Public Safety and Health
The safety of our residents continues to be a top priority and is the single largest investment made by the city every year. Safe streets and violence reduction initiatives, police and community relations, intervention efforts, and investments in body-worn cameras are critical components of the city’s safety priorities.
The future of Columbus depends on ensuring we have vibrant, thriving neighborhoods. We are making our opportunity neighborhoods—Franklinton, Hilltop, Linden, Near East, Northland, Near South, Southeast, and Northeast—stronger by building on their greatest assets, the people who reside in our neighborhoods.
The administration works to advance economic opportunity and shared prosperity through public investment and public policies that help to create jobs, increase median wages, improve access to affordable housing, and strengthen neighborhood infrastructure.
Early Childhood and Education
Every child in every Columbus neighborhood deserves the opportunity to thrive. CelebrateOne and our community partners are committed to eliminating preventable sleep related infant deaths, reducing preterm births, and improving service delivery to families most impacted by health disparities. Early Start Columbus ensures that every student is prepared and supported, providers are able to meet their students’ and families’ needs, and that our community is stronger.
Diversity and Inclusion
The administration is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, unity, and upward mobility, all of which helps to build a stronger Columbus. Our work includes community engagement, dialogue, and outreach to improve race relations, and increased workforce and supplier opportunities for minorities and women.
We are moving toward the future of Columbus, focused on enhancements in technology and mobility that will make living in our city better and serve as a model for the connected cities of the future. Our neighborhoods will forge even stronger connections, driving our economy forward and creating ladders of opportunity for all.
The administration is committed to a comprehensive review of city operations to identify inefficiencies and reinvest savings in critical city services and programs. We will collaborate and build partnerships for responsive, transparent, and effective governance.