Leaders of Tomorrow Work Group

About the LoT Work Group

The CPC’s Leaders of Tomorrow (LoT) work group is a group of 11 Cleveland young adults who meet to discuss issues and develop solutions to policing related issues that impact young people in Cleveland. These solutions will take the form of policy recommendations that the CPC will submit to the City and other stakeholders as outlined by the Consent Decree.

Members will voice their opinions, thoughts, and personal stories about issues they and other young people in the community face as related to interactions with Cleveland police. Commissioner guidance, interactive workshops, and group research projects are designed to help members develop the confidence, knowledge and skills needed for members to become effective problem solvers and encourage future civic engagement.

LoT members are between the ages of 18 – 26 and are residents of the city of Cleveland. Members serve a two-year term and meet monthly. 

Member Responsibilities and Duties

  • Attend in-person or online monthly work group meetings.
  • Serve as CPC “community ambassadors”
  • Participate in civic engagement activities and professional conferences related to the CPC’s work including District Policing Meetings. 
  • Develop policing policy recommendations based on experience, research and deliberation for consideration by appointed CPC Commissioners.
  • Develop and coordinate social, educational public events as needed and as approved by the CPC.
  • Deliver a culminating presentation to the Commission and the Cleveland community on how the work group’s work has contributed towards building positive relationships between youth and police.

Meet the LoT Members

Omar Kelly
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Samantha Montanez
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Ivan Conard
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Jaeron Stearns
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Esther Ngemba
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James Egan
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Judith Cusack
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Jazmyne Shaw
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Ju-uan Pinson
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Work Group Members along with CPC Commissioners and Staff on their first (virtual) meeting of 2021

Work Group Co-Chairs:
Commissioner Frederick Knuckles, Commissioner Terry Echols

Committee Members: 
Commissioner Lewis Katz,  Commissioner Harriet Hadley