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City of Columbus, Community Leaders Showcase Success of Alternative Response Pilot Program Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today joined City Council President Shannon Hardin and leaders from Public Safety and Public Health to highlight the effectiveness of the Alternative Response Pilot Program. - learn more

City and FOP Reach Agreement on Three-Year Contract The City of Columbus has reached an agreement on a three-year contract with the Fraternal Order of Police that was approved by members through a vote that ended on Saturday. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Announces New Funding for Initiatives to Reduce Violent Crime Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today announced $400,000 in funding for two crime reduction programs led by Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Jessica D’Varga and Franklin County Prosecutor G. Gary Tyack. - learn more

Safety Director Ned Pettus, Jr., Announces Retirement After 40 years of service to the City of Columbus, Public Safety Director Ned Pettus, Jr., today announces his retirement. - learn more

City of Columbus Launches New Interagency Partnership to Prevent, Reduce Gun Violence The City of Columbus announced a new partnership between the Columbus Division of Police, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). - learn more

City of Columbus Awarded $25 Million Federal Grant for Columbus Crossroads Project The City of Columbus will receive $25 million from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program to support Phase 4 of the Columbus Crossroads Project. - learn more

City Seeks New Nominees for 2021 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 of Columbus to Reopen City Facilities Now that health orders have been lifted and our community is resuming normal operations, the City of Columbus will reopen its downtown campus and other public city buildings beginning in July. - learn more

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

Mayor Ginther Announces New Leadership Position, $10 Million Investment and Other Initiatives to Expand Support for Affording Housing in Columbus Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther joined civic and business leaders to announce Erin Prosser as the City’s first-ever assistant director of housing strategies. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Announces Launch of Summer Programming for Columbus Youth Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today joined community partners to announce several programs and resources for central Ohio youth to keep them safe, healthy, active and engaged during the summer. - learn more

2021 State of the City Mayor Ginther presented the 2021 State of the City. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Names Robin Davis, Kathy Owens Deputy Chiefs of Staff Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today announced Robin Davis and Kathy Owens have joined his senior leadership team in the office of the mayor. - learn more

Investment to Advance Linden-McKinley STEM Agriculture Pathway Program The City of Columbus is supporting the Columbus City Schools’ implementation of an innovative agriculture-based college and career readiness program at Linden-McKinley STEM Academy. - learn more

City and County Officials Announce Competition to Address Housing Affordability Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, City Councilmember Shayla Favor, Franklin County Commissioners President Kevin Boyce, and Franklin County Treasurer Cheryl Brooks Sullivan unveiled a housing design competition, inviting architects, designers and builders to submit design concepts to address housing access and affordability in central Ohio. - learn more

Columbus Residents to Begin Receiving 100% Clean Energy in June Residents and small businesses in Columbus will begin receiving electricity from renewable energy resources in June 2021 through a voter-approved community choice aggregation program known as Clean Energy Columbus (CEC). - learn more

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