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Posted On: 4/16/2012

FitzGerald and Partners to Cut Ribbon on New County Fairgrounds Turbine

MEDIA ADVISORY

Media Contacts:
Michelle Adams: (216) 443-8158, (216) 551-4421, or mmadams@cuyahogacounty.us
Nicole Dailey Jones:  (216) 263-4602, (216) 338-0863, or ndjones@cuyahogacounty.us  

CLEVELAND — On Tuesday, April 17, 2012, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, representatives from the Cuyahoga County Fair Board, Ohio Department of Development Office of Energy, Renaissance Group and local public officials will officially open the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Wind Turbine and Energy Education Center. The project was financed in part with more than $1.5 million in Federal and State stimulus dollars. The project is a collaborative effort between Cuyahoga County Departments of Development and Public Works, the Cuyahoga County Fair Board and local educational institutions Polaris Career Center and Baldwin Wallace College. It is estimated that the turbine will save the Fair Board $50,000 a year in energy costs.  

WHAT:
Ribbon cutting and dedication of the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Wind Turbine and Energy Education Center

WHO:
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald
Cuyahoga County Council President C. Ellen Connolly and County Council Members
Cuyahoga County Fair Board President Tim Fowler
Cuyahoga County Fair Board Vice President Sustainability Joanne Scudder
Cuyahoga County Project Manager Aaron Godwin, Renaissance Group and owner’s representative
Mayor Cyril Kleem, City of Berea
Mayor Tim DeGeeter, City of Parma
Dr. David Krueger, Professor & Co-Director of Baldwin Wallace College (University) Sustainability Program
Representatives from U.S. Department of Energy, Ohio Department of Development,  Polaris Career Center, Cuyahoga County Departments of Development and Public Works,  Doty and Miller Architects, Electricians and Ironworkers Union.

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Berea, Ohio

Please meet at the Energy Education Center just inside Fair Gate #5 (Main Entrance off the Fairgrounds on Bagley Road)