Tag: Andrew Ginther

Mayor Andrew Ginther

They say politicians are only as good as their last election, but after that, they’re already looking towards the next election. After serving 4 years as mayor of Columbus, Andrew Ginther is reflecting on the accomplishments of his first term, but since he’s running unopposed for reelection, now he’s thinking about what to get done in his second term. Ginther sat down with Columbus Underground reporter Lauren Sega to discuss the results of new initiatives, ranging from housing to policing and infant mortality, and what he envisions for the city in the years to come.

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Shadowbox Live

What’s the role of locally-produced art in shaping our identity as a city? I sat down with Brandon Anderson, General Manager of Shadowbox Live and Backstage Bistro to talk about the Columbus theater scene, the origins of Shadowbox, what it means to be the general manager of America’s largest resident theater company, and the responsibility we have as creatives, business leaders and citizens in making Columbus a destination city.

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Columbus City Charter

The Columbus City Charter is essentially the Columbus Constitution. It defines the structure and role of the city and its leaders. I sat down with the chairman of the most recent comprehensive Charter Review Commission, Mike Curtin, to talk about the origins of our charter, why we have the structure that we do, and his predictions on the future of the city.

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Create Columbus Commission

This week, we’re talking about young professionals in Columbus. Specifically, the Create Columbus Commission. The group was originally chartered by Mayor Michael B. Coleman ten years ago to provide guidance on how to attract and retain young professionals to Columbus.

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Columbus Department of Neighborhoods

As we embark on our semi-regular neighborhoods series, we went to the person tasked with creating a one-stop-shop for neighborhoods to access city-government services. In this week’s episode, Director Carla Williams-Scott discusses the various functions of the Department of Neighborhoods, the impetus for it, and what opportunities she sees in the diversity of our city’s neighborhoods and the disparity between them.

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