Interest in The Big Table, a new civic conversation project set for Aug. 30, has far surpassed expectations, organizers at the Columbus Foundation said this week. They recently developed a host toolkit — available for download from the foundation’s website — to help guide what likely will be hundreds of discussions.
What are you talking about this week? On Wednesday, more than 5,000 Columbus-area residents are expected to participate in at least 500 conversations to be held across the region as part of the Columbus Foundation’s “Big Table.”
Amy Stearns Acton, MD, and Matthew Martin will join The Columbus Foundation and serve as officers in the Community Research and Grants Management department. Dr. Acton and Martin bring extensive community experience and research backgrounds that will support the Foundation’s grantmaking and initiatives—with special emphasis in the areas of public health and neighborhood revitalization.
Understanding the health and vitality of the Columbus region is integral to defining priorities and shaping policies that strengthen and improve our community. In the seventh edition of Benchmarking Central Ohio, The Columbus Foundation looks across a spectrum of metrics measuring community health to understand how the central Ohio region stacks up to comparable metros areas.
Today, The Columbus Foundation was part of a group of private and public partners who came together today to announce an incredible collaborative effort that will help address critical affordable housing needs.