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CelebrateOne Awarded Competitive Grant to support efforts of Teen Pregnancy Prevention The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio has awarded a $10,000 grant to CelebrateOne in partnership with The Columbus Women’s Commission to support efforts of Teen Pregnancy Prevention. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Sworn In for Second Term Mayor Andrew J. Ginther was sworn in for his second term as mayor of the City of Columbus in a private ceremony at City Hall on December 17, 2019. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Appoints Thomas Quinlan as Police Chief Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced that after a thorough and thoughtful process, he has selected Interim Chief Thomas Quinlan to be the next Police Chief for the City of Columbus. - learn more

CelebrateOne Awarded $4.5 Million Grant to Address Disparities in the Infant Mortality Rate The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and the State’s Managed Care Plans (MCPs) announced a $4.5 million grant to a local coalition of 13 partners, led by CelebrateOne. - learn more

The 614 for Linden to Advance the One Linden Community Plan The City of Columbus joined community partners today to announce details of The 614 for Linden, a collaborative to advance the One Linden Community plan. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Appoints Kate McSweeney Pishotti as Deputy Chief of Staff Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced today that Kate Pishotti will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff, filling a vacancy created by the departure of Greg Davies. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Releases 2020 Proposed Operating Budget Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released his proposed 2020 General Fund budget today at Glenwood Community Recreation Center on the West Side. - learn more

Search Committee Announces Two Finalists And Public Forum for Police Chief The search committee for the next Columbus Police Chief has narrowed down its search to two finalists for the position. - learn more

Search Committee Announces Finalists for Chief of Police The search committee for the next Columbus Chief of Police has announced five finalists for the position. - learn more

City of Columbus Announces $15/Hour for Full-Time City Employees Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and City Council President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown announced that all City of Columbus full-time permanent employees now make a minimum of $15 an hour. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Announces Deputy Chief of Staff Greg Davies Accepts New Role After 20 years serving the city of Columbus, Deputy Chief of Staff Greg Davies has accepted a new position as Vice President of Planning and Development with the Columbus Partnership. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Announces 2019 Inductees into the Columbus Hall of Fame Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced today that he will induct the late Reverend Dr. Charles E. Booth, the late Helen Jenkins Davis, Donna A. James, and Jim Lorimer into the Columbus Hall of Fame. - learn more

City of Columbus Receives Certificate for Most Water Conserved The City of Columbus was presented with a certificate from the Wyland Foundation for being the winner in the 8th Annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation by pledging to reduce its water use by 65.4 million gallons over the next year. - learn more

City of Columbus Announces Panelists for ConnectUS Business Conference & Expo Opening Breakfast Roundtable The City of Columbus announced the panelists for the ConnectUS Business Conference & Expo Opening Breakfast Roundtable to discuss how Columbus is leading the way as America’s equal opportunity city. - learn more

City of Columbus Announces Panelists for ConnectUS Business Conference & Expo Signature Luncheon The City of Columbus announced the panelists for the ConnectUS Business Conference & Expo Signature Luncheon, one of the premier events for the day-long event on October 2, 2019. - learn more

Columbus Awarded Competitive Grant to Create Financial Empowerment Strategy for Women and Families The City of Columbus wants to provide women and families a pathway out of poverty. In July 2019, the City received a $20,000 CityStart grant from Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) to create a sustainable roadmap for financial stability and empowerment. - learn more

City of Columbus Maintains Highest Possible Triple A Bond Rating The City of Columbus has again earned credit ratings of Aaa/AAA/AAA -- the highest possible credit ratings from Moody’s Investors Service, S&P Global Ratings, and Fitch Ratings, respectively. - learn more

Development Director Steve Schoeny to Depart, Chief Innovation Officer Michael Stevens to Serve as Interim Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced Chief Innovation Officer Michael Stevens will serve as Interim Director of the Columbus Department of Development pending the departure of current Director Steve Schoeny. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and City of Columbus to Host ConnectUS Business Conference & Expo Registration is now open for the 2019 ConnectUS Business Conference & Expo presented by Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. - learn more

Ohio Mayors Alliance Recognizes Columbus With Grant The Ohio Mayors Alliance recognized Columbus with a grant award for the City's joint work with I Know I Can and Columbus City Schools to promote seniors taking charge of their futures, crossing the finish line at graduation, and then reaching higher by going to college, getting a job, beginning a career, or serving in the military. - learn more

City of Columbus Releases Operational Review on Division of Police Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released the operational review of the Columbus Division of Police conducted by Matrix Consulting. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announces retirement of Education Department Director Rhonda Johnson After five years of serving as the Education Department Director, Rhonda Johnson will retire from the City of Columbus in early August. - learn more

City of Columbus Releases Disparity Study Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion released a study that measured disparity in city prime contracts and subcontracts between 2012 and 2015. - learn more

Mayor Ginther waives entrance fee on pools over the weekend Mayor Andrew J. Ginther has waived the $1 per person entrance fee at the city pools Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21. - learn more

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Hold 2022 Annual Meeting in Columbus The U.S. Conference of Mayors has selected Columbus to hold its 2022 Annual Meeting in Columbus. It is the first time Columbus has hosted the meeting. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Opens Five Community Centers This Weekend to Beat the Heat Mayor Andrew J. Ginther has ordered five community centers to remain open this weekend to give residents a place to cool off during the extreme heat. - learn more

