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Equitable Recovery, Rebuilding Key Topics in Ginther’s State of the City Address

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Equitable Recovery, Rebuilding Key Topics in Ginther’s State of the City Address

During Mayor Andrew Ginther’s State of the City Address, he referenced phrases like “still standing” and “moving forward” multiple times. Throughout his address, Mayor Ginther referenced the key issues every other American city faced over the last 12+ months: COVID-19, calls for police reform, rising crime and a racial justice reckoning. Much like last year’s […]

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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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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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New Board Members, Retiring CEO Point to New Direction for Downtown Development Group

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Board Members, Retiring CEO Point to New Direction for Downtown Development Group

The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, the non-profit entity behind many large projects Downtown, appears to be shifting course after the appointment of new board members and the announced retirement of its President/CEO. Guy Worley’s last day will be May 31, according to a statement put out by the organization earlier this week. Worley led the […]

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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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Ginther Appoints New Fire Chief

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Ginther Appoints New Fire Chief

Mayor Andrew Ginther announced that he has selected Interim Chief Jeffrey Happ to be the next Fire Chief for the City of Columbus. The announcement comes after a “thorough and thoughtful” search, according to a press release from the mayor’s office. “I am confident Chief Happ will take this opportunity to leverage his experience and […]

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Adam Coy Arrested, Indicted in Shooting Death of Andre Hill

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Adam Coy Arrested, Indicted in Shooting Death of Andre Hill

Former Columbus police officer Adam Coy has been arrested and indicted in the fatal shooting of Andre Hill, the unarmed Black man shot and killed in the early morning of Dec. 22, 2020. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced on Wednesday, Feb. 3, the charges against Coy, a 19-year veteran with the department. The charges […]

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