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The Create Columbus Commission's Q4 2013 report highlights the impact and progress made toward making Columbus, Ohio the #1 city in the nation for young professionals to live, work, and play.

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  1. 1. Q4  2013  Report   Create  Columbus  Commission  
  2. 2. CREATE  COLUMBUS  PURPOSE  &  IMPACT     Future  Leaders  Shaping  Tomorrow's  Columbus   Our  purpose  is  to  pursue  strategic  community  building  efforts   and  a  targeted  YP  grants  program,  that  drives  Columbus’   efforts  to  become  the  naGon’s  number  one  place  for  YPs  to   live,  work,  and  play.    “The  past  year  has  been  the  most  impac2ul  year  in  the  Create    Columbus  Commission's  short  history.  The  year  started  with    the  simple  direc:on  from  our  stakeholders  to  create  a  grant    program  that  would  support  projects  and  ini:a:ves  led  by    Columbus'  young  and  talented  that  directly  enhance  the  way  of    life  for  young  professionals  throughout  Columbus.     With  that  sole  request,  the  Commission  worked  collabora:vely  to  develop  a   comprehensive  grant  program,  market  the  program,  evaluate  the  applicants,   and  administer  the  grants  all  within  a  calendar  year.  In  addi:on,  the  Commission   restructured  to  beDer  support  the  grants  program  and  posi:oned  the   Commission  as  a  valuable  resource  and  increasingly  produc:ve  body  in  the   future.  All  of  this  was  accomplished  through  the  hard  work  and  commitment  to   Columbus  from  a  diverse,  dynamic  group  of  the  city's  young  leaders.”     -­‐  Steve  Michalovich,  2013  Co-­‐Chair   Create  Columbus  Commission   Q4  2013  Quarterly  Report  |  2  
  3. 3. CREATE  COLUMBUS  COMMISSION   The  Create  Columbus  Commission  is  a  board  of  young  professionals,  appointed  and  funded  by  the  Mayor   and  City  Council  President  to  serve  as  the  community’s  foremost  thought  leader  on  young  professional   interests,  experiences,  and  prioriGes.  Through  strategic  community  building  efforts  and  a  targeted  YP  grants   program,  the  CCC  strives  to  make  Columbus  the  naGon’s  number  one  place  for  YPs  to  live,  work,  and  play.   ! Lindsay Arnett! Tyler Durbin ! Diana Pagan ! 614 Media Group! GSW Worldwide! CAPA! ! ! ! ! ! ! Beth Berkemer ! Yaves Ellis! Scott Peacock ! Berkemer PR! Radio One Columbus! Experience Columbus! ! ! ! ! ! ! Robert Bickis, Jr. Tim Fulton ! Amy Schmittauer! MoveDowntownColumbus.com! Small Business Beanstalk! Vlog Boss Studios! ! ! ! ! ! ! Kacey Brankamp! Derek Grosso! Elissa Schneider (Grants Chair)! Capital Crossroads Special CYP Club! Mid-Ohio Foodbank! Improvement District! ! ! !! ! ! ! Andy Hutter ! Timothy Wolf Starr! Shawn Broadus ! Building Five! The Small Business Beanstalk! Suite78 Marketing & ! Gateway Film Center! Advertising !! ! ! ! Noel Klay! ! ! Cardinal Health !! Steve Swift! Benjamin Buckner ! ! Nationwide Children’s Hospital! Nexus Academy Schools! ! ! ! Ashley Lester! ! ! Columbus Downtown Jacob Taylor ! Christina Christian! Development Corporation! CivitasNow! Jeni’s Spendid Ice Creams! ! ! ! ! ! ! Steve Michalovich (Co-Chair)! Kevin Tyler ! Kate Christobek (Co-Chair)! Scotts Miracle-Gro Company! Ologie! Ohio Attorney General’s Office! ! ! ! ! ! ! Jesus Ovalle! Josue Vicente! Jordan Davis (Membership Columbus Public Health! Ohio Hispanic Coalition! Chair)! ! Columbus Partnership! ! ! ! ! The  CCC  maintains  a  strong  relaGonship  with  our  stakeholders  via  representaGves  from  the  office  of  the   ! Mayor  and  City  Council  President.   !   ! Ty  Harden   Priyam  Chokshi   ! ! Mayor’s  Office,  City  of  Columbus   Columbus  City  Council   !   Create  Columbus  Commission   Q4  2013  Quarterly  Report  |  3  
