What was it like to see the convention up close?
By Joe Roman
President and CEO
Greater Cleveland Partnership
Vice President, Cleveland 2016 Host Committee
Opening Night: North Coast Harbor has NEVER looked so good, nor the lakefront more promising….over 12,000 guests, donors, delegates and media attended in perfect weather.
Personally, I remember when, over 20 years ago, Cleveland Tomorrow, our predecessor, and North Coast Harbor, where Dave Gilbert worked at the time, were working just to make sure people knew we had a harbor and park again.
Then came the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Great Lakes Science Center, a new stadium for the Cleveland Browns, and—just before the RNC—a new restaurant. With more to come.
I just wished that Senator Voinovich, the namesake of the park, could have seen it in all its full glory.
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