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City of Columbus Launches Financial Empowerment Center

City of Columbus Launches Financial Empowerment Center. First Lady Shannon Ginther and Columbus City Council President Pro Tempore Elizabeth C. Brown today announced the launch of the Columbus Financial Empowerment Center (FEC), which provides free financial counseling with licensed professionals for all Columbus-area adults. The Columbus FEC is supported by the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) and managed in partnership with Jewish Family Services.
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Columbus Finance Director Joe Lombardi Tapped to Lead SWACO

Columbus Finance Director Joe Lombardi Tapped to Lead SWACO. After more than 30 years of service to the City of Columbus, Joe Lombardi announced he will be leaving his role as Director of the Columbus Department of Finance and Management to accept the role of Executive Director of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO). His last day with the City will be June 3.
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Columbus Selected to Participate in National Heat-mapping Campaign

Columbus Selected to Participate in National Heat-mapping Campaign. The City of Columbus is one of 16 municipalities selected to participate in a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) heat-mapping campaign to study and address the urban “heat island effect,” which are specific areas that can be up to 20 degrees hotter than nearby neighborhoods. The data collected by this campaign will be used to help protect and strengthen communities of color, low-income residents and the city’s Opportunity Neighborhoods.
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Columbus Accepting Nominations for the 2022 Shellabarger Illuminator Award

Columbus Accepting Nominations for the 2022 Shellabarger Illuminator Award. The City of Columbus is accepting nominations for the Shellabarger Illuminator Award to be presented at the annual City Hall Pride Illumination ceremony on Wednesday, June 1. The Shellabarger Illuminator Award recognizes an individual within the Columbus community who has demonstrated outstanding initiative to promote LGBTQ+ rights and, in doing so, has created a more inclusive Columbus.
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Mayor Ginther Appoints Kristen Atha Director of Public Utilities

Mayor Ginther Appoints Kristen Atha Director of Public Utilities. Mayor Andrew J. Ginther has appointed Kristen Atha Director of Public Utilities. Atha most recently served as Vice President, US West Region, Water Market Sector Leader, at AECOM in Columbus. She replaces Tracie Davies who was named Delaware County Administrator in October. Ann Aubry has been serving as interim director.
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City of Columbus Announces New Clean-Energy Jobs Program

City of Columbus Announces New Clean-Energy Jobs Program. Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today announced that the City of Columbus is allocating $1.5 million to IMPACT Community Action to implement Empowered! – a new clean-energy jobs program geared toward Columbus residents ages 18-24. The program will provide training and on-the-job experience for careers in the clean-energy sector and focus on recruiting participants from communities of color and women in Opportunity Neighborhoods.
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Education and Leadership

Columbus Recreation and Parks offers two programs that focus on educational and leadership development. Capital Kids is designed to bolster kids’ academic achievement, and City Leaders is designed to develop the future leaders of Columbus. Read more about the programs below. If you are interested in Captial Kids or...
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City Leaders Announce $19 million to Support Human Service Efforts Throughout Columbus

City Leaders Announce $19 million to Support Human Service Efforts Throughout Columbus. Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today joined Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin and Councilmember Shayla D. Favor to announce $19 million for local human services organizations working to address homelessness, infant vitality and workforce preparedness, among other critical social needs.
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City of Columbus and Central Ohio Crime Stoppers Partner to Catch Illegal Dumpers

City of Columbus and Central Ohio Crime Stoppers Partner to Catch Illegal Dumpers. The City of Columbus and Central Ohio Crime Stoppers are seeking the community’s help in identifying suspected illegal dumpers caught on camera. The partnership is another enforcement tool in Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s Clean Neighborhoods initiative to hold offenders accountable for dumping trash and debris in city alleys.
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Columbus Women’s Commission Launches Next Phase of Equity Campaign