  4. 4. LIVE,  WORK,  PLAY     INITIATIVES  IN     Q4  2014     Create  Columbus  Commission  
  5. 5. Q4  CREATE  COLUMBUS  ACTIVITIES   Ensuring  YPs  Can  Raise  a  Family  in  Columbus  and     Receive  Quality  EducaPon  for  Their  Kids   The  CCC  strives  for  a  future  where  all  YPs  view  the  city  of     Columbus  as  a  great  place  to  raise  their  family.  The  CCC     has  been  paying  close  aWenGon  to  the  issues  facing     Columbus  City  Schools  (CCS)  in  2013,  engaged  in  the     Columbus  EducaGon  Commission’s    (CEC)  focus  group     Efforts,  and  met  with  the  Mayor  and  Council  President  Ginther  on  the  topic.       To  tackle  the  challenges  facing  CCS,  the  CCC  endorsed  Levy  Issues  50  &  51.  In  support  of   these  issues,  the  CCC  partnered  with  the  Gateway  Film  Center,  Columbus  Young   Professionals  Club,  The  Ohio  State  University’s  Undergraduate  Student  Government,   Columbus  Urban  League,  and  United  Way  of  Central  Ohio  on  November  4,  2013  to  host  a  YP   and  college  student  town  hall  discussion  on  Issues  50  &  51  featuring  Columbus  EducaGon   Commission  member,  and  OSU  President  Emeritus,  Dr.  E.  Gordon  Gee.  AddiGonally,  we  led  a   social  media  campaign  to  educate  young  voters  on  the  importance  of  supporGng  the  issues.       EducaPng  YPs  on  Access  to  Affordable  Healthcare   With  nearly  40,000  young  adults  in  Columbus  without  health  insurance,  the  CCC  contributed   to  the  Mayor’s  Office  and  Columbus  Public  Health’s  iniGaGve  to  educate  and  encourage   young  adults  to  become  aware  of  their  ability  to  enroll  for  health  coverage.  Commissioners   parGcipated  in  a  social  media  strategy  session  and  will  be  featured  in  a  planned  PSA  before   the  March  enrollment  deadline.       Advising  the  DiversificaPon  of  TransportaPon      The  CCC  parGcipated  in  focus  groups  to  inform  the  launch  strategy  of  Lya,  a    peer-­‐to-­‐peer,  ride-­‐sharing  service  expected  to  launch  in  Columbus  in  2014    as  an  important  component  to  the  city’s  new  and  growing  menu  of  transportaGon    opGons.  Commissioners  were  introduced  to  the  service  and  shared  insight  into  the    Columbus  YP  community.     Caring  For  Our  Community  –  Adopt-­‐a-­‐Senior     The  CCC  supported  Besa,  a  recipient  of  a  Create  Columbus  Grant  as  well  as  a  YP-­‐founded   community  service  organizaGon.  The  CCC  adopted  4  senior  ciGzens  as  a  part  of  Besa’s   Adopt-­‐A-­‐Senior  program  supporGng  The  Central  Ohio  Agency  on  Aging.               Create  Columbus  Commission   Q4  2013  Quarterly  Report  |  5    
  6. 6. 2013   CREATE  COLUMBUS   GRANTS  PROGRAM   UPDATE   Create  Columbus  Commission  
  7. 7. 2013  CREATE  COLUMBUS  GRANTS   PROGRAM   In  October,  the  CCC  announced  the  selecGons  for  its  inaugural  grants  program.  The  Create   Columbus  Grants  Program  was  established  to  support  iniGaGves  that  further  the   development  of  the  young  professional  community  in  Columbus.  In  the  first  year  of  the   program,  $60,460  was  distributed  among  eight  community  organizaGons.     The  goals  of  the  Create  Columbus  Grants  Program  are  to:     •  Encourage  and  support  residents  to  launch  innovaGve,  community-­‐based  iniGaGves  with   a  specific  YP  component   •  Provide  strategic  financial  support  for  one-­‐Gme  costs  for  events,  iniGaGves,  or  programs   that  impact  YPs   •  Improve  YP  experiences  in  the  areas  of  arts,  sports,  entertainment,  careers,   neighborhoods,  and  transportaGon.           40   Grant  applicaPons  received       $329,457   Requested  for  YP  iniPaPves     8   YP  iniPaPves  funded     $60,460   Distributed  to  fund  YP  iniPaPves     Create  Columbus  Commission   Q4  2013  Quarterly  Report  |  7      
