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Juneteenth to Become Paid Holiday for City of Columbus Employees in 2022 Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced that in celebration of Juneteenth full-time City of Columbus employees will be granted an additional paid holiday. - learn more

City Announces American Rescue Plan Funding The City of Columbus has received $93 million in federal funds out of an expected $187 million from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to provide assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. - learn more

Columbus Named Finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Global Mayors Challenge Columbus is one of 50 Champion Cities selected today as finalists in the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, a global innovation competition that identifies and accelerates the most ambitious ideas developed by cities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Advances Legislation Establishing Roles and Responsibilities of Civilian Police Review Board Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced legislation that codifies the Civilian Police Review Board is complete and has been advanced to the Columbus City Council for consideration. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Appoints Elaine Bryant Chief of Police Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced Elaine R. Bryant as the first-ever African American woman and external candidate to serve as chief of police for the City of Columbus. - learn more