Mayor Coleman Announces Neighborhood Pride’s 14th Season

mayor michael colemanA new season is gearing up for Neighborhood Pride, the City’s initiative to engage residents, businesses and volunteers to clean-up, fix-up, beautify and strengthen residential areas.

In addition to the streets being swept, potholes filled, catch basins inspected and repaired, Neighborhood Pride week hosts a variety of community events including a Neighborhood Safety Academy on Tuesday night, a Community Bike Ride on Wednesday night and Mayor Coleman’s Community Night on Thursday Night. A Bicycle Safety Festival will be held at the neighborhood Elementary school and select students will be chosen to participate in the Neighborhood Pride Talent Search.

The 2013 Neighborhood Pride Areas are:

Easthaven Pride Week
June 24- 28

Kenmore Park Pride Week
July 22- 26

Fifth by Northwest Pride Week
September 23 – 27

Reeb-Hosack Steelton Village Hungarian Village Pride Week
October 21 – 25

Neighborhood Pride is a partnership between residents and the City of Columbus, created by Mayor Coleman in 2000, spurring City Departments to bring a wide variety of coordinated neighborhood services into specific areas for a week. In Pride’s first thirteen years, more than 2,059 streetlights have been repaired, 1,245 tons of bulk trash has been picked up, 26,704 catch basins inspected, and 7,640 fire hydrants painted during Pride weeks. Since 2003, the Neighborhood Pride Bicycle Safety Festival has educated over 25,000 children about bicycle safety and given away over 24,000 free bicycle safety helmets.

On August 3rd, Neighborhood Pride and Franklin County Children’s Services will present Mayor Coleman’s Block Party at the Columbus Commons from 10am-3pm. This family friendly event will feature food, fun, and wellness demonstrations.

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