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Thursday, March 14th @8:30am

Community Conversations

The Lorain Historical Society is pleased to announce a new series for 2024 entitled “Community Conversations”.


Community Conversations launches on Thursday, March 14, 2024, and doors open at 8:30 a.m. and our discussion starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Carnegie Center located at 329 W 10th St. in Lorain. The inaugural speaker will be Eric Wobser, CEO of the Greater Sandusky Partnership.


This event aims to foster dialogue and collaboration, don't miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation and make a difference in Lorain's history.

Reservations for this event are limited so get your tickets today!

Lorain Historical Society Launches "Community Conversations"

This spring the Lorain Historical Society is launching its newest series for 2024 entitled “Community Conversations”. We are excited to welcome Eric Wobser, CEO of the Greater Sandusky Partnership, as our first speaker and we hope that you can join us at the Carnegie Center on Thursday, March 14 at 8:30 a.m.


“Our goal is to inspire bold thinking, to provide a forum for civic dialogue and to encourage leaders and residents alike to take action and continue to move Lorain forward,” said Barbara Piscopo, executive director of the Lorain Historical Society.


Wobser will address ways in which a community can cultivate and foster a “culture of entrepreneurship” that is key to successful revitalization. He will highlight the importance of welcoming young people to become part of the fabric of this revitalization and challenge young people who are from Lorain and who love Lorain to take the lead in many of these initiatives. A question and answer period will follow Wobser’s remarks.


Wobser currently serves as the CEO of the Greater Sandusky Partnership and has spent his career in civic engagement and community development. His work is known to many who are engaged in the work of revitalizing legacy cities in Ohio. Born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, Wobser’s career path led him to success in both Cleveland and in his hometown.

Eric Wobser

CEO, Greater Sandusky Partnership

Eric Wobser is a seasoned municipal leader and the current CEO of the Greater Sandusky Partnership (GSP). With over a decade of executive experience, Eric has a proven track record of success in program development, strategic planning, cross-sector collaboration, community outreach, team-building, and economic development. As the City Manager of Sandusky, Ohio, since 2014, he has overseen a diverse and historic community of over 25,000 residents with an annual budget exceeding $50 million. Eric's transformative leadership led to significant achievements, including securing the passage of a joint income and admissions tax increase, spearheading the Bicentennial Vision Plan resulting in over $300 million in investment, and revitalizing the waterfront through community planning.

Prior to his role in Sandusky, Eric served as the Executive Director of Ohio City Incorporated in Cleveland, where he doubled the annual budget, attracted over $100 million in public and private investment, and managed the Ohio City Farm – one of the largest urban farms in the country. With a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Ohio University, Eric brings a strong educational background to his civic involvement. His commitment is reflected in various board memberships, including the Destination Cleveland Board of Directors and involvement in organizations like Shores & Islands, Ohio. Eric's leadership extends beyond his professional roles, making him a respected figure in civic engagement and community development.


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