Mayor Michael B. Coleman has made it his mission to serve neighborhoods in a more effective, efficient and responsive manner. Recognizing that each Columbus neighborhood is unique, with different attributes, Mayor Coleman created the new Neighborhood Liaison program in the Department of Development.
The Neighborhood Liaisons are a team of advocates created to work across Department lines to get results for citizen requests, problems and questions. The Liaisons are responsible for three tasks:
- Coordinating the exchange of information among citizens, neighborhood organizations and city staff
- Providing technical assistance and serving as an advocate on neighborhood issues.
- Coordinating the investment of city resources in the neighborhoods
The city has been divided into 12 service areas and a Liaison has been assigned to each of the areas to work directly with the citizens and neighborhood organizations. Whether it’s cleaning an alley, replacing a burned out street light, arranging for grass in a public right-of-way to be cut, the Neighborhood Liaisons are there to connect you with the right people to get the job done – and you need only make one phone call.
Each Neighborhood Liaison also serves a specific Area Commission and/or a Civic Association by working to assist the organization with any issue involving the better delivery of City services.
Neighborhood Liaison Areas
Neighborhood Liaison Responsibilities
Area Commissions & Civics
Area Commission Related Code Sections:
Chapter 3109: Procedures for Establishment
Chapter 3111: Establishment of Commission Areas and Area Commissions