Historic Forum of Former Cincinnati Mayors

April 3, 2009


The Xavier University Institute for Politics and Public Life, along with WLWT-TV, is hosting a free former Cincinnati mayors forum on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conaton Board Room in Schmidt Hall on Xavier’s campus. Those attending are encouraged to arrive by 7:00 p.m. to insure the taping begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. Ten former Cincinnati mayors will be in attendance, including:
Eugene Ruehlmann (1967-1971)
Tom Luken (1971-1972)
Bobbie Sterne (1975-1976; 1978-1979)
Jerry Springer (1977-1978)
David Mann (1980-1982; 1991)
Tom Brush (1982-1983)
Arn Bortz (1983-1984)
Charlie Luken (1984-1991; 1999-2005)
Dwight Tillery (1991-1993)
Roxanne Qualls (1993-1999)
Ken Blackwell (1979-1980) will take part via a pre-taped interview. Current mayor Mark Mallory will give the welcome. WLWT-TV is taping the forum to air at a later date.
Michael Ford, Xavier graduate and founding director for the Institute, will make opening remarks. Ford has a 37-year career in politics, government and business at all levels of American public life. He began his political career in Cincinnati, worked on Springer’s mayoral campaign in 1977 and graduated with Blackwell in 1970. Ford went on to hold senior staff and senior advisory positions in nine presidential campaigns. He returned to Xavier last year to run the Institute and help students start their own careers in politics and public life.
This event is free and open to the public but space is limited to 200 and reservations are required. To reserve a spot for the two-hour taping, please send an e-mail with the names of those attending to politicsandpubliclife@xavier.edu.
The Institute for Politics and Public Life aims to provide leadership in national discussions of politics and public policy in an academic setting. The Institute also serves as a center for researching crucial matters of public policy and governance, and disseminating its findings to the public. To learn more visit www.xavier.edu/politicsandpubliclife.
For more information, please send an e-mail to politicsandpubliclife@xavier.edu or call 513-745-4873.