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Welcome to the 108th ICMA Annual Conference

On behalf of the Ohio City/County Management Association and our Conference Host Committee, thank you for joining us in Columbus/Franklin County for the 108th Annual ICMA Conference. We’re thrilled you’re here!

Columbus is the 14th largest city in the country and the fastest-growing city in the Midwest. You’ll love exploring the place that is known as one of the nation’s most creative, innovative and up-and-coming destinations. Celebrated for its incredible arts, entertainment, fashion and culinary offerings, exciting collegiate and professional sports teams and spectacular sprawling green space on the Scioto Mile downtown riverfront, Columbus/Franklin County has something for everyone.

Our Host Committee Members, 300+ volunteers and Certified Tourism Ambassadors will be present throughout the convention center, host hotel lobbies and Downtown Columbus. If you have a question, need directions or are looking for a suggestion … this energetic and committed team is ready to assist.

We invite you to join us throughout the conference in the Host Committee Lounge, located in the main hallway, as we showcase some of the best that Columbus/Franklin County has to offer…and yes, of course, we’ll have coffee, tea and snacks too! Photos with Brutus Buckeye, performances by the West African Dance Institute, live aerosol art with Lance Johnson, and a visit from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium’s animal ambassadors are among the attractions.

And at the Arnold Plaza, just outside the Convention Center’s main High Street doors, you’ll get a chance to leave a bit of yourself and take a piece of Columbus/Franklin County home with you. Be a part of the art, and help paint our signature “One with US” mural designed by local street artist Miss Birdy, customize a t-shirt with Franklinton Press or DIY a personalized leather keychain with Makers Social.

The Host Committee Lounge showcases, food, beverages and Arnold Plaza participatory activities are all compliments of our Ohio Host Committee Sponsors. We sincerely thank them and encourage you to acknowledge our sponsor signage in the Host Committee Lounge, the Arnold Plaza and on the back of this letter.

On behalf of Team Ohio…we are thankful the world made the choice to be one with US in 2022.

R. Thomas Homan, ICMA-CM Host Committee Co-chair
City of Delaware City Manager

Charlotte Colley
Host Committee Co-chair Miami County Administrator

Robert Fowler
OCMA President
City Manager, City of Norton