2023 Columbus Regional Impact Ohio

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Columbus Metropolitan Library
96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215


Join us for this information-packed conference, attendees will hear first-hand from experts on current policy and political activities and have an opportunity to network and participate in Q&A.

Please feel free to contact Lindsey Perkins with any questions at (614) 629-0911.


Event Agenda 


8:30 AM               CONFERENCE WELCOME

8:45 AM               PANEL: Meeting Central Ohio’s Housing Needs

  • Moderator: Lark Mallory, President and CEO for the Affordable Housing Trust for Columbus and Franklin County
  • Erin Prosser, Assistant Director of Housing Strategies for the City of Columbus
  • Carlie Boos, Executive Director of the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio
  • Jon Melchi, Building Industry Association of Central Ohio

9:45 AM               PANEL: The Future of Childcare in Ohio

  • Moderator: Amelia Robinson, Opinion and Community Engagement Editor, The Columbus Dispatch
  • Lynanne Gutierrez, Esq., Chief Operating & Policy Officer, Groundwork Ohio
  • Kara Wente, Director, Ohio Department of Children and Youth.
  • Rep. Andrea White

10:45 AM            PANEL: Connecting With Our Refugee and Immigrant Communities to Meet Workforce Needs

  • Moderator: Kelly Fuller, Vice President of Talent & Workforce Development, Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  • Tariq Mohamed, Director of Refugee Social Services, Jewish Family Services
  • Diane Linton, Director of Philanthropic Engagement, Riverview International Center

11:45 AM            LUNCH: Fireside Chat with Mayor Ginther

  • Led by Colleen Marshall, Anchor, NBC4 WCMH-TV

12:45 PM            CLOSING REMARKS

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