Entries by Niel Jurist

City of Gahanna Receives GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 6th Consecutive Year

Award presented to entities that meet the highest principles of governmental budget For the sixth consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has presented the City of Gahanna with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2019 budget.  The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and represents a significant achievement […]

Text-to-911 Now Available in Franklin County

After more than two years of work and cooperation between Franklin County and its jurisdictions, Franklin County residents can now send text messages to 911 dispatchers. “Having been involved in this initiative since the 1980s I am very excited to see Text-to-911 come to fruition.  Thanks to the efforts of the Gahanna Division of Police […]

Columbus Neighborhoods: Big Walnut Country Club

Did you know that Gahanna was once home to the Big Walnut Country Club, one of the first African American country clubs in the nation? Established in the 1920s, this county club was a place African Americans could enjoy recreational activities such as golf, dinners, pageants, and conferences.  Thanks to research provided by the Gahanna Historical […]

Ohio Means Jobs to Host Meetings in Gahanna to Share Resources for Job Seekers

As part of Mayor Kneeland’s commitment to workforce development, the City will be promoting various events and activities to help connect Gahanna residents with resources and job opportunities. Ohio Means Jobs will be hosting informational meetings at the Gahanna Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 310 Granville St. From 9 – 11 am on the following dates: Tuesday, […]

Gahanna Among Those Communities Recognized by MORPC for Leading on Sustainability

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has certified five local governments as the first set of Sustainable2050 communities to achieve an elevated status for their actions to promote sustainability. Sustainable2050 is a program that supports communities’ sustainability efforts through direct technical assistance, collaboration, and recognition. Each member’s tier status is determined by the number of […]

Take the PUP Pledge and Help Us Protect Our Waterways

Did you know that during rain events, dog poop left on the ground can wash away through the sewer systems and end up in our lakes and rivers, polluting our freshwater supplies? The water that goes through these storm sewer systems is not treated, so what goes into a drain exits into our waterways. The […]

Report a Pothole

The City of Gahanna is responsible for maintaining residential streets, and portions of major arterials. To report a pothole or damage on a city-maintained roadway click here. You may also contact the Department of Public Service & Engineering at 614.342.4005.  

City Buzzing with Enthusiasm for Bee City Projects

Original story by Marla Kuhlman, ThisWeek Community News The buzz around Gahanna is that the city is officially a “Bee City USA.” Gahanna landed the status after city council voted to pursue the program that helps communities recognize the importance of pollinators. Residents can expect to see a variety of initiatives, including the installation and […]

Social Media Guide

Whether you are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube, you can join the conversation about the City of Gahanna and our community. Below are a few guidelines to be mindful of when posting on the City’s social media platforms: In order to maintain a respectful interaction on the City’s social media platforms, we encourage all […]