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Police Chief Town Hall Finds Candidates Ready to Serve, Lead Change

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Police Chief Town Hall Finds Candidates Ready to Serve, Lead Change

In a Wednesday evening town hall event, the finalists for Columbus’ Chief of Police made their case for the job, citing past successes in increasing diversity, reducing crime and spurring changes in their respective cities. The finalists are Detroit Police Deputy Chief Elaine Bryant, Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs, Dallas Assistant Police Chief Avery […]

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Family of Andre’ Hill Reach $10M Settlement with City of Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Family of Andre’ Hill Reach $10M Settlement with City of Columbus

The City of Columbus has reached a settlement of $10,000,000 with the family of Andre’ Hill, who was shot and killed by a former Columbus Division of Police Officer last December. The settlement will be the highest amount ever paid out by the City of Columbus. “No amount of money will ever bring Andre’ Hill […]

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City Asking for Resident Input on Aquatics Capital Improvement Project

Susan Post Susan Post City Asking for Resident Input on Aquatics Capital Improvement Project

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is looking for feedback from area residents to develop a long-term plan to invest in the City’s aquatics programs and facilities over the coming years. Residents can fill out an online survey here, to provide feedback about how frequently they use the aquatics facilities, which locations they visit, improvements […]

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Mayor Ginther Announces Appointments to Civilian Police Review Board

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Announces Appointments to Civilian Police Review Board

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced his appointments to the city’s first Civilian Police Review Board. In November, residents overwhelmingly approved the creation of a Civilian Police Review Board and Inspector General for the Division of Police. A workgroup in December outlined recommendations for the board’s composition, roles and powers. The city reportedly reviewed more […]

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Project Update: Smart Columbus in 2021 And Beyond

Walker Evans Walker Evans Project Update: Smart Columbus in 2021 And Beyond

It’s been nearly five full years since Columbus was declared the winner of the Smart City challenge and awarded $50 million from the US Department of Transportation and Vulcan, Inc. While some of the projects completed over the past half-decade have been fairly prominent, many others have occurred behind the scenes. “There’s a number of […]

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Columbus Selected to Develop Resident Financial Counseling as Free Public Service

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Selected to Develop Resident Financial Counseling as Free Public Service

The City of Columbus has been selected to receive over two years of funding and technical support to develop and launch free financial empowerment programming for Columbus residents. Columbus will receive support from the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to implement a plan for investing in free, one-on-one, professional financial counseling as a public […]

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Mayor Ginther Appoints New Chief Diversity Officer

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Appoints New Chief Diversity Officer

Mayor Andrew Ginther has appointed Damita Brown Chief Diversity Officer in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, replacing Beverly Stallings-Johnson, who began in the position on February 1, 2020. Brown has been with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion since 2016, serving as deputy director and interim director. In a press release, Mayor Ginther said […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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