Lakewood Mayor Meghan F. George to Join President Biden's "Building a Better Ohio" Forum to Discuss Impact of Federal Dollars | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Lakewood Mayor Meghan F. George to Join President Biden’s “Building a Better Ohio” Forum to Discuss Impact of Federal Dollars

September 06, 2022

Funds invested in Lakewood help achieve key projects and initiatives, provide pandemic relief

Mayor Meghan F. George will join a contingent of Ohio mayors traveling to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, to meet with President Joe Biden to discuss the significant benefits achieved and expected from federal programs and funds. The “Communities in Action: Building a Better Ohio” forum with President Biden will focus on the impact of the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the CHIPS Act, and other recent federal actions.

In addition to the City of Lakewood, the forum with President Biden will be attended by civic leaders from across Ohio, including the mayors of Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Akron, Youngstown, Elyria, Lorain, Lima, and Athens.

“I am looking forward to joining many of my peers from around Ohio to meet with President Biden and share how cities like Lakewood have successfully leveraged federal funds with other local, state, and community dollars to improve quality of life and achieve transformative projects,” said Mayor Meghan F. George. “Through ARPA funds alone, the City of Lakewood has been able to keep people in their homes during the pandemic, invest in catalytic development and infrastructure projects; and improve public safety. The federal government’s investment in dense cities like Lakewood have immense impact, and we appreciate the focus that the Biden administration has shown in partnering with communities like ours.”

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Situated on the shores of Lake Erie, the City of Lakewood, Ohio is a historic streetcar suburb located five minutes from downtown Cleveland. One of the densest communities in the U.S., Lakewood offers a charming, walkable setting filled with beautiful century homes, hundreds of unique small businesses, well-respected schools, and high-quality public parks and amenities.