Trying to put last night into words but this picture… this sums it up. What an HONOR for #CourtneyCoversCleveland to plan this dinner party for our friend Justin Bibb (@bibbforcle), the Mayor Elect!
After 16 years our city will have new leadership as he becomes Cleveland’s 54th Mayor and second-youngest mayor in the city’s history! Last Tuesday was a celebration! They said he couldn’t do it… but he did. He’s showing us that nothing is impossible! Everyone in this room is motivating each other and doing amazing work in Cleveland. Together we are all apart or Cleveland’s Transformative Change.
To our brother and friend, the Mayor Elect, we love you and we are sooo proud of you! We have your back forever and always Justin! #CleCantWait
Shoutout to my cohosts Evelynn Burnett and Allen Boseman, this event started with a conversation at 2am on Election Night.
We were the last three standing after celebrating Justin’s historical win. See a small group of us (many from the picture) gathered to watch the polls together. When it was CLEAR Justin had won lol by a landslide. He greeted us before heading to the church to give his acceptance speech.
It was in that moment I knew we had to do more for him. Specifically this special group of Cleveland’s young black leaders. See if it’s one thing we’ve figured out… it’s how to come together and support each other!
So here we were at 2am talking about the City of Cleveland – the challenges and the potential. Then we agree we can’t miss this moment, this historical win, and the opportunity to show our support the next four years for our friend. More importantly we agreed that everyone in the room had a role in Clevelands Transformative Change and we must all hold ourselves and each other accountable.
Then I said let’s host a Private Dinner Party to celebrate… and they said bet. Then we did it and it was AMAZING.
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Let’s keep it going, not just us but everyone!
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