City and County Announce Private Fund to Advance Affordable Housing The City of Columbus, along with Franklin County, corporate partners and The Columbus Foundation, announced a $100 million Housing Action Fund to address the need for affordable housing in Franklin County. - learn more

City Seeks New Nominees for 2019 Columbus Hall of Fame Induction Mayor Andrew J. Ginther is asking residents to nominate new candidates for the Columbus Hall of Fame. - learn more

City Rolls Out Zoning Notification Sign Program The City of Columbus wants to make sure every resident knows when major projects or zoning changes are being considered in their community. - learn more

Seven Columbus Area Developments Receive OHFA Tax Credits Seven Columbus area developments were granted tax credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA), which are used to fund the construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable housing communities throughout Ohio. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Announces the Resignation of Recreation and Parks Director Tony Collins After serving Columbus residents with great passion and drive, Columbus Recreation and Parks Director, Tony Collins has submitted his resignation to pursue the role of Chief Executive Officer at the YMCA of Central Ohio. - learn more

Mayor Ginther To Unveil 2019 Capital Improvements Budget To Columbus City Council Mayor Andrew J. Ginther will unveil his 2019 Capital Improvements Budget to Columbus City Council on Monday, May 13, 2019. - learn more

City of Columbus Hires Community Engagement Firm and Launches Website to Keep Residents Up to Date on Police Chief Search The City of Columbus hired The Saunders Company to lead community engagement efforts in the selection of the next chief of police and also announced the launch of a website to keep residents informed on the process. - learn more

City of Columbus Celebrates GreenSpot Business’ Accomplishments The City of Columbus presented the prized GreenSpotLight award to three GreenSpot member organizations as part of the annual GreenSpot celebration. - learn more

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and City of Columbus Seeking proposals for Regional Housing Study The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and the City of Columbus today announced that they are seeking proposals for a regional housing strategy as part of an overall strategy to deal with the shortage of affordable housing. - learn more

Mayor Ginther and Building-Construction Unions Sign Community Benefits Agreement Today, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, other city officials, labor leaders and stakeholders signed a Community Benefits Agreement for the construction of the new Linden Community Center and Park. - learn more

Columbus Accepting Nominations for the 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 June 10. - learn more

City Announces Official Search for Chief of Police The City of Columbus formally began its search for the next Chief of Police by announcing members of a search advisory committee, the release of a Request for Proposal for a search firm and a firm to handle community engagement in the process. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Responds to Mitchell Indictment Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a statement regarding the indictment of former police officer Andrew Mitchell on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Donna Dalton. - learn more

Community Energy Savers Program Helps Linden Earn Grants AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas are partnering with the City of Columbus to help Linden residents and businesses save energy and money. - learn more

City of Columbus to Offer Free City Tax Assistance On Saturdays before Filing Deadline The Columbus Division of Income Tax will be open on Saturday, April 6 and Saturday, April 13 to help Columbus residents who need assistance filing their City returns free of charge. - learn more

City of Columbus Television to Rebroadcast on WCBZ-Channel 22 On Monday, April 1, 2019, the City of Columbus will begin a unique partnership with WCBZ-Channel 22 to simultaneously rebroadcast programming of Columbus Television (CTV) on this over-the-air station. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Releases Statement Regarding Changes in Vice Unit Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a statement in regards to the abolishing of Vice Section assignments within the Columbus Division of Police. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Releases Statement Regarding Police Officer’s Arrest Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a statement regarding the indictment and arrest of Officer Andrew Mitchell of the Columbus Division of Police. - learn more

City and County Officials Announce Complete Count Committee and 2020 Census Action Plan The City of Columbus and Franklin County announced the Complete Count Committee and rolled out the 2020 Census Action Plan. - learn more

Mayor Ginther and Other Leaders Unite in Support of Major Changes to Transportation Funding Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and other leaders throughout the region stood together to support House Bill 62 that would increase the state motor fuel user fee for the first time since 2005 - learn more

City Rolls Out Short Term Rental Licensing Program Beginning today, people interested in using their residences as a short-term rental on a hosting platform will be required to first obtain a short-term rental permit from the City of Columbus Licensing Section. - learn more

Gunfire Detection System Now Live in the Linden Neighborhood As part of the Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy, the gunfire detection system, ShotSpotter, is now live in the Linden neighborhood. - learn more

City of Columbus Announces Human Services Grants Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson announced 41 agencies that will be recipients of $4.5 million dollars in Human Services grants in 2019-20 to help create lasting change in the lives of those who are economically insecure in our community. - learn more

City of Columbus to Assist Non-English Speaking Residents With City Income Tax Preparation In collaboration with the Department of Neighborhoods, the Columbus Division of Income Tax is assisting non-English speaking residents with income tax preparation. - learn more

Gunfire Detection System Live in the Hilltop Neighborhood A new gunfire detection system is now live in the Hilltop neighborhood. - learn more

City of Columbus Announces the Small Business Assessment Advisory Committee Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Council President Shannon Hardin launched the Reimagining Small Business Initiatives in December of 2018. - learn more

