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Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting was held at the LCCC Spitzer Conference Center on Thursday, May 16, 2024. We welcomed Dan Moulthrop, CEO of The City Club of Cleveland as our Keynote Speaker. 

Lorain Historical Society hosts City Club of Cleveland CEO for annual meeting keynote

The Chronicle-Telegram
Carissa Woytach

For his keynote speech of the Lorain Historical Society’s 11th annual meeting, City Club of Cleveland CEO Dan Moulthrop started by talking about the future.

In 2026, the United States will celebrate its semiquincentennial — or 250 years since the Declaration of Independence — but Moulthrop asked the group gathered at Lorain County Community College on Thursday to think about what just 75 years in the future may look like for Lorain, the county and Northeast Ohio.

“It’s kind of an open question,” he said. “What would be the story of the city of Lorain at that point? … What’s the story that we’re going to talk about?”


Dan Moulthrop


CEO, The City Club of Cleveland

Dan Moulthrop is CEO of The City Club of Cleveland, one of the nation's great free speech forums. Founded in 1912, The City Club convenes more than 100 programs every year on just about every issue and topic of importance to Northeast Ohio.


Prior to joining the City Club in 2013 he was co-founder of The Civic Commons, a Knight Foundation project creating a social media environment designed for civil civic dialogue. He was also the award-winning host of Sound of Ideas as part of the team at Ideastream Public Media.


A former public high school English teacher, Dan served on the boards of Teach for America in Greater Cleveland and the Teacher Salary Project; he continues to serve on the national advisory board of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities at Cuyahoga Community College. He is also the Past President of the boards of the Ohio Debate Commission and Borderlight, Cleveland’s International Theatre Festival. He was a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2014 and a 2019 Marshall Memorial Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States.


Dan is also co-author, with Dave Eggers and Nínive Calegari, of the best-selling book Teachers Have it Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America's Teachers (The New Press, 2005), which provided the basis for the 2010 documentary "American Teacher." He was also co-editor, with RA Washington of A Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts from a Segregated City (2016). Dan is a frequent moderator of public conversations and has appeared on stages across the country, including the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Commonwealth Club of California. He received both his BA in English Literature and a Master of Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. He and his family live in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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