The Ohio Afterschool Network would like to thank the following Ohio leaders for their support of the Summit and for championing Afterschool and Summer Learning programs across Ohio.


The Honorable Matt Zone, National League of Cities President and Cleveland City Council Member, provided opening remarks on Afterschool as a strategy for elected leaders to combat many of their community issues.


The Honorable Councilwoman Priscilla Tyson of Columbus Ohio welcomed all participants to the Summit. “We are pleased that Columbus was chosen as the host city for the Ohio After School Network’s Municipal Summit and we thank the National League of Cities for their support.  Our young people represent the future so we must seize the opportunity to invest in them.  This summit will allow policy makers to review best practice strategies for increasing access, participation and funding,” said Tyson.


The Honorable Mayor Nan Whaley from Dayton, Ohio was a champion of this event from it’s inception. She joined the Afternoon Municipal Panel discussing topics such as workforce and juvenile justice.


Ohio Municipal League President Kent Scarrett addressed the audience, speaking on behalf of his membership and emphasizing the importance of local leaders in youth issues.


Toledo, Ohio’s Mayor, the Honorable Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, also participated in the Afternoon Municipal panel.


Columbus City Council member the Honorable Councilwoman Jaiza Page was a member of the afternoon Municipal Panel.


OAN welcomed Reginald McGregor as the Keynote Speaker of this event.

With generous support from the National League of Cities and the Ohio Municipal League, the Ohio Afterschool Network is excited to announce Reginald McGregor as the keynote speaker for the upcoming Ohio Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Summer Learning.

Today Reginald is Manager of Engineer Employee Development for Rolls Royce, but he has always had a fascination with how things work.

As a boy, he tinkered with his bicycle to see if he could add extra gears. He remembers getting in trouble for taking the back off the family’s television set. His mother was a teacher and his family owned three sets of encyclopedias.

That little boy grew up to become an engineer and now it’s his job to inspire the next generation of talent.

As manager of engineering employee development at Rolls-Royce Corp., McGregor is tasked with making sure the aircraft-engine maker has enough engineering talent for the years ahead. His primary role is to work with college engineering students who are doing co-op work at the company. But over the years, he’s discovered the value in interesting students as young as middle-school age in science, technology, engineering and math classes—often called STEM—and of building a network of Rolls-Royce volunteers who can help him with this effort.

OAN is thrilled to welcome Reginald as our keynote speaker who will illuminate the connection between workforce readiness and Afterschool, helping Ohio’s decision makers learn more about Afterschool as a proven strategy and inspire participants to make a difference in their own communities.

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