After our end of the year meeting, our mayors are reflecting on all that has been accomplished and 2019 and how we can build on the momentum in 2020.
Last week, our bipartisan coalition of mayors gathered in Columbus for our year-end meeting. We had a busy two-days with important discussions around a variety of state and federal policies that impact our communities.
During this time, we reflected on our work over the last year and released our 2019 Annual Report. We also updated our priorities and adopted the Ohio Mayors Alliance Public Policy Agenda for 2020-21.
Lastly, we welcomed several new mayors to our group and elected Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn to serve on the Ohio Mayors Alliance Board of Directors. We hope you will take a moment to read more about our work in the email below.
Thank you for all the support this year and happy holidays!
Mayor David Scheffler, City of Lancaster
MAYOR MURYN JOINS OMA BOARD
Mayor Christina Muryn, City of Findlay, was elected by her peers to join the board of the Ohio Mayors Alliance, representing Findlay and other northwest Ohio cities. Muryn was elected as Findlay Mayor in November after being appointed to the position in early 2019 to fill a vacancy.
Muryn will join Mayor John Cranley (Cincinnati), Mayor Andrew Ginther (Columbus), Mayor Nan Whaley (Dayton), Mayor Don Patterson (Kettering), Mayor David Scheffler (Lancaster), and Mayor Tim DeGeeter (Parma) on the OMA board. Read more in the press release below:
With change comes opportunity. That was the case for the Ohio Mayors Alliance as Gov. Mike DeWine was sworn in at the start of this year. Please take a moment to read ourannual report for 2019, and see the work that we've done to advocate for Ohio's cities, build better partnerships with state leaders, and foster bipartisan collaboration among Ohio's mayors.
PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA FOR 2020-21
The Ohio Mayors Alliance also approved our Public Policy Agenda for 2020-21, which is a reflection of the broad range of issues that impact our communities. Here is a summary of our public policy agenda:
1. Prioritizing Community Reinvestment and Local Economic Development
2. Protecting Home Rule Authority for Ohio’s Local Communities
3. Supporting Ohio’s 21st Century Infrastructure Needs
4. Continuing to Confront Ohio’s Addiction Crisis
5. Keeping our Communities Safe and Addressing Gun Violence
6. Improving Educational Opportunities and Supporting a Strong Workforce
7. Strengthening Our Democracy and Supporting the 2020 Census
8. Advancing Clean Energy Solutions and Sustainability
9. Supporting Safe, Accessible, and Affordable Housing
PROMOTING THE 2020 CENSUS
In partnership with Charter Communications, our mayors filmed PSAs for the 2020 Census that will air in their media markets in the beginning of 2020. These pubic service announcements will stress the importance of Census completion and the impact it has on the state and our communities.
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