2019 State of the City Address Mayor Ginther's 2019 State of the City Address - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Announces the Continuation of Extended Hours for Community Recreation Centers for Thursday, January 31 As dangerously cold weather continues in central Ohio, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther reminds Columbus residents that Columbus Recreation and Parks Department community recreation centers remain open, and five community centers will have extended hours of operations for a second day on Thursday, January 31. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Announces Extended Hours for Community Recreation Centers During Extreme Cold Weather As extreme cold weather approaches the central Ohio, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther reminds Columbus residents that Columbus Recreation and Parks Department community recreation centers remain open, and five community centers will have extended hours of operations on Wednesday, January 30. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Announces Deputy Chief Thomas A. Quinlan to Serve As Interim Chief Of Police COLUMBUS, OH – Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today announced that Deputy Chief of Police Thomas A. Quinlan will serve as interim Chief of Police following the retirement of current Chief Kimberley Jacobs on February 8, 2019 - learn more

City Leaders Announce Assistance For Furloughed Federal Workers Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council announced plans to assist furloughed federal workers with utility bills and outlined what a continued shutdown could mean to Columbus residents. - learn more

Columbus Announces Proposed $1.03 Billion in Voted Bond Package To Finance Capital Improvements The City of Columbus is asking voters to approve a $1.03 billion voted bond package to finance capital improvements in neighborhoods across the city. - learn more

Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy 2018 Report to the Community We are proud to release the Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy 2018 Report to the Community. - learn more

Mayor Ginther and First Lady Shannon Ginther Announce New Columbus Women’s Commission Members Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and First Lady Shannon Ginther announced four new Commissioners on the Columbus Women’s Commission. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Comments on State Body Camera Bill House Bill 425 establishes public record law for police worn body camera videos, as well as dashboard camera videos. - learn more

Columbus and Seattle Mayors Make Friendly Wager Over Rose Bowl Mayor Jenny A. Durkan of Seattle and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther of Columbus entered into a friendly wager with each other over the 105th Annual Rose Bowl between the Ohio State University and University of Washington that will be played on January 1, 2019. - learn more

Mayor Ginther and Alex Fischer of Columbus Partnership Offer the Following Statement Regarding the Columbus Crew SC Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Alex Fischer, President and CEO of the Columbus Partnership, released a statement in regards to the transfer of ownership of the Columbus Crew SC. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther to Conduct National Search For Next Chief of Police Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a statement regarding search for next Chief of Police. - learn more

City Expands Spending With Minority Suppliers For City Contracts by 50% in 2017 In the largest increase in the last five years, the City of Columbus increased its spending with minority suppliers for City contracts by 50% from 2016 to 2017, spending more than $53 million on prime and subcontracts - learn more

City of Columbus Accepting Applications for the Small Business Assessment Advisory Committee The City of Columbus is now accepting applications for the Small Business Assessment Advisory Committee, a component of Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s Reimagining Small Business Initiatives announced earlier this month. - learn more

Middle School Students to Shine at Neighborhood Pride Talent Show The Department of Neighborhoods will host the 13th Neighborhood Pride Talent Show on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at the Pythian Theater in the King Arts Complex at 6 p.m. - learn more

City and County Officials, Columbus Partnership Announce Status of Columbus Crew, Plans for MAPFRE Stadium City and county officials along with the Columbus Partnership announced next steps in the purchase of Columbus Crew SC and details of a plan for MAPFRE Stadium. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, City Officials Announce Campaign Finance Reform Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council stood side by side with other elected city officials to announce proposed historic campaign finance reform for the city of Columbus. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Names Ken Paul Chief of Staff Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced a transition in his senior leadership team, appointing Ken Paul to serve as chief of staff. - learn more

City of Columbus Releases Request for Proposal for Human Services Grant Program Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council released a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the 2019 – 2020 Human Services Grant Program. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Releases 2019 Proposed General Fund Budget Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released his proposed 2019 General Fund budget today at Milo Grogan Community Recreation Center. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Responds to Amazon Announcement Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released the a statement regarding Amazon’s announcement of locations for its additional headquarters. - learn more

Michael Bloomberg Names Columbus Winner in Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge Columbus is one of 20 cities total to be awarded with resources and technical support to help achieve their ambitious climate goals under Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge. - learn more

City to Provide Funds for repairs and updates to YMCA Family Center and Other Partner Agencies of the Community Shelter Board In its largest award ever, the city will provide $760,000 in funds to agencies to upgrade facilities that provide shelter and other services to Columbus’ most vulnerable residents. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Department of Neighborhoods Release One Linden Plan Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the Department of Neighborhoods released the One Linden plan for the Linden community. - learn more

MAYOR PROCEEDING WITH HILLTOP WORKGROUP’S RECOMMENDATION Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Schools have agreed to explore collaboration on a new facility for early learning in the Hilltop. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Proposes City Funding For Nonpartisan Voter Education Voters will continue to receive nonpartisan information about early voting and the general election on November 6th thanks to funding proposed by Mayor Andrew J. Ginther on Monday. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Releases Statement About Columbus Crew Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a statement in regards to the collaboration of Major League Soccer, the Columbus Partnership and potential buyers for the Columbus Crew SC. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Supports County GOTV Efforts Mayor Andrew J. Ginther said he supports the nonpartisan Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts proposed by the Franklin County Commissioners. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Announces 2018 Inductees into the Columbus Hall of Fame Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today announced he will induct the late Reverend Dr. Washington Gladden, former Columbus Police Chief James G. Jackson, former Columbus Fire Captain Lana Moore, and Kathleen H. Ransier into the Columbus Hall of Fame. - learn more