  8. 8. 2013  CREATE  COLUMBUS  GRANTS   PROGRAM  RECEPIENTS      Besa  Community  Inc.,  Capital  City  Impact  -­‐  $10,000    ConnecGng  YPs  to  community  service  opportuniGes    through  its  volunteer    portal,  Besa  Community  Inc.  seeks  to  engage  a  larger  number  of   professionals  to  local  community  service  via  its  new  Capital  City  Impact  program.  The   program  will  work  with  partners  to  develop  volunteer  opportuniGes  in  targeted   neighborhoods  to  be  launched  with  a  grand  markeGng  push,  and  has  a  goal  of  adding  100   volunteers  to  Besa’s  database  during  its  first  year  of  progress.        Community  Research  Partners,  Envisioning  Columbus  CommuniPes    of  Tomorrow  -­‐  $10,000    In  partnership  with  The  Ohio  State  University  (OSU),  Community  Research   Partners  (CRP)  acknowledges  the  importance  of  aWracGng  young  and  talented  individuals,   and  seeks  to  ask  them  what  they  want  in  a  neighborhood.  CRP  and  OSU  will  develop  and   execute  a  community  visioning  process,  culminaGng  in  a  day-­‐long  collaboraGve  workshop.   The  event  will  bring  together  young  professionals  to  engage  in  a  series  of  exercises  focused   on  acGve  parGcipaGon  and  creaGve  visualizaGon.       Mt.  Vernon  Special  Improvement  District,  Near  East  Side  Hop  -­‐  $10,000   The  Mt.  Vernon  Special  Improvement  District  created  the  Near  East  Side  Hop  to  support  its   mission  of  culGvaGng  a  cohesive  network  among  area  businesses  and  residents  to  elevate   the  impression,  encourage  businesses  and  entrepreneurs,  and  sGmulate  economic   performance  of  the  Near  East  Side.  The  Hop  will  be  a  week-­‐long  series  of  events  in  the   historic  Near  East  Side  community  of  Columbus  geared  towards  the  interests  of  YPs,   demonstraGng  to  them  that  the  neighborhood  is  a  viable  opGon  as  they  decide  where  to   live,  work,  play  and  raise  a  family.      Transit  Columbus,  Good  Ideas  Columbus  -­‐  $10,000    Transit  Columbus’  Good  Ideas  Columbus  program  seeks  to  facilitate  a    discussion  about  new  ideas  in  transportaGon  among  young  professionals    and  civic  leaders  while  fostering  an  environment  where  creaGve  soluGons    can  emerge.  Transit  Columbus  and  partner  organizaGons  will  connect   Columbus’  brightest  young  minds,  such  as  designers,  architects,  engineers,  students  and   arGsts,  and  pair  them  with  civic  leaders  to  work  on  real  transportaGon  problems  affecGng   Columbus.     Create  Columbus  Commission   Q4  2013  Quarterly  Report  |  8  
  9. 9. 2013  CREATE  COLUMBUS  GRANTS     PROGRAM  RECEPIENTS    Short  North  Alliance,  Viewpoints:  Murals  by  Young  Professional      Working  ArPsts-­‐  $7,500    The  Short  North  Alliance  and  11  partner  galleries  and  art    insGtuGons  with  the  support  of  the  CCC  are  excited  to  launch  the   second  iteraGon  of  the  highly  popular  Short  North  Temporary  Mural  Series.  The  exhibiGon,   Gtled  Viewpoints:  Murals  by  Young  Professional  Working  Ar:sts,  will  be  on  public  display  from   winter  2014  to  spring  2015.          Founders  Factory,  10Xelerator  -­‐  $5,000    Focusing  on  catalyzing  high-­‐growth  technology  business  in  Columbus,    Founders  Factory’s  10Xelerator  project  will  strive  to  convert  promising   entrepreneurial  ideas  into  viable  businesses  and  sustainable  companies.  10Xelerator  will  be   partnering  with  Ohio’s  New  Entrepreneurs  (ONE)  Fund,  TechColumbus,  The  Ohio  State   University,  Columbus2020  and  others  to  support  and  accelerate  10  early-­‐stage  technology   businesses  with  significant  growth  potenGal  each  year.       