Hunter Morrison III, is Senior Fellow in Urban Studies at Cleveland State’s Levin College of Urban Affairs and Senior Advisor to the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium (NEOSCC), a regional public private partnership dedicated to making this region more vibrant, resilient and sustainable. Mr. Morrison served as NEOSCC’s Executive Director from 2012-2015 during which the Consortium developed Vibrant NEO 2040, a vision and framework for the 12-county region. The framework links economic development strategies with investments in housing, transportation, infrastructure, and natural systems. The Vibrant NEO initiative was funded by the Federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities, an interagency partnership between HUD, DOT, and EPA. Mr. Morrison has served as director of the Youngstown State University Center for Urban and Regional Studies, where he managed the Youngstown 2010 Plan and as Planning Director for the city of Cleveland, where he was responsible for Cleveland’s Civic Vision 2000 Downtown and Citywide Plans Both plans received APA National Planning Awards. He holds degrees in city planning and political science from Yale College, city planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and business administration from Cleveland State University.