City of Columbus Open on Columbus Day The City of Columbus will be open on Columbus Day on Monday, October 8, 2018. All city offices will maintain regular hours of operation. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Expands Violent Crime Review Group To Include the South Side Mayor Andrew J. Ginther is expanding the Violent Crime Review Group to include the South Side neighborhood starting this week. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the Department of Neighborhoods Launch the New Americans Leadership Academy Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the City of Columbus Department of Neighborhoods are pleased to announce the launch of the New American Leadership Academy (NALA). - learn more

Columbus Residents Join Mayor Ginther In First of a Series of Walks to Fight Heart Disease Mayor Andrew J. Ginther joined residents and city employees today in taking steps, literally, to fight heart disease. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Expands Violent Crime Review Group To Include Hilltop Mayor Andrew J. Ginther is expanding the Violent Crime Review Group to include the Hilltop neighborhood, including the Wedgewood area, starting this week. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Announces Legislation to Protect, Promote Use of Mobility Devices Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced proposed legislation to protect users of mobility devices, such as e-scooters and dockless rental bikes. - learn more

Columbus Community Centers Remain Open During Heat Wave As excessive heat continues in the area, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther reminds Columbus residents that Columbus Recreation and Parks Department community recreation centers remain open. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Opens Four Community Recreation Centers To Help Neighborhoods Beat the Heat Mayor Andrew J. Ginther has ordered four community recreation centers be open on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, to give residents a place to cool off on another day of extreme heat. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Releases Statement About Alaska Airline Nonstop Service Between Columbus and Seattle Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a statement in response to Alaska Airline’s announcement of nonstop service between Columbus and Seattle. - learn more

Columbus Community Recreation Centers Remain Open During Heat Wave As excessive heat continues in the area, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther reminds Columbus residents that Columbus Recreation and Parks Department community recreation centers remain open and are good places to cool off. - learn more

Columbus Community Recreation Centers Open During Heat Wave In response to the early release of Columbus City Schools on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther reminds Columbus residents that Columbus Recreation and Parks Department community recreation centers are open. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Responds to Precourt Sports Ventures Entering Negotiations with the City of Austin Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a statement following a vote from Austin City Council to enter negotiations with Precourt Sports Ventures. - learn more

City of Columbus Announces New Plans to Address Illegal Dumping Mayor Andrew J. Ginther has announced new plans to address illegal dumping throughout the city, in cooperation with the City Attorney and City Council. - learn more

City Policy Designed to Create More Affordable Housing Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council announced historic changes to a decades-long residential tax incentive policy. - learn more

City of Columbus Announces Opening of CNG West Fueling Station Columbus opened the CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) West Fueling Station at 5115 Krieger Court, the fourth and largest fueling site in the City of Columbus. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Continues Extended Hours at Community Recreation Centers Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced that the city will continue extended hours through Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at some community recreation centers to give residents a place to cool off during this heat wave. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Extends Hours at Community Recreation Centers to Help Neighborhoods Beat the Heat Mayor Andrew J. Ginther has extended hours at some community recreation centers to give residents a place to cool off on this fourth day of extreme heat. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Releases Statement Regarding Supreme Court Decision Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a statement regarding Supreme Court decision that impacts public sector unions. - learn more

City’s Public Art Strategic Plan Enters its Second Phase Art on High, the City’s Public Art Strategic Plan for the High Street Corridor from Goodale Street to 9th Avenue, has entered into its second phase with a Request for Qualifications from local and national artists. - learn more

City Seeks New Nominees for 2018 Columbus Hall of Fame Induction Mayor Andrew J. Ginther is asking residents to nominate new candidates for the Columbus Hall of Fame. - learn more

The City of Columbus Dedicates Park Space to Former Auditor Hugh J. Dorrian Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council are naming the west side park at COSI Dorrian Green after former Columbus City Auditor Hugh J. Dorrian in honor of his unwavering service to the city for 52 years - learn more

Mayor Ginther Announces Neighborhood Pride’s 19th Season Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced four neighborhoods selected for the Neighborhood Pride program: Schumacher Place, Strawberry Farms, Beechwood and Pinecrest, and Georgian Heights. - learn more

Ohio Designates 44 “Opportunity Zones” in Columbus To Entice Developers to Invest in Opportunity Neighborhoods Columbus neighborhoods from the Far East Side to Hilltop will benefit from a new “Opportunity Zone” program from the U.S. Treasury. - learn more

Columbus Accepting Nominations for the 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 June 11. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Briefed Community on Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy Mayor Andrew J. Ginther briefed community members on the status of the initiatives of the Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy at the Linden Community Recreation Center. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Unveils 2018 Capital Improvements Budget Mayor Andrew J. Ginther unveiled his 2018 Capital Improvements Budget in conjunction with Columbus City Council this morning at Blackburn Community Recreation Center on the Near East Side - learn more

City of Columbus Celebrates GreenSpot Business, School and Neighborhood Accomplishments The City of Columbus presented the prized GreenSpotLight award to three GreenSpot member organizations as part of the annual GreenSpot celebration. - learn more

