Columbus Community Coalition

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 Mission Statement


"The Columbus Community Coalition fosters and enhances relationships among community groups by advocating to improve the quality of life in Columbus, Ohio."



Special Event


ISSUE 1: A Vote on Columbus' Future logo

Issue 1 in the upcoming August 4 special election is a proposal by the City of Columbus to partially address the current and projected fiscal imbalance of the City’s General Fund by increasing the tax rate on personal earned income by 0.5% to 2.5%. Whether or not Columbus voters support Issue 1, the outcome of this special election will have a significant impact on Columbus residents and workers and their neighborhoods for years to come.

More than 100 were in attendance at Broad Street Presbyterian Church on Monday, July 20, 2009 as Columbus City Auditor Hugh Dorrian, representing Citizens for Strong Neighborhoods and Good Jobs, and Bill Todd, representing Basics First, participated in a moderated discussion of Issue 1 in the August 4 Columbus special election. The moderator was Carol Luper, reporter for ABC6/Fox 28 News. The non-partisan event was sponsored and organized by the Franklin County Consortium for Good Government, the Columbus Community Coalition and the Central Ohio Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

To listen to the "official," unedited recording of the event, please click on the player below. (76 minutes)

To download the recording in MP3 format, please right-click on this link. (27 MB)

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 Upcoming Meetings and Events






The 2009 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) will be in Decatur, IL September 17-19, 2009.  Click here for this year's Call for Presentations.

A brochure and registration form for this year's RNNC Conference is now available.  NOTE: It is unlikely that the City of Columbus will have grant or other funds available to help defray the cost of attendance, nor that it will offer transportation to Decatur this year.  Community representatives wishing to attend should contact Richelle Irons in Decatur directly at (217) 424-2864 with questions and/or register by August 21, 2009 to receive the early registration discount. Discounted hotel room rates are also available (see brochure). PDF

On March 10, 2008, Mayor Michael Coleman, with the support of City Council President Michael Mentel and other members of Council, commissioned the Columbus Economic Advisory Committee (EAC) to analyze the fiscal condition of the City’s General Fund.  On March 5, 2009, the EAC issued its final report.  Click here to view or print the 115 page report. PDF

Application Click here to view or download a Membership Application form for the Columbus Community Coalition.  If your community or group is interested in being a member of the Coalition, please print and complete the form and mail to the address on the form, or bring to an upcoming meeting. PDF
Bylaws Click here to view or download the Bylaws of the Columbus Community Coalition as adopted by members of the Coalition on June 26, 2008. PDF
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Click here for information on the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) held in Lima, Ohio, October 2-4, 2008. PDF

Conference The creation of the Columbus Community Coalition was prompted in part by the participation of representatives of 18 area commissions and civic advisory bodies in the Area Commission/Civic Association Work Group convened by Columbus City Council.  The Work Group met twice each month from May to September 2007.  Here are the final report and recommendations of the Work Group and the PowerPoint presentation made to Columbus City Council in December 2007.  Both describe the intent and commitment of Work Group members to found an independent Community Coalition. PDF




 Member Organizations


General (voting) membership in the Columbus Community Coalition is open to area commissions, civic associations and other civic advisory bodies and non-profit organizations.  Other organizations, including for-profit organizations, may join as Associate members. There is no cost for membership.  For more information, please see the Coalition's Bylaws and Membership Application.

Current members of the Columbus Community Coalition include:
  • Clintonville Area Commission
  • Far Northwest Linden Neighborhood Association
  • Far South Columbus Area Association
  • Fifth by Northwest Area Commission
  • Friends of the Hilltop
  • Glen Echo Neighbors
  • Greater Hilltop Area Commission*
  • Livingston Avenue Area Commission Task Force
  • Marion-Franklin Area Civic Association
  • Northland Community Council
  • Northwest Civic Association
  • Scioto Southland Civic Association
  • United Crestview Area Neighbors
  • University Area Commission
  • University Area Enrichment Association
  • Western Lakes Civic Association

* Pending approval



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