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Mayor Justin Bibb picks Maltz Performing Arts Center for first State of the City

CWRU double alumnus to update community on first 100 days’ progress

Cleveland Mayor Justin M. Bibb will give his first State of the City address April 13 during a free public event at Case Western Reserve’s Maltz Performing Arts Center.

A two-time university alumnus, Mayor Bibb will share accomplishments from his first 100 days in office, progress on the economic recovery underway, and his broader vision for the city. The City Club of Cleveland is convening the event, which begins at 7 p.m.

“I’m looking forward to celebrating my first 100 days in office with the residents of Cleveland as we reflect on this moment of transition and transformation in our city,” Mayor Bibb said. “Civic participation and dialogue is what makes democracy work and I can’t wait to engage with residents from every ward on this special evening. Thank you to the City Club of Cleveland for presenting the State of the City address on the grounds of my alma mater.”

The Maltz Center is among a limited number of large venues located within Cleveland residential areas. With seating for its Silver Hall approaching 1,200, the complex sits within Hough, with the Glenville and St. Clair-Superior neighborhoods nearby.

“We are delighted to partner with the City Club for this historic event,” Case Western Reserve President Eric W. Kaler said. “It’s especially meaningful to host Mayor Bibb, an alumnus of both our School of Law and our Weatherhead School of Management.”

In addition to his remarks, Mayor Bibb will also answer questions from Cleveland residents. All who are interested should submit questions ahead of time through the City Club.

“Direct questions from constituents have been a hallmark of City Club forums since our inception,” City Club of Cleveland CEO Dan Moulthrop said. “We’re grateful to the Mayor and our partners for the opportunity to highlight neighborhood voices as part of the State of the City. We’re looking forward to a wonderful evening.”

Tickets are available on the Maltz Center website; Mayor Bibb’s remarks also will be livestreamed at, among other websites.

The event is free thanks to PNC Bank, CWRU, and other sponsors. Free public transportation to and from the event will be provided thanks to support from KeyBank. Free parking will also be available on site.

Case Western Reserve will provide additional information to the campus community next month.