Government Spotlight: Smart Columbus and its Impact on Future Policymaking

  • When: August 15, 2017 at 7:30am - 9:00am
  • Where:

    The Athletic Club of Columbus
    136 East Broad Street
    Columbus, OH 43215

  • Event Type: Chamber  Government Relations  


Columbus competed against 77 cities nationwide to win the Smart City Challenge in 2016. With $40 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation, $10 million from Vulcan, Inc., and significant and increasing private sector contributions, the City aims to drive economic growth, provide increased access to jobs, become a world-class leader in logistics, and improve quality of life and environmental sustainability.

Government Spotlight aims to engage Chamber members in the legislative process by educating and informing of the impact of hot political issues of the day. This event will provide an update on the status of Smart Columbus and explore how changes in smart mobility will affect policymaking into the future.

Experts from the local, state and national levels are invited to shed light on a diverse, relevant range of topics.


Topic Experts

Moderator: Shannon Hardin, Columbus City Councilmember

Michael Stevens – Chief Innovation Officer, City of Columbus

Dennis Hirsch Professor of Law
                                  Faculty Director, Program on Data and Governance
                                  The Ohio State University – Michael E. Moritz College of Law

                                  Professor of Law
                                  Capital University Law School

Mary Jo Hudson – Of Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs
Audit Committee Chair, Columbus Board of Education

Ryan Houk – Smart City Program Management, AEP Ohio

To view the complete bios of our topic experts, click here


7:30 a.m.         Networking, registration & continental breakfast
8 – 9 a.m.         Government Spotlight program


$25 – Columbus Chamber Member Individual Ticket
$40 – Non-Member Individual Ticket
Ticket purchases are considered non-refundable. 


The Athletic Club parking lot is located on the east side of Fourth Street, between State and Broad Streets. The Ohio Statehouse Parking Garage is located within walking distance of the Athletic Club. Fees will range from $6 – $12 per vehicle.

For more information

Contact or 614-225-6946.

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