Capital  Crossroads  Special  Improvement  District,  Young  Entrepreneur  Recruitment     IniPaPve  -­‐  $4,450   The  Young  Entrepreneur  Recruitment  IniGaGve  program  is  intended  to  directly  impact  young   professionals  starGng  or  expanding  businesses  in  central  Ohio.  The  ulGmate  project  goal  is  to   increase  the  number  of  signed  office  leases  by  young  entrepreneurs  in  Columbus’  Downtown   area.          Greater  Columbus  Arts  Council,  SOUP  Capacity  -­‐  $3,510    Columbus  SOUP  was  founded  to  beWer  connect  and  culGvate  creaGve  projects  that    make  Columbus  a  great  community.  For  SOUP’s  Capacity  and  IdenGty  Building    project,  SOUP  seeks  to  develop  an  image  that  is  YP-­‐focused  and  contract  a   professional  graphic  designer  and  website  builder  to  help  create  a  cohesive  brand  and   idenGty  for  Columbus  SOUP  that  reflects  the  mission  and  appeals  to  YP  audiences.       Create  Columbus  Commission   Q4  2013  Quarterly  Report  |  9  
  10. 10. INCOMING   COMMISSION   LEADERSHIP   FOR  2014   Create  Columbus  Commission  
  11. 11. 2014  EXECUTIVE  COMMMITTEE  NAMED   The  CCC  is  lead  by  one   Commission  Chair  and  officers   represenGng  3  organizaGonal   areas:  communicaGons,  grants,   and  membership.  During  the   fourth  quarter,  the  2014   execuGve  commiWee  elecGon   process  selected  3  new  leaders   whose  terms  will  commence  in   January.   2013  ExecuPve  &  Commihee  Leadership   Throughout  2013,  the  CCC  was  directed  by  a  strong   group  of  leaders  whose  achievements  will  have  a  lasGng   impact  on  the  commission  and  we’d  like  to  recognize   and  thank  them  for  their  commitment  to  the   organizaGon  and  the  city  of  Columbus.     •  •  •  Kate  Christobek   Steve  Michalovich   Jordan  Davis   •  •  Noel  Klay   Elissa  Schneider   Incoming  2014  ExecuPve  Commihee   Kevin  Tyler,  Commission  Chair   Kevin  is  a  senior  account  manager  at  Ologie,  a  branding  agency  located   downtown.  As  Chair,  Kevin  will  be  responsible  for  direcGng  the  policy  and   focus  areas  of  the  CCC  and  building  partnerships  with  area  organizaGons  to   help  advance  the  CCC  mission.     Tyler  Durbin,  CommunicaGons  Chair   Tyler  is  markeGng  manager  at  Columbus-­‐based  adverGsing  agency  GSW.  As   communicaGons  lead,  Tyler  will  manage  the  interworking  of  the  CCC,   maintain  all  commission  documentaGon,  and  will  serve  as  the  lead  on  the   external  markeGng  and  communicaGons  strategy  for  2014.     Robert  Bickis,  Jr.,  Grants  Chair   Robert  is  the  co-­‐founder  of  and  realtor  at  MoveDowntownColumbus.com.   As  the  chair  of  the  grants  commiWee,  Robert  will  oversee  execuGon  of  the   2014  Create  Columbus  Grants  Program  and  be  the  CCC  liaison  to  applicants   and  awardees.       Jordan  Davis,  Membership  Chair   Jordan  is  responsible  for  the  recruitment  and  selecGon  process  of  new   commissioners  and  leadership.  Jordan  is  tasked  with  handling  inner-­‐ commission  communicaGon,  maintaining  high  member  engagement,  and   overseeing  all  CCC  membership  acGviGes.     Create  Columbus  Commission   Q4  2013  Quarterly  Report  |  11  
