President emeritus to discuss economic book Sept. 16

September 10, 2015 | Events, UToday
By Staff

Dr. Daniel M. Johnson, president emeritus at The University of Toledo, will discuss his new book Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library McMaster Auditorium, 325 Michigan St.

As part of the library’s Open Book Series, Johnson will talk about Leading Economic Development: A Toolkit for Public Officials and Civic Leaders.

Economic Development bookTom Walton, retired editor and vice president of The Blade, will interview Johnson during the program.

Walton is well-known in Toledo for his regular column on the editorial pages of The Blade and for his humorous commentary “Life as We Know It,” which airs Monday evenings on WGTE Public Radio FM 91.

The two will discuss the book and issues common to public officials who want to develop effective economic development efforts in their communities.

The free, public event will be followed by a reception and book signing, where copies of Johnson’s book will be available for sale for $20.

Recently published by The University of Toledo Press, the book includes a foreword by Lee Fisher, former lieutenant governor of Ohio and president and CEO of the group CEOS for Cities. Copies also are for sale online at

For more information on the event, contact Benjamin Malczewski, humanities department manager at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, at 419.259.5193, or Barbara Floyd, director of the UT Press, as 419.530.2170.

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