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Virtual Team Meeting

Special Events

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Community Visioning Session

When: May 8, 2024

Time: 6:00 - 7:30

Where: The Avalon Theatre

               121 South Main Street, Marysville

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Complete Survey before May 3

Central Ohio—and Union County in particular—continues to be attractive as a place to live and invest. Our challenge is to balance our welcoming values with shaping thoughtful, respectful growth. The leaders of the community are keenly interested in your thoughts and perspectives. Together, let’s discuss our future and the community we would like to shape…for ourselves and future generations.

Betsy Goldstein

When: June 11, 2024

Time: 6:30 - 7:30

Where: The Avalon Theatre

               121 South Main Street, Marysville

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Marysville East and Silos Water and Light District

When: September 17, 2024

Time: 6:30 - 7:30

Where: The Avalon Theatre

               121 South Main Street, Marysville

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State of Ohio Update - Steve Stivers

When: October 29, 2024

Time: 6:30 - 7:30

Where: The Avalon Theatre

               121 South Main Street, Marysville

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Understanding the Growth and Prosperity

of Union County & Marysville

Dr. Bill Lafayette from Regionomics discussed the impact of growth in our community and the prosperity we've seen with the changes in Union County and Marysville. Additionally, a panel of Young Professionals spoke about their experiences with choosing to make Union County their home. 

Stillwater Farms - Overview of the

Development and Economic Impact

Scott Mallory from Highland Real Estate Group discussed the development in Marysville called Stillwater Farms. 

What is Economic Development

and Housing Discussion

Economic Development Update for Union County and Marysville. Jon Melchi from the BIA and William Murdock from MORPC give an update on the housing crisis facing our community and a Economic Development update of the central Ohio region. 

How a Local Economy Works and Why Attracting and Retaining Industry Matters

Bill Fruth from POLICOM discusses the economy of Union County and how the economic factors of housing, industrial, and commercial growth play into the community. 


Why are Union County and Marysville

Attractive for Growth and Prosperity?

Spence Fisher, Executive Vice President from Memorial Health moderates a panel discussion of developers that have invested in Marysville and Union County. Joining Spence at the Avalon Theatre is Matt Callahan from Pulte, Bart Barok from Rockford Development, and Joe Thomas from Metro Development. In this event, you will hear why housing affordability and housing supply are at the forefront of discussion when it comes to growth in the community.

School Panel Discussion on Growth in School Districts and City of Marysville Infrastructure Update

Jeremy Hoyt, Public Service Director for the City of Marysville, gives an update on the planning and investments that the city has made in roadway, water, and wastewater infrastructure to prepare for the growth. Rich Baird from North Union School District and Lou Kramer from London City Schools talk about how the evolution of communities and growth effect their respective school districts. Join us, invite a friend, share with your network!  We want to encourage dialogue about growth  and prosperity and what it means for our community. Come be part of the conversation! 

Importance of Growth to Local Businesses Panel Discussion

Listen to our business panel discussion, focused on what a growing community means for our local and small businesses. This panel was moderated by Hanna Brown from Memorial Health. Joining Hanna is Bruce Daniels from Honda of Marysville and Leon's Garage, Chad Hoffman from Richwood Bank, and Beth Sanders from LifeBio. 


With their diverse background and experience in the community, you don't want to miss this enlightening discussion! 


Workforce Challenges in the Community

Tune in for an industry leader panel discussion, focused on how workforce challenges effect our businesses and community organizations. On the panel is Brian Beard, Vice President of Honda Logistics of North America, Kristine Ernst, Senior Manager of Human Resources at Nestle R&D, and Adham Schirg, Superintendent of Fairbanks Local School District. Joining the panel is moderator Beth Sanders, CEO of LifeBio.


Importance of Housing and

Economic Development

This session is focused on what local growth and economic development means to the region and state. How our community approaches growth effects more than just the people and businesses within Union County.


Lydia Mihalik is the director of the Ohio Department of Development, and spoke about state level discussions of growth and development effect our community.


Kenny McDonald from One Columbus and the Columbus Partnership joined Director Mihalik to discuss the regional perspective and how together as a region we work to thrive and prosper.

Smart Growth Strategies for Community Success

What does it mean for a community to have Smart Growth strategies? Tune into the final event in the speaker series with Guests Jamie Green.


. Jamie is Principal at Planning NEXT, and has lead the charge on FRAMEWORK, an initiative focused on aligning 15 jurisdictions within the 260 square miles of Licking County, as a response to the Intel investment.

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