  12. 12. 2014  COMMITTEE  LEADERSHIP  ELECTED   The  CCC  fulfills  its  role  as  the  leading  thought  leader  on  YP  interests  in  Columbus  by   advocaGng,  advising,  and  educaGng  the  community  on  important  issues  that  impact  the   retenGon  and  aWracGon  of  YPs.  We  believe  that  YPs  want  to  live  in  a  community  with  a  high   quality  of  life,  a  place  where  they  can  prosper  professionally,  and  a  city  that  offers  countless   opportuniGes  for  fun  and  entertainment.  These  commiWees  serve  as  plaporms  for   important  issues  to  be  raised  and  ideas  to  be  shared  regarding  the  respecGve  aspect  of  the   YP  experience  in  Columbus.   Live  Commihee:  Neighborhoods,  infrastructure,  and  family   Andy  Huher,  Live  CommiWee  Chair    “As  the  chair  of  the  Live  commiWee,  I  will  facilitate  a  group  of    commissioners  to  engage  local  community  leaders  to  understand  their    pain  points  and  points  of  pride.  As  a  commiWee  we’ll  prioriGze  the  iniGaGves  that    we  can  directly  impact  and  appropriately  target  measurable  goals  for    those  communiGes.”     Work  Commihee:  Careers,  professional  development,  and  financial  stability   Kacey  Brankamp,  Work  CommiWee  Chair    “The  work  commiWee  will  focus  on  two  areas:  1)  FacilitaGng  stronger    connecGons  area  college  students  and  building  strategies  to  help  them    secure  jobs  in  Columbus,  and  2)  idenGfying  areas  where  the  CCC  can  support    small  business  development  and  startups  in  Columbus  to  boost  job    creaGon  in  the  region.”   Play  Commihee:  Arts,  sports,  and  entertainment   Amy  Schmihauer,  Play  CommiWee  Chair    “A  vibrant  entertainment  scene  is  a  key  driver  of  aWracGng  and  retaining    young  professionals  to  the  city  of  Columbus.  With  areas  like  the  Short    North,  4  professional  sports  franchises,  and  growing  entertainment    districts,  the  play  commiWee  will  focus  on  leveraging  that  momentum  to    foster  addiGonal  growth  by  connecGng  YPs  with  the  eclecGc  mix  of    entertainment  opGons  downtown  and  throughout  Columbus.”     Create  Columbus  Commission   Q4  2013  Quarterly  Report  |  12  
  13. 13. 2014  NEWLY  ELECTED  COMMISSIONERS   Led  by  the  Membership  Chair,  the  Create  Columbus  Commission  welcomed  6  new   commissioners  who  met  the  organizaGon’s  requirements  and  were  voted  on  by  the  Create   Columbus  Commission  and  approved  by  Mayor  and  Columbus  City  Council  President.  Newly   elected  commissioner  terms  will  commence  January  1,  2014.     Habiba  Kamagate,  Coordinator  of   Stewardship,  The  Ohio  State  University   Chris  Ruher,  VP  Human  Resources,  UpPvity   Habiba  has  a  track  record  of  inGmate   involvement  in  the  community.  Habiba’s   close  proximity  with  the  college  student   experience  will  allow  her  to  convey  student   opinions  and  concerns  about  living  (and   remaining)  in  the  city  of  Columbus.   Chris  is  an  up-­‐and-­‐coming  leader  in   Columbus.  Currently  a  resident  of  Merion   Village,  Chris  is  the  VP  of  Human  Resources   at  UpGvity,  one  of  Columbus’  fastest   growing  companies  and  is  currently  enrolled   in  the  United  Way’s  Pride  Leadership   program.       Alison  Pegg,  Manager,  Blue  Jackets   FoundaPon   Yohannan  Terrell,  Online  Director,   InteracPve  One   Alison  is  a  sharp  YP  that  brings  philanthropic   and  community  relaGons  experGse  to  the   CCC.  Having  recently  lived  outside  the   region,  Alison  offers  a  unique  perspecGve  of   the  Columbus  brand,  aWracGng,  and   retaining  YPs  to  the  city.   Yohannan  is  a  smart,  creaGve  entrepreneur.   He  has  worked  with  the  Mayor's  Office  and   Experience  Columbus  to  produce  innovaGve   content  to  introduce  diverse  visitors  to  the   Columbus  area.     Julie  Wilkes,  Owner,  Seven  Studios/North   American  Wellness  Director,  Accenture   Robert  Perryman,  Associate,  Isaac  Wiles   Burkholder  &  Teetor     Robert  is  a  bright,  talented  YP  working  with   a  well-­‐respected  law  firm.  Robert  is  an   Italian  Village  resident  and  is  passionate   about  serving  Columbus  by  developing  and   supporGng  YPs  as  the  next  generaGon  of  city   leaders.   Julie  Wilkes  is  well  connected  and   ambiGous.  In  addiGon  to  her  role  at   Accenture,  Julie  is  a  published  author,   internaGonal  speaker,  event  organizer,  and   her  business  Seven  Studios  was  a  2013   winner  of  the  KickStart  Columbus   compeGGon.     Create  Columbus  Commission         Q4  2013  Quarterly  Report  |  13  
