Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb to be Featured Panelist at PEP Rally

Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb to be Featured Panelist at PEP Rally

PEP is pleased to announce that Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb will join us at the 2024 PEP Rally for Kids on May 14 as the featured panelist. This year the annual fundraiser focuses on community building and why it matters for young people.

Mayor Bibb has been committed to strengthening communities throughout his career. He began his career in public service working for then-Senator Obama and later at Cuyahoga County as a special assistant advising on education and economic development policies. Today, putting people and neighborhoods first continues to be core to Mayor Bibb’s approach. It also makes him the perfect choice for featured panelist at an event focusing on community building.


The event will also recognize two other notable community leaders who have made a significant impact for young people at PEP and who are also invested in building communities:

  • Ken Outcalt, principal, president of development, NRP Group and former PEP board chair
  • Deborah L. Plummer, PhD founder, executive director, Getting to We, Inc. and former PEP board member

Ken Outcalt is the principal and president of development of the NRP Group, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 largest developers and builders in the U.S. Over the past decade, Outcalt has presided over the development of affordable workforce and market rate properties that account for over 55,000 units and $11 billion in capital deployed. In this role, he has made his career, in a literal sense, by building communities. As PEP’s former board chair, Outcalt built links to many companies and individuals who support PEP’s work.

Deborah L. Plummer, PhD is the founder and executive director of Getting to We, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to helping people understand their shared, core identity as humans and relate to each other without fear. As a psychologist, university professor, author and international leader in the field of diversity and invlusion, she urges audiences to examine themselves as social beings in relation to our programmed fear of “otherness.” She has advanced PEP’s ability to engage in the work of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging as a previous PEP board member, consultant and regular advisor.

Event Details

Tuesday, May 14

11:30 Registration | Noon – 1:30 PM: Program and Lunch


Windows on the River | 2000 Sycamore, Cleveland, Ohio

The format of the event will be a panel discussion with Mayor Bibb, Outcalt and Plummer. Kids served by PEP will pose the questions, which will focus on community building.

Visit our registration page here.