Ohio Mayors Alliance Foundation
The Ohio Mayors Alliance Foundation is advancing policy priorities that bring communities and leaders together, ensure a high quality of life for our citizens, and strengthen the economic vibrancy of our communities and our state. Consider the crucial role that cities play in reducing climate change, increasing economic mobility, improving policing practices, addressing racial justice, and promoting local innovation. Mayors can have significant impacts on these issues. By working together with a coalition of Republican and Democratic mayors in Ohio’s 30 largest cities, those impacts can be profound and extend well beyond our cities.
The Ohio Mayors Alliance Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that supports our mayors as they establish a common set of priorities, share best practices, and lift up their collective voices to advocate for their cities and their constituents. The Ohio Mayors Alliance Foundation serves as an important vehicle to foster this collaboration and maximize the potential impacts that mayors can have when they work together.
Federal Resources Collaboration Lab
ARP funds provided to cities have not only provided budget stability, but they have also created opportunities for transformational change in our communities. With grant funding from the Joyce Foundation, we have been supporting our cities through the Federal Resources Collaboration Lab as they consider ways to best utilize these once-in-a-generation federal resources.
In partnership with the Joyce Foundation
Educational Attainment and Civic Learning
Beginning with the Mayors Educational Attainment Summit in 2018, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we have been working to support Ohio’s educational attainment goal. We’re currently working with Dayton Learn to Earn and the Kettering Foundation on ways cities and schools can strengthen democracy and work together to promote citizenship and civic learning to our students.
In partnership with Dayton Learn to Earn and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Fiscal Impacts of Remote Working
Remote working has the potential to impact municipal tax revenue in cities large and small across Ohio because municipal income tax is paid in the city where the work is performed. With support from the George Gund Foundation, we developed an economic impact analysis and continue to monitor the potential impacts to our cities’ budgets. We also launched an education campaign called Strong Cities for a Stronger Ohio to promote the importance of protecting the fiscal health of our cities.
In partnership with the George Gund Foundation
Supporting Sustainable and Resilient Cities
We have been supporting a partnership with Power a Clean Future Ohio, which promotes sustainable cities and helps local governments reduce carbon emissions throughout Ohio by tailoring policy recommendations to the city’s resource levels and desired goals. Earlier this year, PCFO released a research report on the potential costs to local governments to address issues related to climate change.
In partnership with the Energy Foundation
The Ohio Mayors Alliance Foundation is led by a bipartisan group of former state and local leaders. Keary McCarthy serves as the Executive Director of both the Ohio Mayors Alliance Foundation and the Ohio Mayors Alliance.
Former Ohio Governor
Michael B. Coleman
Former Columbus Mayor
Former Cleveland Mayor