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News Date: June 01, 2018
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.
“Mr. Dorrian grew up in Franklinton, and, in recognition of his devotion to public service, it seems fitting to name this park space Dorrian Green,” said Mayor Ginther. “Dorrian Green will be home to activities for residents and visitors for generations to come.”
Mr. Dorrian served as the city’s fiscal guardian from 1966 through 2017, first as Columbus City Treasurer and then as Columbus City Auditor. He had a strong hand in the revitalization of the Short North and other downtown neighborhoods, the Arena District, University District, Scioto Mile and Franklinton.
Mr. Dorrian, a graduate of St. Charles High School, had a seat at the table for every major decision made on behalf of the residents of Columbus for more than half a century, ensuring that Columbus continued to thrive and grow into the vibrant city it is today.
A dedication ceremony will be held on June 7, 2018.