FutureReady Columbus Board Names Longtime School Administrator New Executive Director On Thursday, March 22, the FutureReady Board of Directors named Jane D. Leach as the new Executive Director of the organization. - learn more

Columbus City Leaders Propose Common Sense Local Gun Laws New Laws Aim to Reduce Gun Violence by Closing Gap Between State and Federal Law, Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence, and Remove Dangerous Weapons From Neighborhoods. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Appoints 17 People to Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission Mayor Andrew J. Ginther appointed 17 people to the Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission at an announcement at Driving Park Community Recreation Center at 1100 Rhoads Ave. - learn more

City of Columbus Joins Ohio Attorney General In Lawsuit of Precourt Sports Ventures and Major League Soccer The City of Columbus joined a lawsuit filed by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine against Precourt Sports Ventures and Major League Soccer in their attempt to move Columbus Crew SC to Austin. - learn more

City Officials Respond to Governor Kasich’s Proposals To Curb Gun Violence Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, Columbus City Council President Shannon G. Hardin and City Attorney Zach Klein released a statement in response to Governor John Kasich’s proposal to curb gun violence. - learn more

Vacant Structures Continue to Decrease in Columbus Neighborhoods Vacant and abandoned structures cause blight and can be magnets for crime. But in Columbus neighborhoods, nuisance properties are on the decline. - learn more

City of Columbus Dedicates New Downtown Office Building To Former Mayor Michael B. Coleman Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the City of Columbus named a new Downtown office building after the city’s longest serving mayor. - learn more

Mayor Ginther and City Council Announce Proposed Changes to City’s Tax Incentive Policies Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council announced a proposed overhaul to the city’s tax incentive policies that would make significant changes to support affordable, mixed-use housing development and create a new wage standard for business developments. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Responds to Federal Government Shutdown Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a statement regarding the shutdown of the federal government. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Responds to Columbus Being Named a Finalist for Next Amazon Headquarters Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a statement in regard to Columbus being one of 20 cities being considered for a second headquarters for Amazon. - learn more

Mayor Ginther and City Council Announce Additional Funding for Safety Strategy Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council President Shannon G. Hardin announced $2 million in additional funding for the Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy. - learn more

City of Columbus Extends Application Deadline for Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission The City of Columbus has extended the deadline for the application to the Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission, a component of Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy to Tuesday, January 16, 2018. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Calls on Area Faith Leaders to Pray for Peace in the New Year Mayor Andrew J. Ginther sent a letter to more than 200 local clergy and faith leaders to ask them to pray for peace in the New Year at services this weekend.  - learn more

Mayor Ginther and First Lady Shannon Ginther Announce New Columbus Women’s Commission Members Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and First Lady Shannon Ginther announced the six new Commissioners on the Columbus Women’s Commission. - learn more

Mayor Ginther and Alex Fischer Offer the Following Statement Regarding the Columbus Crew SC Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Alex Fischer, President and CEO of the Columbus Partnership, released a statement regarding Crew SC. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Releases 2018 Proposed General Fund Budget Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released his proposed 2018 General Fund budget today at Driving Park Community Recreation Center on the East Side. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Unveils Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced his Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy developed with community feedback, insights from law enforcement professionals and data-driven, proven best practices from other cities. - learn more

Columbus Women’s Commission Announces Pay Equity Pledge for Area Employers The Columbus Women’s Commission today announced a pay equity plan for area employers to help tackle the gender- and race-based wage gap for their employees. - learn more

Mayor Ginther and Members of His Administration Roll Out Public Safety Strategy Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and members of his administration, including Chief of Police Kim Jacobs and Director of Public Safety Ned Pettus, Jr., described the first steps in a comprehensive strategy for reducing violent crime and improving community-police relations. - learn more

Mayor Ginther and Building-Construction Unions Sign Community Benefits Agreement Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and members of the building construction unions signed a Community Benefits Agreement covering the construction of Fire Station 35 on the Far East Side. - learn more

City to Provide Additional Funds to Boost Programs at Maryhaven and Other Partner Agencies of the Community Shelter Board The City of Columbus will award $566,946 to local social service agencies to help with structural improvements and other capital restorations at homeless shelters and addiction treatment centers. - learn more

Mayor Ginther and Alex Fischer of Columbus Partnership Offer the Following Statement Regarding the Columbus Crew SC Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Alex Fischer, President and CEO of the Columbus Partnership, released a statement regarding Columbus Crew SC. - learn more

City of Columbus Submits Proposal in Response to Amazon’s Request to Build Second Headquarters A statement from Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council regarding Amazon’s request to build a second headquarters. - learn more

Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Declares Last Saturday of Fire Prevention Week as “Home Fire Drill Day” Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther issued a mayoral proclamation declaring the last Saturday of Fire Prevention Week as “Home Fire Drill Day” in the capital city of Ohio. - learn more

City of Columbus Receives AAA Bond Rating From All Three Rating Agencies The City of Columbus received a AAA bond rating from Fitch Credit Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service and S&P’s Global Ratings this week, the highest rating available. - learn more

Smart Columbus Deploys over $3.6 Million Worth of Mobile Solar Technology Smart Columbus today unveiled Central Ohio’s first deployment of mobile solar technologies implemented in partnership with DC Solar Freedom at Ohio Dominican University (ODU). - learn more

