A Conversation With Cincinnati Volunteer Fred Neurohr

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Fred Neurohr is a volunteer, a husband and a father. I met him through his involvement as a board member for

Fred Neurohr

“My work with him at Elementz really drives home the notion that everyone has a gift, and our duty as members of a community is to help nurture and bring those gifts into the light.”

the Cincinnati nonprofit Elementz, an arts center dedicated to encouraging young people’s creativity and positive choices, the promotion and development of Urban Arts, and the betterment of our city.  Fred’s passion for bringing out the best in young people is loud and clear. He is an inspiration.

I asked Fred about the GOOD in his life. This is what he had to say.

What is something really good that has happened recently or in your life?

I recently took a position at the Council on Aging, which combines several of my passions: working with data to tell a story, working in service of people in our community, and contributing toward a better Cincinnati.

 Who is someone who has inspired you in your life and why?

Peter Block.  My work with him at Elementz really drives home the notion that everyone has a gift, and our duty as members of a community is to help nurture and bring those gifts into the light.

 What is one of your favorite quotes that inspires you?

“Everything in moderation, including moderation.”  It reminds me that it’s okay to let things escape the cold, everyday calculus.  In truth, we need not count everything all the time and can choose not to impose quantitative judgments in all corners of life.  It’s good for the soul to both recognize and exercise the pleasant randomness life brings, and to act with passion and helpful excess from time-to-time.

What is something that is sure to make you smile?

A trip home to my native New York City, especially sharing it with my family.  Watching my kids light up at the sights and sounds of Times Square, or when they stare in wonderment at the awesome characters of Coney Island, or when they try food they’ve never seen before – it’s the best!  Unless we attend a Mets or Jets game.  That doesn’t leave me smiling so much lately.  😉

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