Stevens named Director of Columbus Department of Development

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther recently announced Michael Stevens, who has been the interim Director of the Columbus Department of Development since September 2019, will be the new permanent director, NBC4i.com reports. “Mike is particularly well positioned to manage the needs of our neighborhoods now and as we transition through the COVID-19 public health crisis into a time of economic recovery,” Mayor Ginther said in the article. Stevens has served as Chief Innovation Officer spearheading the Smart Columbus initiative since 2017. He said he looks forward to working with Development Department and city colleagues as well as community partners “as we respond to the economic impact of the COVID crisis, continue to address affordable housing, and develop a growth strategy that will fuel prosperity for all residents.” For more, read the full article.

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