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"Leading Economic Development" Seminar on March 27

The Urban Affairs Center and the University of Toledo Press are announcing a half-day seminar entitled Leading Economic Development: A Seminar for Local Public Officials and Civic Leaders on Friday, March 27, from 2:00pm to 4:30pm at the Radisson Hotel on the UT Health Science Campus.

The keynote speakers are Dr. Daniel Johnson, UT President Emeritus and author of the book Leading Economic Development: A Toolkit for Public Officials and Civic Leaders, and Lee Fisher, former Ohio Lieutenant Governor and president, CEOs for Cities. There will also be a panel discussion of local experts in economic development from the private and public sectors. To register, download and return the form below.

** Download the seminar registration form here **

The 2014 schedule for the Discover Downtown Walking Tours is now available. There are new tours this season and we have added some new twists to some old tours. We also have some tours that are in neighborhoods that are near Downtown.

It is very exciting for us to be able to do this because it means that Downtown Toledo is evolving, growing, and strengthening ... there is always something new happening!

UAC is also pleased to offer a special event: a walking tour of Waite High School on June 12, 2014. The tour of the newly renovated school (named for Toledoan Morrison R. Waite, a US Supreme Court Justice) celebrates it 100th anniversary!

View the complete information flyer here, and click here to view complete information about the Waite HS tour.

DateTour DetailsStart Location Map
June 12Celebrate 100 Years of Waite High School: Tour the newly renovated East Toledo Gem named for Toledo native and US Supreme Court Justice Morrison R. Waite (meet at Waite HS Field House, park on East Broadway Street).Link
July 10Amtrak Station & MLK Plaza: Tour Martin Luther King Plaza which houses Toledo's train station (park near Children's Park and meet in upper level of building).Link
July 17St. Francis de Sales Church: Built in 1850, it was the Toledo Catholic Diocese Cathedral from 1910-1940 (meet at Cherry & Superior streets). NOTE - tour starts at 1pm.Link
July 24The View From the Rooftop: What can you see from the rooftop of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Main Brach? (meet at 325 Michigan in from of the library).Link
July 31Inside the Gemes of Madison Avenue: Explore some of the magnificent lobbies of our Madison Avenue treasures (meet at Huron Street & Madison Avenue at Huntington Bank).Link
Aug. 7Casey Pomeroy House: What comes after an "extreme makeover" (meet at 802 Huron Street).Link
Aug. 14The Maritime Academy of Toledo: A tuition-free school that uses some high-tech equipment to prepare ypouth for maritime careers (meet at 803 Water Street across from WTOL).Link
Aug. 21What's Making Uptown Even More Hip?: Uptown continues to evolve into a "cool" neighborhood; see the progress on the development of Uptoen Green (meet at Madison Avenue and 18th Street).Link
Aug. 28Discover the Oliver House: The oldest commercial building in Toledo (meet at 27 Broadway Street in the historic lobby of the bulding).Link
Sep. 4Forest Cemetery: Established in 1829, Toeldo's oldest municipally-owned cemetery covers 145 acres and is the final resting place for many of Toledo's historic figures (meet at main gate at 1704 Mulberry Street; park on right side of the road).Link

The Discover Downtown Toledo Walking Tours are on Thursdays at lunchtime (Noon - 1pm) from July 10 through September 4. They'll happen "Rain or Shine", and parking on Downtown Toledo streets is free between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

If you've enjoyed a Downtown Toledo Walking Tour and are interested in being a tour guide, click here to find out how!

Project Coordinator: UAC, phone 419-530-3592

Special Tour Coordinator: Irene Martin, Local History, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, phone 419-259-5234, email

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