Mayor Ginther Offers Statement Regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program A response to the announcement made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Offers Statement on Racism In response to events in Charlottesville, Virginia, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther offered a statement. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the City of Columbus Host the Inaugural Ohio Municipalities Business Conference The first Ohio Municipalities Business Conference opened today at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. - learn more

Mayor Ginther and Mount Carmel Health System Urge Senators to Revise U.S. Senate Health Care Bill Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Mount Carmel Health System urged Senators to revise the health care bill currently being considered by the U.S. Senate. - learn more

Mayor Andrew Ginther and the City of Columbus Set to Host the Inaugural Ohio Municipalities Business Conference Registration is now open for the Ohio Municipalities Business Conference. - learn more

City, County Unveil Franklin County Opiate Plan Elected officials and community leaders gathered this afternoon at the Reeb Avenue Center on Columbus’ south side to unveil a new plan to address the ongoing opiate addiction and overdose crisis. - learn more

Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Teresa Long to Retire After more than 30 years of service, Columbus Health Commissioner Dr. Teresa Long announced her plans to retire at the end of 2017. - learn more

City of Columbus and Community Partners Kick Off School’s Out Summer Events Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, Columbus City Schools Superintendent/CEO Dr. Dan Good and Councilmember Jaiza Page, along with many community partners, announced the kick off of summer events at Driving Park Community Center. - learn more

Columbus Selected for 100-Day Challenge to Address Youth Homelessness Columbus has been selected as one of five cities in a 100-Day Challenge by “A Way Home America,” a non-profit organization that creates transformative and sustained impact on tough societal challenges. - learn more

City Announces 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program The City of Columbus is now accepting applications for the ACHIEVE Summer Youth and Young Adult Jobs Program. - learn more

Mayor Ginther and City Council Announce Funds for New Grocery Store in Franklinton Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council announced $150,000 from the Westside Community Fund for a new 5,000-square foot, not-for-profit grocery store and café to be located at 1160 W. Broad Street. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council Announce 2017 Capital Improvements Budget Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council announced the 2017 Capital Improvements Budget (CIB). - learn more

Developer selected for North Market Redevelopment Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced this morning that the development team of Wood Companies/Schiff Capital will lead the efforts to redevelop the North Market site. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Responds to Police-Involved Incident Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released the a statement regarding a police-involved incident. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Announces Safe Spring Break Initiatives Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, members of City Council, Columbus City Schools and other local partners announced programs and activities to help ensure a safe spring break for students of Columbus City Schools. - learn more

Statement from Mayor Ginther Regarding Grand Jury Investigation Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a statement regarding the grand jury investigation of the police-involved shooting of Henry Green. - learn more

FutureReady Leader Tapped to Help Lead National Education Effort Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and George Barrett, co-chairs of FutureReady, a public-private partnership committed to preparing Columbus students for college and the workforce, announce that Lillian Lowery, President and CEO of FutureReady, is stepping down. - learn more

City of Columbus Awards 2017 Fred J. Yates Memorial Scholarship Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the City of Columbus offer congratulations to Rishi Bhanot, President of Bear Environmental LLC, for being given the 2017 Frederick J. Yates Memorial Scholarship Minority Business Award - learn more

2017 State of the City Address Full text of Mayor Andrew J. Ginther's 2017 State of the City Address - learn more

Linden Residents Participate in Smart Columbus Community Dialogue More than 170 Linden community residents shared their views and ideas on what will make Linden a “smart” community as part of the City of Columbus’ Smart Columbus initiative. The - learn more

Statement in response to Treasurer Josh Mandel’s legislation announcement Mayor Ginther made the following statement in response to Treasurer Josh Mandel’s legislation announcement. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Signs Executive Order on Immigration Mayor Andrew J. Ginther signed an executive order reaffirming and expanding the city’s policies on immigration today at the Fedderson Community Recreation Center on the Northeast Side. - learn more

City of Columbus Enters into Agreement to Spur Economic Development Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today announced an agreement between the City of Columbus and Easton to help drive economic and community development at Easton and in the Linden neighborhood. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and City Council President Zach Klein Announce Response to Trump Administration Executive Order Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council President Zach Klein announced the city’s commitment to accepting refugees regardless of immigration status at a press conference at City Hall. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther releases the following statement on the immigration-related executive order Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a statement on the immigration-related executive order. - learn more

Columbus Division of Police Deploy First Body Worn Cameras Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, the Columbus Division of Police and Columbus City Council announced the first body worn cameras were deployed last evening on 12 traffic officers. - learn more

City of Columbus Announces EMS Delivery Modification Plan Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, along with Fire Chief Kevin O’Connor, Division of Fire Medical Director David Keseg and International Association of Firefighters President Dave Montgomery, unveiled a modified delivery system for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) today at Station 15 at 1800 Livingston Road. - learn more

Mayor Ginther offers remarks on passing of Senator John Glenn Mayor Ginther released this statement regarding the passing of Senator John Glenn. - learn more

Anheuser-Busch and City of Columbus to Tackle Harmful Drinking Anheuser-Busch and the City of Columbus are launching the first-ever citywide program in the U.S. to understand and help reduce the harmful use of alcohol, as part of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Global Smart Drinking Goals initiative. - learn more

First Lady Shannon Ginther Announces Columbus Women’s Commission Members First Lady Shannon Ginther announced the inaugural class of the Columbus Women’s Commission. - learn more

