by Jeremy Cronig, immediate past president of NFTY
On June 19, 2016, our city celebrated like it was 1964. The Cleveland Cavaliers rewrote the script on our town, replacing the nickname “mistake by the lake” with “city of champions.” We showed our true colors as over a million people flooded downtown, united and joyous, for the victory parade. After 50 years, Cleveland was once again a winning city.
Next week, Cleveland hosts the Republican National Convention, and again we have the opportunity to showcase our hometown to the world. Thousands of visitors will descend on Cleveland to experience all that our city has to offer. The national exposure from this event, coupled with many improvements to downtown, has even led The Chicago Tribune to declare Cleveland “a city on the rebound”.