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Andrew J Ginther Sworn in as 53rd Mayor of Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Andrew J Ginther Sworn in as 53rd Mayor of Columbus

The Columbus community, and local and state officials, gathered in Lincoln Theatre Wednesday for the swearing-in of Andrew J. Ginther as the city’s 53rd mayor. The resonating phrase of the night seemed to be “purposeful, intentional,” as Ginther gave his address, and also as U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty spoke of mayors past, the foundation they […]

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Mitchell Brown Appointed to Columbus City Council

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mitchell Brown Appointed to Columbus City Council

The newest member of Columbus City Council has officially been selected. Former Director of the Columbus Department of Public Safety Mitchell Brown was appointed this evening to take over the seat vacated on December 31st by Eileen Paley. Brown was chosen for the position from a field of 32 candidates who applied last month. “Mitchell Brown […]

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Local Political Update: Appointments, Elections & Endorsements

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Political Update: Appointments, Elections & Endorsements

While the majority of our collective political attention spans will be directed at the Presidential race in 2016, there’s still quite a bit of local and regional political news on the horizon. If you mentally checked out over the past couple of weeks — either for holiday celebrations or for repeat viewings of Star Wars […]

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Interview: Michael B. Coleman Reflects on 16 Years as Columbus Mayor

Walker Evans Walker Evans Interview: Michael B. Coleman Reflects on 16 Years as Columbus Mayor

On January 1, 2016, Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman will depart from public office after 24 years of elected service. The most recent sixteen of those years were spent as Mayor of the city during a very transformational time in its 204-year history. The city’s population has grown by nearly 18 percent (over 124,000 people) […]

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13 Semifinalists Selected for City Council Seat

Walker Evans Walker Evans 13 Semifinalists Selected for City Council Seat

Earlier this month, 32 people applied for a seat on city council that will become open on January 1st. Last week, that list was narrowed to 13 finalists, including Michael D. Aaron, Mitchell J. Brown, Catherine Girves, Marc Gofstein, Marian L. Harris, Monica E. Hawkins, John Lathram, Kiwan R. Lawson, Brandyn L. McElroy, James Ragland, Emmanuel V. Remy, L. Robert Thaxton and Tiffany White. Public interviews with finalists […]

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32 Applicants File for Vacant Seat at Columbus City Council

Walker Evans Walker Evans 32 Applicants File for Vacant Seat at Columbus City Council

There will only be one open seat on Columbus City Council on January 1st when Eileen Paley leaves to take on her new position as a Judge at the Franklin County Municipal Court, but officials at City Hall confirmed this afternoon that 32 people have submitted applications for it. The list of applicants include several names that […]

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Ginther Announces Two More Administration Appointments

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ginther Announces Two More Administration Appointments

Columbus Mayor-elect Andrew Ginther continues to gradually announce cabinet appointments for his new administration, which will take office on January 1. The latest two additions include the transition of Joe Lombardi from the Department of Public Utilities over to the Department of Finance, where he will serve as director, Scott Messer who will be retained in […]

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