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Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson Announces Retirement

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson Announces Retirement

Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson has announced she is retiring from council. Tyson assumed office in 2007 and is the longest-serving councilwoman in Columbus history. Previously she served the City of Columbus on The Civil Service Commission. In a press release, Columbus City Council named some of the accomplishments Tyson has made and taken part in […]

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City of Columbus Implements CROWN Act

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City of Columbus Implements CROWN Act

The City of Columbus has implemented the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair or CROWN Act. The legislation, intended to ensure protection against discrimination based on hair texture and race-based hairstyles like braids, locs, and twists, went into effect on Friday, Jan. 16. The ordinance was sponsored by Councilmember Priscilla Tyson with Councilmember Shayla Favor, […]

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Grant to Expand Reproductive Health Programming in CCS

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Grant to Expand Reproductive Health Programming in CCS

Nationwide Children’s Hospital was recently awarded a $2.5 million grant to support and expand its school-based teen healthcare services within Columbus City Schools. With partners including CCS, The Ohio State University, the City of Columbus and CelebrateOne, Nationwide Children’s will lead the initiative. 7,000 seventh and eighth-grade students in Franklin County are expected to be […]

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Delayed Policy Pitch Night Picks Idea Winner

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Delayed Policy Pitch Night Picks Idea Winner

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, five Columbus community members pitched their local policy ideas to three members of Columbus City Council for the city’s first-ever Policy Pitch Night, in partnership with Cincinnati-based community engagement and strategy company Cohear. The event, which was originally to take place in late March but was postponed due to the coronavirus […]

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Who’s that Candidate? Priscilla Tyson, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Priscilla Tyson, Columbus City Council

With less than two weeks left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Priscilla Tyson is a Franklin County Democratic Party-endorsed candidate. Having served on city council since 2007, she’s prioritized community issues such as food insecurity and infant […]

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Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

The City of Columbus has teamed up with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners in an effort to provide healthy local food to all of Central Ohio. Columbus nonprofit Local Matters detailed needed food improvements in the first ever city-wide food plan — an effort to address the crippling economic issues contributing to the lack […]

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Zach Klein Appointed City Council President, Possibly for Short Term

Walker Evans Walker Evans Zach Klein Appointed City Council President, Possibly for Short Term

During last night’s Columbus City Council meeting, Councilmembers promoted Zach Klein into the role of Council President, with Councilmember Priscilla Tyson appointed as Council President Pro Tem. The two have the most seniority on a very new and very young council, with Tyson serving since 2007 and Klein since 2011. “I am honored and humbled […]

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