  14. 14. MOVING  FORWARD:  2014  INSIGHTS  FROM   INCOMING  COMMISSION  CHAIR    Think  about  your  favorite  thing.    That  thing  that  when    you  see  it,  watch  it,  hear  it,    smell  it,  experience  it,  makes    you  feel  bigger  and  stronger,    happier  or  cooler.  Smarter.    That  single  thing  that  can    change  the  way  you  feel  about   yourself  and  the  world  you  live  in.    For  me  it’s   Columbus.   I  was  born  here.  I  was  raised  here.  My  family  lives   here.  My  partner  moved  here.  I  love  it  here.  I  love   Columbus  like  I  love  early  mornings  or  reading   books.  I  like  Chicago.  I  like  Portland.  But  I  love   Columbus.   It’s  a  great  place  to  call  home.     It’s  a  great  place  to  be  you.   Columbus  is  on  the  verge  of  the  next  level  of   greatness.  The  Create  Columbus  Commission  is  an   acGve  partner  in  making  Columbus  the  best  place   in  the  naGon  to  live,  work  and  to  raise  a  family.  We   are  a  group  of  successful,  diverse,  and  creaGvely-­‐ brained  YPs  who  can,  and  will,  have  an  impact  on   the  future  of  Columbus.   As  you’ve  read  throughout  this  report,  2013  was  a   great  year  and  there  has  build  significant   momentum  gained  going  into  2014:   •  Created  and  executed  the  city’s  first  grant   program  for  projects  and  iniGaGves  by  and  for   central  Ohio  YPs   •  Approved  and  implemented  a  new  set  of  by-­‐ laws  that  govern  our  body   •  Streamlined  our  communicaGon  strategy  for   greater  effecGveness  and  wider  reach   •  Celebrated  the  tenure  and  dedicated   leadership  of  the  longest  serving   commissioner,  Kate  Christobek.   And  that’s  just  the  beginning.   2014  is  going  to  be  the  year  that  brings  the   commission  and  Columbus  closer  to  greatness.   We  will:   •  Place  more  commissioners  and  YPs  on  local   boards   •  Elevate  the  profile  and  influence  of  the   commission   •  Communicate  with  our  stakeholders  on  a   regular  basis   •  Increase  the  impact  of  our  grants  program  by   offering  more  funds  and  supporGng  even   more  programs  and  iniGaGves   •  Build  strategic  partnerships  throughout  the   region   •  ConGnue  to  love  this  great  city   We  are  proud  of  what  we’ve  done.  And  we  are   excited  about  what  we  are  going  to  do.     If  you  have  any  quesGons,  please  feel  free  to   reach  out  to  me,  or  any  of  the  commissioners.   All  for  the  614,   -­‐  Kevin  Tyler,  Incoming  Commission  Chair   •  Filled  six  commission  openings  with  an   absurdly  talented,  passionate  slate  of  YPs   •  TesGfied  at  City  Council  meeGngs  to  support   the  grant  program  and  ask  for  increased  funds   Create  Columbus  Commission   Q4  2013  Quarterly  Report  |  14  
  15. 15. A  LOOK  AHEAD     ST  QUARTER   TO  1   2014 Create  Columbus  Commission  