Message from Mayor Andrew J. Ginther regarding City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released the a statement on the service of Columbus City Attorney Richard C. Pfeiffer, Jr. - learn more

Lifelong, Dedicated Columbus Public Servant Hugh J. Dorrian Not Seeking Re-election Hugh J. Dorrian, a dedicated public servant to the residents of the City of Columbus for the past 51 years, has announced he will not seek re-election to the Office of Columbus City Auditor in 2017. - learn more

Message from Mayor Andrew J. Ginther regarding events at Ohio State University Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a statement regarding the events at the Ohio State University. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Releases 2017 Proposed General Fund Budget Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released his first budget as Mayor of Columbus today at the Hilltop YMCA. The proposal is based on available resources of $869.5 million. - learn more

Columbus Receives Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2016 Municipality Equality Index Columbus received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2016 Municipal Equality Index (MEI), the only nationwide rating system of LGBTQ inclusion in municipal law and policy. - learn more

Two Columbus Mayors Set a Friendly Wager on Big Ten Football Matchup Columbus (Wisconsin) Mayor Kelly Crombie proposed a friendly wager to Columbus (Ohio) Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, who immediately accepted - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Makes a Statement Regarding Opiate Overdoses In the last several hours, the Columbus Divisions of Fire and Police have responded to an unusually high number of what appear to be opiate overdoses related to particularly potent and dangerous units circulating in the area. - learn more

U.S. Department of Transportation and Columbus Hold Smart City Challenge Kick Off Meeting The City of Columbus wrapped up a two-day kick-off with the United States Department of Transportation, representatives from federal, state and city government, philanthropy, universities, NGO’s and the private sector on Tuesday. - learn more

City Accepting Applications for Columbus Women’s Commission The City of Columbus is now accepting applications for individuals interested in serving on the Columbus Women’s Commission. - learn more

Mayor Ginther announces Department of Neighborhoods to be housed in Linden Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today announced that the Department of Neighborhoods will move into the Point of Pride Building, 1410 Cleveland Avenue, in Linden. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Announces New Firefighter Recruit Class Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today announced the addition of a new fire recruit class set to begin later this year. A class of 25 prospective firefighters is expected to begin training December 19, 2016. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and City Council Name Charter Review Committee Members Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and City Councilmember Shannon G. Hardin proudly announced the nine members of the Charter Review Committee today at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council Extend Application Deadline for Council Charter Review Committee The deadline to submit applications to sit on the Charter Review Committee has been extended until September 2, 2016, to give residents additional time to apply. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council Accepting Applicants For Council Charter Review Committee The time has arrived to review how to best serve the residents of America’s Opportunity City.  - learn more

Mayor Ginther encourages residents to use cooling centers as temperatures rise Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Encourages Residents to Use Cooling Centers and Check on Each Other, Especially Children, Older Adults and Chronically Ill - learn more

Mayor Ginther and Kiva launch Kiva Columbus Today, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Kiva.org announced the launch of Kiva Columbus, an initiative that brings crowdfunded microloans to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in Columbus and surrounding areas. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council Appoint Ned Pettus to Director of Public Safety Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council announced the appointment of Ned Pettus as the Director of Public Safety this afternoon at Linden McKinley STEM Academy. - learn more

Statement from Mayor Ginther regarding the tragic events of this week Mayor Ginther released the following statement: - learn more

Statement from Mayor Andrew J. Ginther regarding the passing of John F. Wolfe Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released the following statement regarding the passing of John F. Wolfe, former Columbus Dispatch publisher, business leader and philanthropist - learn more

Columbus Shows How a Smart City Puts People First Columbus Wins Smart City Challenge! - learn more

Mayor Ginther Appoints Sam Orth III as Director of Technology Sam Orth III has been appointed Director of Technology by Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. His anticipated start date is July 3, 2016. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Appoints Carla Williams-Scott as the Director of the Department of Neighborhoods Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced the appointment of Carla Williams-Scott as the director of the newly formed Department of Neighborhoods this afternoon at the Westgate Shelterhouse. - learn more

Statement from Mayor Andrew J. Ginther regarding the mass shooting in Orlando Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released the following statement regarding the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, early this morning. - learn more

Statement from Mayor Andrew J. Ginther regarding the passing of former Ohio governor and U.S. senator George Voinovich Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released the following statement regarding the passing of former Ohio governor and U.S. senator George Voinovich. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, City Council and Franklin County Officials Tour Revitalized Properties on the Near East Side Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady, Franklin County Treasurer Ed Leonard and Councilmember Jaiza Page today kicked off a tour of new and rehabbed properties on the Near East Side. - learn more

Columbus Announces Proposed $950 Million in Voted Bond Package to Finance Capital Improvements The City of Columbus is proposing a $950 million voted bond package to finance capital improvements in neighborhoods across the city, the Office of the Mayor announced today. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announces submission of Smart City Challenge final application Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced that the Smart City Challenge application for the City of Columbus has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) at an open house event at Rev1 Ventures, a top venture development corporation. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Issues His First Executive Order, Establishing a New Ethics Policy Mayor Andrew J. Ginther issued the first Executive Order of his administration, Ethics and Conduct: Accountability and Integrity for Effective Governance, establishing a new ethics policy for City of Columbus executive branch officials and employees. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Mourns the Loss of Joyce Garver Keller Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a statement regarding the passing of Joyce Garver Keller. - learn more

