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Mike Reese Exits City Hall, Reflects Upon 16 Years of Public Service

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mike Reese Exits City Hall, Reflects Upon 16 Years of Public Service

While the exit of Mayor Michael B. Coleman from public office is one of the biggest news stories of 2015, there’s another public servant who’s also leaving City Hall from more of a behind-the-scenes position. Mike Reese holds the designation as the sole staff person who has worked with the Coleman administration since day one, […]

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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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Columbus Completes Demolition of 900 Abandoned Properties

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Completes Demolition of 900 Abandoned Properties

In February 2012, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman declared war on vacant properties, pledging to tear down 900 buildings deemed to be dangerous and uninhabitable — just a portion of the city’s inventory of 6,200 abandoned properties. His original goal was to complete the project in four years, but announced today that the mission has been […]

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Columbus Water Management Plan Gains EPA Approval

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Water Management Plan Gains EPA Approval

One of the bigger projects to emerge from 2014’s State of the City Address was the Blueprint Columbus plan — a city-wide stormwater and wastewater management program that would overhaul outdated infrastructure. The project’s aim is to reduce sewer overflow issues through modern environmental compliances and innovative green technologies. Today, the City of Columbus announced […]

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Columbus Becomes Sister City to Accra, Ghana

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Becomes Sister City to Accra, Ghana

Yesterday morning, Columbus officially established its tenth sister city relationship with with Accra, the capital city of Ghana. Local leaders, including Mayor Michael Coleman, gathered with Ghanaian leaders, including Accra Mayor Alfred Vanderpuije, in a ceremony at the King Arts Complex to celebrate the occasion. “As the first African-American mayor of Columbus, I couldn’t leave this spot […]

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Mayor Coleman to Join Law Firm Ice Miller in 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor Coleman to Join Law Firm Ice Miller in 2016

After 16 years serving as the Mayor of the City of Columbus, Michael B. Coleman announced today that he will be joining the local offices of Indianapolis-based law firm Ice Miller. Coleman will complete his term as Mayor at the end of the year, and will join Ice Miller as the Director of Business and Government […]

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Demolition Begins at Carl Brown IGA Building on Near East Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans Demolition Begins at Carl Brown IGA Building on Near East Side

City and civic leaders gathered yesterday morning to begin something that was set in motion earlier this year — the demolition of the abandoned Carl Brown IGA building on Mount Vernon Avenue. The site where the building sat is planned for redevelopment, and is being viewed as a new neighborhood anchor for the Poindexter area […]

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