February 2017
City News & Events
In This Issue
Upcoming Dates

Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 23 for the 2017 State of the City Presentation. This year's theme, "A New Day Turns into a Great Year," will highlight updates from Mayor Kneeland's 10-Point Plan, results from the Economic Development and GoForward Gahanna strategic plans and an overview of 2016 financial's. Click here for more details.

Spring into action with the new Spring/Summer Gateway, coming to your mailbox soon!

Get Involved - Join an Area Commission!

Mayor Kneeland is accepting applications for Gahanna's five area commissions. The purpose of these area commissions is to allow for more public involvement in decisions affecting commercial development, zoning, and economic development efforts throughout the city.  The deadline to submit an online application and letter of interest/resume is Monday, February 20, 2017.

Get Summer Ready at Camp Registration Day

Camp Registration Day is Saturday, February 25 from 9 a.m.- noon at Gahanna City Hall, 200 S. Hamilton Rd.  Register for camp on this day to receive early bird prices and make installment payments.
Coffee with Council - February 25, 2017

The community is invited to Coffee with Council on Saturday, February 25 at 9:30 am at Tim Hortons, 365 Agler Rd. 

Come meet your council members and participate in an informal discussion about your city. 
Economic Development Update

Currently, the Development Team has 17 active projects. Once completed, approximately 554 jobs will be created or retained and will yield $47 million in capital investments.  

For the month of January, the Development Team has completed two projects, creating 207 jobs, totally $1 million in capital investment for our city.

To learn more about the City's development efforts contact the Planning and Development Department at 614.342.4015 or development@gahanna.gov
Project Update - Ashmead Drive Street Infiltration 

Last Fall, the City of Gahanna completed the Ashmead Drive project. The project is an innovative stormwater
design that combines pervious pavement with underground storage chambers. 

Storm water runoff infiltrates the  chambers where it is stored and slowly released back into the receiving stream. This unique paving and technique help  to reduce flows into the Souder Ditch Creek which in turn reduce downstream bank erosion, the chance of flooding,  and enhances water quality.

New Payment Options Make Pool Memberships Even Better

Membership with Gahanna Aquatics gives pass holders access to BOTH of our public facilities - Gahanna Swimming Pool and Hunters Ridge Pool - and  free or reduced entry fees for more special events throughout the pool season.
Purchase before April 30 for special Early Bird rates!
Gahanna Art Spotlight - Said Lawal
Display and Art Sale

Throughout the month of February, vibrant art from Said Lawal will be featured in the lobby and second floor of Gahanna City Hall (200 S. Hamilton Rd.) during normal business hours and is available for purchase.

Said is an impressionist painter that describes his art as "the window into my heart and soul; the instrument that gives a journey into my sight."

Community News & Events
Gahanna Community Theater

The community is invited to attend the winter production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on February 17-19 at Gahanna Lincoln High School (140 S. Hamilton Road).

More than 60 talented performers, including fourth and fifth graders from Gahanna schools, will bring this musical to life. 

Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets contact 614.417.7445 or click here.
CVB Annual Breakfast Meeting

  Gahanna Ohio Convention & Visitors Bureau  will present its Annual Breakfast Meeting on Thursday,  February 23 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at  La Navona (154 N. Hamilton Road). 

The theme of this year's event is Performing with Purpose and will feature The Ohio State University Director of Athletics Gene Smith as the keynote speaker.  

Tickets are on sale now, and seats are limited. To purchase tickets contact the Gahanna Ohio Convention & Visitors Bureau at 614.418.9114.



Volunteer Spotlight: Gahanna Kiwanis

Founded on October 1, 1960, the Gahanna Kiwanis Club has proudly served the community for more than 50 years.  Much like their fellow 700,000 members and 8,500 clubs worldwide, the Gahanna Kiwanis Club is comprised of local men and women dedicated to creating positive change for children and the community at large.

Since its inception, the Gahanna Kiwanis have engaged in meaningful community service through projects and partners including the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, Gahanna Senior Center, and Meals on Wheels just to name a few.

Click here to learn more about the Gahanna Kiwanis and get involved!

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