City Seeks New Nominees for 2016 Columbus Hall of Fame Induction Mayor Andrew J. Ginther is asking residents to nominate new candidates for the City of Columbus Hall of Fame. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council Announce Planned Spending in the Capital Improvements Budget Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council members announced the plan for spending in the Capital Improvements Budget today at an event at the Glenwood Community Center, 1888 Fairmont Avenue. - learn more

Statement from Mayor Ginther Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released the following statement: - learn more

U.S. Department of Transportation Reviews Smart City Challenge Bid Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, Dr. Michael V. Drake, Alex Fischer and other partners met with officials from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) this afternoon at the Linden Community Recreation Center to discuss Columbus’ Smart City Challenge bid. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Mourns the Passing of Veteran Police Officer Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released the following statement regarding the death of Columbus Police SWAT Officer Steven M. Smith. - learn more

Statement from Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Every day, equipped with extensive training, our peace officers and fire fighters put themselves in harm’s way. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Announces Neighborhood Pride’s 17th Season Neighborhood Pride kicks off its 17th season of beautification with a schedule that includes five neighborhoods: Brittany Hills, South Side, South Linden, East Hampton and Westland. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Appoints Jennifer Gallagher as Director of Public Service Mayor Andrew J. Ginther appointed Jennifer Gallagher to lead the Department of Public Service for the City of Columbus. Gallagher, who has been serving as the interim director since January, is now the permanent director. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Says North Carolina Bill Bad for the Country North Carolina House Bill 2 is a strike against equality, says Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Joins Secretary Foxx, Transport CEOs to Discuss Drones, Driverless Cars and Future of Urban Mobility On Thursday, March 31, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther participated in an event on the transformation of urban mobility. - learn more

Statement from Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Regarding Death of Columbus Police Officer Mayor Andrew J. Ginther offers condolences for Officer Brad Forster - learn more

Building to be Named for Former Mayor Michael B. Coleman The newest addition to the Columbus skyline will be named for one of the city’s favorite sons. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Comments on Supreme Court Justice Nomination Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s nomination for Supreme Court justice: “The President has made a fine selection in Judge Merrick Garland,” Ginther said. “Now it’s time for the Senate to take action on the President’s nomination and do its job with the confirmation process.” - learn more

Mayor Announces Spring Break Safety Initiatives Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced spring break safety initiatives today at Linden McKinley STEM Academy, 1320 Duxbury Rd. in Columbus. - learn more

Columbus Named as One of the Top Seven in “Smart Cities Challenge” The City of Columbus has been named one of the top seven finalists among medium-sized cities from across the country in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Smart Cities Challenge.” - learn more

Create Columbus Commission Announces Kick-Off of 2016 Grants Program The Create Columbus Commission announces the start of their 2016 grants process, awarding $60,000 worth of funding to young professional initiatives in Central Ohio. - learn more

Statement from Mayor Andrew J. Ginther regarding the recent graffiti on the Planned Parenthood East Columbus Surgical Center Mayor Andrew J. Ginther issued the following statement regarding the recent graffiti on the Planned Parenthood East Columbus Surgical Center.   - learn more

Thumbtack Presents Champion of Small Business Award to Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Mayor Andrew J. Ginther accepted the Champion of Small Business Award from San Francisco-based Thumbtack, an online service that connects consumers with skilled professionals, at the Economic and Community Development Institute on March 8. - learn more

Statement from Mayor Andrew J. Ginther regarding the shootings in Columbus on Friday night Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released the following statement regarding the shootings in Columbus on Friday night. - learn more

2016 State of the City Mayor Ginther's Inaugural State of the City Address - learn more

Greater Columbus Organizations Partner to Help Tainan City, the Columbus region's Sister City On February 6th Columbus’ Sister City Tainan which is located in Taiwan, Republic of China was severely impacted by an earthquake that hit close to Tainan. - learn more

Columbus Among Cities Nationally Vying in “Smart Cities Challenge” The City of Columbus is among medium-sized cities from across the country that has submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Smart Cities Challenge.” - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Asks Community to Support Franklinton Temple Mayor Andrew J. Ginther is asking the Columbus community to provide support and prayers to the members of the Karma Thegsum Choling Buddhist temple in Franklinton. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Announces Search for Directors of Public Safety, Public Service and Technology The Columbus Civil Service Commission today posted position announcements for three cabinet-level positions as part of Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s planned effort to identify permanent directors for the departments of public safety, public service and technology. - learn more

Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day Workers may get a larger tax refund this year because of the Earned Income Tax Credit or EITC. - learn more

Statement from Mayor Ginther regarding the passing of Denny Griffith Our hearts go out to the family of Denny Griffith as well as to our friends and colleagues at Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) where he served as a beloved leader for 16 years. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Announces Upgrades to Columbus Snow and Ice Control Plan Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Councilmember Shannon Hardin announced upgrades to the Columbus Snow and Ice Control Plan this morning at the Columbus Traffic Management Center. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Appoints Stephen Francis as Columbus’ First Chief Diversity Officer Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced the appointment of a new cabinet-level position to affirm his commitment to diversity and inclusion this morning at East High School. - learn more