HSAN: Approaching The 2024-2025 Cuyahoga County Budget Recap

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HSAN: Approaching The 2024-2025 Cuyahoga County Budget Recap

August 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Hey Cuyahoga County! It’s budget season and elected officials will soon be making decisions to decide spending on the $1.6 billion county budget.

* What are the policy priorities of the administration?

* What are the priorities of the county council?

* What impact will the county feel with the expiration of pandemic-era funding, as well as the passage of the latest state budget, on health and human services?

Join The Center for Community Solutions as we host the next meeting of the Human Services Advocacy Network, presented in partnership with Cuyahoga Community College. The event will open with remarks from new County Executive Chris Ronayne and the current Vice President of Cuyahoga Council, Cheryl Stephens, followed by a panel discussion to discuss the upcoming budget and its impact on the lives and future of Cuyahoga County residents. 

All are welcome, but capacity is limited and registration is required.

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Meet the Speakers!

The Honorable Yvonne Conwell, who serves as the County Council Representative for District 7, is the Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee and a member of the Human Resources, Appointments and Equity, Public Works, Public Safety, and Education, Environment & Sustainability Committee. She is committed to building an effective and efficient County government that continues to work every day for safer neighborhoods, stronger health and human services, and the inclusion of a vigorous business environment that promotes sustainable economic growth and equitable job development. 

Katie Gallagher serves as the Deputy Chief of Operations and Community Innovation under Cuyahoga County Executive Chris Ronayne. She has been with the County since January of 2023, overseeing the Fiscal Office, Department of Information Technology, Department of Human Resources and the Office of Innovation and Performance. Cuyahoga County is the second most populous County in the State of Ohio with a budget totaling $1.5 billion. Before serving in this role, Katie was the Mayor of the City of Brooklyn for five years. During her tenure, she helped secure over 73 new businesses and $254 million in new construction in Brooklyn.   

The Honorable Dale Miller, who serves as the County Council Representative for District 2, is the Chairperson of the Finance and Budgeting Committee and oversees the biennial budget process which allocates about $1.6 billion in funding per year.  He is also the Vice-Chair of the Public Works, Procurement & Contracting Committee and serves on the following additional committees and boards: Health, Human Services & Aging, Human Resources, Appointments & Equity, Operations, Intergovernmental Relations & Public Transportation, Board of Control, and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA).

Walter Parfejewiec serves as the Director of the Office of Budget Management (OBM) for Cuyahoga County and is the former Director of Health and Human Services. Overseeing the $1.8 billion county budget including revenue, expenditures, capital, and debt, Walter ensures that OBM manages and communicates the county’s financial and management plans and provides information for effective decision-making and advocating the county’s interest in public forums, as well as ensuring that the information relative to the County budget is presented in an accurate, relevant, understandable, and timely manner.


Thanks to our partners!


August 29, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Jerry Sue Thornton Center
2500 East 22nd Street
Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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