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Read Mayor Andrew Ginther’s Full State of the City Address

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Read Mayor Andrew Ginther’s Full State of the City Address

Editor’s note: On Thursday, Jan. 31, Mayor Andrew Ginther delivered the annual State of the City Address. Read the full text here: I am constantly amazed at the diversity of the residents of this great city. Almost 250,000 residents are African-American, 103,000 are foreign born, 53,000 are Latinos, 41,000 are veterans and 38,000 identify as […]

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2019 State of the City Address

Anne Evans Anne Evans

Join us for Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s 2019 State of the City Address! Thursday, January 31, 2019 Doors open at 5 p.m. Event begins at 6 p.m. East High School 1500 E. Broad Street Columbus, OH 43205

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Full Text of the 2017 State of the City Address

Walker Evans Walker Evans Full Text of the 2017 State of the City Address

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther State of the City 2017 February 23, 2017 I often tell people that I have the best job in the best city in America. That has never been more apparent than tonight. Thanks to all of you for being here. And, thanks to the Columbus Division of Police for presenting the […]

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Full Text: 2016 State of the City Address

Walker Evans Walker Evans Full Text: 2016 State of the City Address

For a condensed synopsis of the 2016 State of the City address, CLICK HERE. The full text of the 2016 Columbus State of the City Address, delivered by Mayor Andrew Ginther, can be found below: Good evening I want to thank the Columbus Division of Fire Honor Guard for presenting the colors; Dominion Middle School student […]

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Mayor Ginther Focuses on Safety, Schools and Neighborhoods in 2016 State of the City Address

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor Ginther Focuses on Safety, Schools and Neighborhoods in 2016 State of the City Address

Tonight, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther took part in his first State of the City Address, utilizing the event to provide details on plans that will address some of the city’s biggest issues during his first year in office. Some of the big focus areas that Ginther spent the most time discussing include improvements to local […]

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Mayor Coleman Celebrates and Reflects in Final State of the City Address

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Mayor Coleman Celebrates and Reflects in Final State of the City Address

Mayor Michael Coleman’s final State of the City address was more celebration than speech Thursday night. Attendees of the address at the Palace Theater were treated to performances by the Harmony Project, a video of the mayor’s most serious and lighthearted moments from the past 16 years and introductions by Angela Pace of WBNS-TV and […]

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Green Infrastructure and Neighborhood Pocket Parks Part of Blueprint Columbus Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Green Infrastructure and Neighborhood Pocket Parks Part of Blueprint Columbus Plan

Although it hasn’t inspired the kind of spirited debate that Mayor Coleman’s idea to create a rail link to the airport has, the city’s Blueprint Columbus program – which also got a shout-out in his recent State of the City speech – could potentially have an even bigger impact on the city. The program, if […]

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