City News & Events - April 2018
In This Issue
Upcoming Dates

April 16, 2018
7 p.m.

April 21, 2018
9 a.m.

April 22, 2018
1 p.m.

April 23, 2018
6 p.m.

7 p.m.

April 25, 2018
7 p.m.

April 27, 2018
10:30 a.m.

April 28, 2018
10 a.m. 

April 29 -May 5, 2018

May 3, 2018
4:30 p.m.

May 5, 2018
8 a.m.

12 p.m.

May 6 - 12, 2018

May 7, 2018
May 9, 2018
7 p.m.

May 11, 2018
6:30 p.m.

May 12, 2018
9 a.m.

May 14, 2018
Council Committee Meeting
7 p.m.

May 17, 2018
6:30 p.m.

2018 Spring/Summer Gateway



Let your adventure begin with the 2018 Spring/Summer Gateway! 

The new guide is now available to download from our website!


Planning & Development Updates

 
Currently, the Planning & Development Department has 13 active projects. Once completed, approximately 276 jobs will be created or retained and the projects will yield $32 million in capital investments. 
 
For 2018, four projects have been completed. These projects are estimated to create or retain 80 jobs and yield $11 million in capital investments.
 
To learn more about the City of Gahanna's development efforts, contact the Planning & Development Department at 614.342.4015 or email  development@gahanna.gov . 
 

City Launches New Workforce Resource Page

One of the most common challenges businesses face in today's competitive workforce is the ability to attract and retain talent.

Last month, during the 2018 State of the City Address, Mayor Kneeland unveiled a new workforce resource page on the City's website.

The new resource page features jobs available with the City of Gahanna and jobs with Gahanna businesses and in the Columbus Region.

Mayor Kneeland's workforce development initiative is part of a joint partnership between the City, Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools, Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce and Eastland-Fairfield Career Center to address workforce development and recruitment initiatives. In undertaking this effort, the City is helping Gahanna residents find great jobs and support local area businesses seeking to attract top talent.

Celebrate Earth Day with Parks & Rec

Get outside and celebrate Earth Day this April with Gahanna Parks & Recreation!

Beginning Wednesday, April 18 - Wednesday, April 25, join in on a scavenger hunt powered by Amaze Escape Games to explore 138 acres of woodlands, trails and creek way between Woodside Green and Academy Parks. Find clues and earn points to prevail as the Earth Day Hunt Champions.
 
Then, join the department on Sunday, April 22 at 1 p.m. at Woodside Green Park, 340 Camrose Ct., to assist in building a new natural play area for the community to enjoy. Both events are supported by the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation.
 
 
Gahanna Residential Paper Shred & Electronic Recycle  Event

Join us for the Gahanna Residential Paper Shred and Electronic Recycling Event on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 9 a.m. - noon in the parking lot of Gahanna City Hall, 200 S. Hamilton Rd.  
 
Gahanna residents can drop off their family and household records for shredding, computers and other electronic devices for recycling.

GRIN (Gahanna Residents in Need) will be onsite collecting canned goods, non-perishable food, toiletries and monetary donations during the event. Meal soups and beef stew are particularly in high demand for the April drive. GRIN cannot accept expired items.
 
Volunteers are still needed for this event. To volunteer, click here. For more information about this event including FAQ's, click here
 
 
NationalNational Small Business Week
April 29 - May 5, 2018

Show your support for Gahanna's Small Businesses by shopping with them during National Small Business Week  April 29 - May 5, 2018.

Small Business Week is a time designated to recognize the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

From local restaurants to the paint store down the street, small businesses help ensure that our local economies stay strong and vibrant.

Show your support and join us for #SmallBusinessWeek and #ShopSmall at the Gahanna businesses you love!
Register for the New Cinco de Mayo Glow Run

Enjoy Creekside Park with Gahanna Parks & Recreation for the Cinco De Mayo Glow Run for an evening of fun, exercise, music and laughs on Saturday, May 5 at 8:30 p.m. at Creekside Park, 117 Mill St.
 
The route will utilize the Creekside area including trails along the Big Walnut Creek. The path will be illuminated with glow sticks for safety. The fun will continue with post-race events and specials at Creekside District restaurants with live music, fun and dancing.
 
The event is presented by Toyota Direct and supported by the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation.
 
Senior Center Ice Cream Social & Advisory  Committee Election

Join the Gahanna Senior Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd. on Wednesday, May 9 at 1 p.m. for its annual Ice Cream Social and Advisory Committee Election.

The event will feature live music, ice cream and an opportunity for members to network and prospective members to learn more about active senior programs. The event is FREE and open to the public. 

For more information about this event or about the Gahanna Senior Center, call 614.342.4265 or visit their website
Celebrate All Things Herbal with the Herb Center

Spend an evening with friends mingling among the herbs in support of the Ohio Herb Education Center on Friday, May 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the newest event to the Herb Week line-up, Herbs in the Alley, at 110 Mill St. Local herbalists, who have taken their love of herbs and created a variety of artisan goods, will have their items displayed for purchase. Strike up a conversation about their favorite herbs, and discover the secrets of their techniques. Local wineries and a food truck will also be on hand.

Continue the herbal celebration at Herb Day on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Creekside Plaza, 117 Mill St. Join speakers Luke Messinger, Aniko Zala, Janell Baran and others for a day packed with free herbal knowledge to grow and use your own herbs.

 
Coffee with Council

The community is invited to attend Coffee with Council on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Donatos Pizza, 1391 E. Johnstown Road.

Come meet your council members and participate in an informal discussion about our city.

 
Community News & Events


Seasonal Job Fair


Looking for seasonal help?  Be a part of the Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce's (GACC) Seasonal Job Fair  on Friday, April 27, 2018.
 
The job fair will take place from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the gymnasium at Gahanna Lincoln High School, 140 S. Hamilton Rd.

This event is expected to attract Gahanna high school students eager to find summer jobs.  

To be a part of the GACC's job fair or for more information, click here.
Cleaner Green Gahanna

Interested in keeping Gahanna beautiful? The community is invited to participate in Make Gahanna Yours' annual community clean-up day, Cleaner Greener Gahanna. Join your friends and neighbors on April 28, 2018, from 10 a.m. - noon to help pick up litter throughout the city.

To sign up to participate or for more details about this event, click here.
Neighborhood Assist Program

The community is invited to attend a round table meeting on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Gahanna City Hall (200 S. Hamilton Rd.) to learn about grants available through State Farm's Neighborhood Assist program. 

The Neighborhood Assist program helps provide support through a grant to make communities safer, stronger and smarter.

The deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 20, 2018. 

Click here to RSVP to the upcoming round table meeting and  here to find out more about State Farm's Neighborhood Assist program.
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