Meetings and Events

The power of the Ohio Mayors Alliance comes from convening leaders from around the state and beyond to share ideas, best practices and experiences on issues that are affecting Ohioans every day. Together, we have the power to enact real change at the local level. Below are some of the meetings we hold throughout the year. If you are interested in sponsoring an event or want to learn more about attending please contact Katherine Liming.

December Membership Meeting

December 6, 2018

At our Mayors Winter Meeting in Dublin, Ohio we discussed our policy priorities for 2019 and released our annual report for 2018. We were also joined by Governor-elect DeWine and Lt. Governor-elect Husted to discuss policy priorities for our cities and the challenges and opportunities of Ohio’s cities. Additionally, we were joined by Rose Simmons, U.S. Census Bureau, to talk about local efforts for the 2020 Census and Rick Jacobs, Accelerator for America, to talk about investment in Opportunity Zones. Dr. Greg Browning and Steve Campbell also gave a presentation to the mayors on local infrastructure needs.

Ohio Mayoral Educational Attainment Summit

September 10, 2018

Mayors, education and business leaders from across the state gathered in Columbus to discuss how Ohio will reach its big goal: By 2025, 65% of Ohioans, ages 25-64 will have a degree, certificate, or other postsecondary workforce credential of value in the workplace. As the nature of work in Ohio changes, how can Ohio’s communities adapt to ensure a strong workforce and a nationally competitive economy?

July Membership Meeting

July 19, 2018

The Ohio Mayors Alliance used this quarterly membership meeting to release its Mayors’ Recommendations Report for Ohio’s next governor. We also invited the Nationwide Foundation to give a presentation on the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance, of which OMA is now a partner. We were joined by special guests, Mayor Stephen K Benjamin, City of Columbia and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh, City of Boston. Along with the release of our Recommendations Report, we released a joint report with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Ohio Metro Economies: GMP and Job Growth. This report highlights the vital role Ohio’s metro economies play on the overall health of the state’s economy.

Mayors & Lawmakers Luncheon

March 13, 2018

Since it’s formation in 2016, the Ohio Mayors Alliance has hosted a Mayors & Lawmakers Luncheon. This unique event brings together Ohio’s big city mayors with Ohio House and Senate members from across the state. At our first luncheon in 2017, we focused on the importance of community partnerships. The following year, we highlighted the challenges and opportunities of Ohio’s cities. We look forward to the next Mayors & Lawmakers Luncheon and continuing to help Ohio’s state and local leaders builder stronger partnerships.