  16. 16. Q1  2014  ACTIVITIES  &  INITIATIVES   Play  Commihee:  Columbus  Transplants  Focus   Group  to  Inform  Columbus  Brand  MarkePng   Campaign   Commissioners  ScoW  Peacock  (Experience   Columbus)  and  Jordan  Davis  (Columbus   Partnership)  will  convene  a  focus  group  of  young   professionals  who  have  transplanted  to  Columbus   from  Chicago  and  Washington,  D.C.  in  the  past   few  years.  The  purpose  of  the  focus  group  is  to   gather  feedback  from  recent  transplants  to   inform  a  Columbus  brand  markeGng  campaign  in   those  markets  in  2014.           PromoPng  YP  Board  Membership     In  2014,  the  CCC  execuGve  commiWee  is   implemenGng  a  plan  to  encourage  the   appointment  of  Create  Columbus  Commissioners   on  strategically  selected  boards  and  commissions   to  provide  insight  and  represent  the  YP   community  in  spaces  where  YP  presence  is   lacking.     ConnecPng  Columbus  YP  Leaders  Through   Project  Buddy   Create  Columbus  Commissioner  ChrisGna   ChrisGan  started  Project  Buddy  in  2013  to  beWer   facilitate  opportuniGes  that  build  stronger   relaGonships  with  fellow  commissioners  and  YP   community  members  and  to  establish  more   effecGve  group  communicaGon  and  sharing  of   ideas.  To  date,  Project  Buddy  has  fostered   connecGon  and  relaGonships  between  more  than   25  YP  organizaGons  in  Columbus.  The  program   will  conGnue  in  2014.  To  learn  more  or  become   involved,  contact  Tyler  Durbin  at   info@CreateColumb.us.       Create  Columbus  Commission  Stakeholder   MeePng   The  Commission  will  hold  its  annual  meeGng  with   Mayor  Coleman  and  Council  President  Ginther  in   March.  The  full  commission  will  meet  with  the   stakeholders  to  discuss  the  previous  year’s  impact   and  to  finalize  strategic  direcGon  for  the  next  12   months.     Create  Columbus  Commission   Live  Commihee:  Focus  Group  Review  of  COTA’s   Transit  Network   In  January,  COTA  is  conducGng  a  review  of  its   transit  network,  the  Transit  System  Review.  The   TSR  will  look  at  how  COTA  serves  the  region,   including  its  network  structure,  technology     investment  plans  and  downtown  operaGons,  with   the  outcome  being  recommendaGons  for  changes   to  the  structure  of  its  network.  Several  Create   Columbus  Commissioners  will  be  parGcipaGng  in   various  sessions  throughout  January.       Grants:  2013  Create  Columbus  Grants  Program   Success  Reports  Due   In  February,  grant  status/progress  reports  will  be   due  to  the  CCC  from  the  8  community   organizaGons  that  received  funding  through  the   Create  Columbus  Grants  Program.  Each   community  organizaGon  has  a  CCC  liaison  that   will  communicate  with  the  commission  on   opportuniGes  to  conGnue  to  support  and  foster   the  mission  of  the  funded  iniGaGve.       Grants:  2014  Create  Columbus  Grants   ApplicaPon  Release   The  2014  Create  Columbus  Grants  Program  cycle   will  commence  on  February  28  with  the  release  of   the  grant  applicaGons.  In  addiGon  to  a  media  plan   to  support  the  program,  the  CCC  will  also  hold   two  grant  workshops.  To  sign  up  for  one  of  the   workshops,  contact  Robert  Bickis  at   grants@CreateColumb.us.       Tues.,  March  18,  6:00  –  8:00  PM  –  LocaGon  TBD*   Wed.,  April  9,  6:00  –  8:00  PM  –  LocaGon  TBD*     *Visit  CreateColumb.us/create-­‐columbus-­‐grants   for  informa:on.       Q4  2013  Quarterly  Report  |  16  
  17. 17. CONNECT  WITH  THE  CREATE  COLUMBUS   COMMISSION   Visit  our  website:  CreateColumb.us   hWp://Facebook.com/CreateColumbus     hWp://TwiWer.com/CreateColumbus     For  informaGon  regarding  the  2014  Create  Columbus  Grants  Program,  contact   Robert  Bickis  at  Grants@CreateColumb.us.     To  learn  more  about  serving  as  a  commissioner  with  the  Create  Columbus   Commission,  contact  Jordan  Davis  at  Membership@CreateColumb.us.     For  general  inquiries  regarding  the  Create  Columbus  Commission,  contact  Tyler   Durbin  at  Info@CreateColumb.us.   Create  Columbus  Commission   Q4  2013  Quarterly  Report  |  17  

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