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.
Applications are available online and must be
turned in by January 8, 2019. All applicants must submit a current resume’ or
vitae along with the application.
The Reimagining Small Business Initiatives furthers two of
Mayor Ginther’s strategic priorities – economic development and Neighborhood
Development. As part of this process, Mayor Ginther has commissioned a
comprehensive assessment and study to understand and inform strategies,
policies, and budgetary requirements aimed at developing a robust
city-sponsored small business support system.
“The goal of the Small Business Assessment Advisory
Committee is to ensure that the consultant team receives critical on-the-ground
input that will become the basis for a small business implementation strategy
that will define the City’s role in supporting entrepreneurship-based economic
development,” said Mayor Ginther. “The Small Business Advisory Committee will
help to inform and review the work of the consultant team with regards to
current small business programs and conditions within the local, regional and
national small business ecosystem including access to capital, and gaps and
The Small Business Advisory Committee will also serve as
ambassadors for the Mayor’s Reimagining Small Business Initiatives helping to
inform the broader community.
To be eligible, candidates must either be a resident of the
City of Columbus or own AND operate a small business within the City. Elected
officials, candidates for public office, city employees and registered
lobbyists are not eligible to serve. Advisory committee members will serve
The deadline for applications is January 8, 2019.
Appointments to the committee will be made by Mayor Ginther on or before
January 18, 2019 with an initial kickoff committee meeting planned for January
24 or 25, 2019, based on availability of selected committee members. All
subsequent committee meetings will be set and governed by a schedule that will
be made available after the initial meeting.