Norm Krumholz receives the 2019 Morton L. Mandel Leadership in Community Development Award

At the 5th annual Vibrant City Awards Lunch, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress announced the recipient of its highest honor. Norm Krumholz, former Planning Director for the City of Cleveland and professor at Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs, received the prestigious Morton L. Mandel Leadership in Community Development Award.

Norm is the author of many books, including Making Equity Planning Work and Advancing Equity Planning Now. Krumholz, who was traveling and unable to attend the event, thanked Neighborhood Progress and noted his appreciation of being in the company of past award winners via video acceptance speech. He also spoke briefly on equity.

“Issues of equity have been paramount throughout my professional life. It is the prime objective here in the city of Cleveland, to lift those neighborhoods that have fallen behind and lift the people that live in those neighborhoods,” stated Krumholz. 

These words resonated with the audience of 550, as Cleveland’s community development system is assertively addressing the issues of racial equity and inclusion.

CLICK HERE to view the Mandel Award video.

Congratulations to Norm Krumholz!