Columbus Women’s Commission Launches Next Phase of Equity Campaign. The Columbus Women’s Commission today announced the next phase of its signature equity campaign titled “The Columbus Commitment: 100 Adopters. 100 Days. 100% Committed.” This voluntary, employer-led initiative calls on local businesses to commit to learning and implementing practices that improve gender- and race-based inequities in the workplace, with a particular focus on pay disparities. So far, 287 Columbus employers have signed the pledge to join. The campaign to recruit 100 new adopters begins March 25 and continues through July 3.
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City of Columbus, Greenspot Smart Mobility Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

City of Columbus, Greenspot Smart Mobility Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure. The City of Columbus and Greenspot Smart Mobility are partnering to expand charging accessibility for electric vehicle (EV) drivers with three new public charging station locations. This infrastructure expansion will help to promote adoption of EV use across the community and support the Columbus Climate Action Plan’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
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City Announces Next Generation of Police Body Camera Technology

City Announces Next Generation of Police Body Camera Technology. Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today announced a nearly $19 million investment to equip Columbus Police officers with cutting-edge technology for body-worn cameras (BWC) and in-car cameras. Technological advancements will allow higher-quality audio and video, automatic activation to safeguard against user error,...
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2022 State of the City

Hello, Columbus. It is my pleasure to join you to reflect on a year that was unlike any other and move forward, as a community, with renewed strength, grit and purpose. Many things have changed in recent years, including the pace of our world. And while this is still a time of hardship and uncertainty for many, it is also a time for opportunity and optimism.
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Mayor Ginther Signs Legislation Repealing Mask Requirements

Mayor Ginther Signs Legislation Repealing Mask Requirements. Mayor Andrew J. Ginther has signed legislation approved by Columbus City Council, effectively eliminating the requirement to wear a face covering indoors in the City of Columbus. “I am proud of Columbus residents who fought so hard for so long to beat back...
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$8 Million in Columbus-Franklin County Small Business Recovery Funds Available for Immediate Access

$8 Million in Columbus-Franklin County Small Business Recovery Funds Available for Immediate Access. An additional $8 million is now available through the Columbus-Franklin County Small Business Recovery Fund to help Central Ohio small businesses continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funding will be prioritized for businesses that are located in underserved communities and are minority-, woman- or veteran-owned. Federal funding and support from local resources are meant to protect the small business economy and help entrepreneurship flourish in the region.
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Columbus, Central Ohio Municipalities Discuss Lifting Local Face Covering Requirements

Columbus, Central Ohio Municipalities Discuss Lifting Local Face Covering Requirements. Today, city leaders from Bexley, Whitehall, Worthington and Columbus met with Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts and Franklin County Health Commissioner Joe Mazzola to receive an update on the status of the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Each city currently has local orders in place requiring the wearing of face coverings indoors.
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City of Columbus Appoints Jacqueline Hendricks-Moore as Inspector General

City of Columbus Appoints Jacqueline Hendricks-Moore as Inspector General. Jacqueline Hendricks-Moore has been named the first-ever Inspector General for the City of Columbus. Hendricks-Moore is currently a Senior Investigator for the City of Detroit’s Office of Inspector General and was selected from a strong pool of 29 applicants after an extensive national search, numerous interviews and a virtual community town hall.
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Mayor Ginther and First Lady Shannon Ginther Announce New Columbus Women’s Commission Members

Mayor Ginther and First Lady Shannon Ginther Announce New Columbus Women’s Commission Members. Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and First Lady Shannon Ginther announced six new Commissioners on the Columbus Women’s Commission. The Commission, first seated in January 2017, works to dismantle barriers and reduce gender based-inequities to improve the economic position of women in our community.
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Property Maintenance Appeals Board

The Property Maintenance Appeals Board is the body that hears appeals of Code Enforcement Notices of Violation. Once an appeal request is received and approved, an appeal is scheduled. The person who received the Notice of Violation is notified of the date of their appeal hearing. The City Code Section...
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