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"We are building the best city in the nation to live, work and raise a family, and the strength of our foundation is our neighborhoods."

- Mayor Michael B. Coleman

Mayor Michael B. Coleman took office with a commitment to improving the quality of life for families in Columbus neighborhoods and has set forth a variety of strategies to support that vision.

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A Partner in Job Creation

Mayor Coleman has leveraged incentives to create and retain more than 65,000 jobs and bring more than $4.5 billion in private investment to Columbus throughout his tenure.  Growing companies enjoy an educated workforce from 18 regional colleges and universities. Columbus is centrally located to national markets and a growing transportation, distribution and logistics hub. The city, currently the 16th largest in America, is also growing as a retail hub.

Building Safer Neighborhoods

Building Safer Neighborhoods

Mayor Coleman’s top priority always has been Public Safety, illustrated by the fact that more than 70 percent of the General Fund budget is dedicated to the Divisions of Police and Fire. Through 2008, the mayor’s Police Summer Strike Force made 3,269 arrests and seized 687 guns. In 2010, the mayor's Community Response Teams made 165 arrests and recovered 20 guns. The mayor is Ohio chairman of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, leading a regional effort against gun trafficking and gun violence. These combined efforts have helped make Columbus Ohio's safest big city, with a lower homicide rate than Cleveland or Cincinnati.

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Government Reform

Mayor Coleman has a proven record of balancing budgets and reforming government. Columbus is the only large city in the nation to maintain an Aaa Bond rating from all three major rating agencies. Since 2009, Mayor Coleman has taken steps that will save more than $100 million over the next decade by getting employee benefits in line with the market while reducing unnecessary overtime, increasing the use of technology and making the city more energy efficient.

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Get Green Columbus

Columbus has made tremendous strides protecting the environment under Mayor Coleman, who created the ongoing Get Green Columbus campaign. The mayor has made a commitment to improving energy efficiency in older city facilities while requiring that every new city construction project be LEED-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. The mayor’s Bicentennial Bikeways Plan calls for an additional 36 miles of off-road trails and 58 miles of on-street bike lanes and routes by the year 2015. In 2008 Mayor Coleman created the GreenSpot program to inspire, educate and recognize residents and businesses making efforts to protect our environment. The mayor also plans a comprehensive curbside recycling program for 2012.

Neighborhood Pride

Neighborhood Pride

Neighborhood Pride is at the heart of Mayor Michael B. Coleman’s vision to make Columbus “the best city in the nation in which to live, work and raise a family.”

Neighborhood Pride is a team effort by City departments, neighborhood groups and individual citizens, businesses and other partners to make our neighborhoods safer and cleaner, keys to a more vibrant and exciting future for Columbus.

Latest News

  • Mayor Mike's 2013 Old School Party
    ADVANCED TICKET SALES END AT NOON ON10/19!

    Don't miss the party of the year!  

    Come out and party with Mayor Mike Coleman old school style. 

    Mixmaster Ice will be playing your favorite old school Disco, R&B and Hip-Hop classics and Hip-Hop legend Doug E. Fresh will rock the mic.
    When: Saturday, October 19
    Where: LC Pavilion (405 Neil Ave) Time: 8:30pm Dress:...
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  • Join Mayor Mayor Coleman and Council Member Mills for the 2011 Old School Party
    Buy Your Tickets Now!
    Don't miss the party of the year! Come out to one of the hottest entertainment venues in the City and enjoy your favorite Old School Motown, R&B, Disco and Hip-Hop Hits! 4 different rooms of entertainment with Music by The Legendary Hall of Fame DJ Mix Master ICE, Live...
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  • Mayor Coleman, Councilmember Klein to Celebrate CapKids2K at COSI
    More than 2,000 Young People Have Benefited from Capital Kids Program since its Inception in 2001
    More than a decade after creating Capital Kids, Mayor Michael B. Coleman will celebrate the more than 2,000 young people who have participated in the program since its inception in 2000. Capital Kids will celebrate its success on its 11th anniversary with a free, family fun night at COSI from 5 to 9...
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  • Mayor Coleman to Demonstrate Free Mobile App Today in Council Chambers
    MyColumbus App Will Allow Area Residents to Locate Columbus Sites, Find Events and Submit Service Requests
    The City of Columbus has released a free iPhone Mobile App allowing area residents enhanced access to city and community resources. Mayor Michael B. Coleman and the Department of Technology will demonstrate the new service at 4:30 this afternoon in City Council Chambers. The demonstration will...
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Mayor Mike's Point of View

  • Safer Neighborhoods Through Cameras
    In my 11 years as mayor, my top priority has been Public Safety. It is why we dedicate almost three quarters of our General Operating Fund to police and fire protection. It’s why Columbus has been and...
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Mayor Mike's Twitter

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