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Stepping Out Downtown

Election Day Mail-in Deadline

Apr 28, 2020

Following current concerns about the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), places of gathering have been closed statewide including bars and restaurants. Carry-out is available while adhering to social distancing procedures.

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Library closed, but E-books still available

Approx. Apr 30, 2020

In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), all 41 Library locations are closed to the public until further notice (effective Friday March 14). Library leadership will be assessing the closure on a weekly basis.

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Be Sure to See…

Help Stop Panhandling. Cincinnati has a very detailed law controlling panhandling. See how it protects you. Additionally, here is a helpful brochure on how you, your neighbors and your colleagues can make change without providing spare change.

Secure Your Vehicle. Learn more about how you can better secure your vehicle with this downloadable brochure from the Cincinnati Police Department.

Don’t Miss Today…

DRC Monthly Meeting
CANCELED Apr 14, 2020
Tower Room, Public Library more…

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Membership has its benefits! A growing number of downtown merchants offer discounts to DRC members. See our current list. Why not join today?

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Meet Our Board Nominees

Teri Boland
I have a long history with Cincinnati starting with my great grandfather who moved from Germany to own a bar in downtown. After moving to the CBD area from the West Side, I have enjoyed walking the different neighborhoods of the city thinking of my ancestors doing the same.

I worked at the Carew Tower selling communications after the divestiture of AT&T and Cincinnati Bell. This is the time that planted the seed for my love and appreciation of the downtown area. After I left this position, I sold real estate until my retirement.

I have also worked on other boards, the most recent being my neighborhood in Destin, Florida. I also volunteer at the Visitor Center as a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) and also usher at the Shakespeare Theatre.

The Downtown Residents Council was one of the first organizations that were recommended to me for joining after my move here. It has been a wealth of information about how our city has evolved, but yet has been able to keep its personality of the past. The members are wonderful and I look forward to spending time each month exchanging ideas. If elected to the board, I would like to spend my time and energy with the DRC making Cincinnati even more wonderful and appreciated by those that have a desire to become part of the future.

Hank Davis
I’m a proud Cincinnatian whose ancestors immigrated from Germany to Over-the-Rhine in the 1840’s. I have lived here all of my 36 years, growing up in the Clifton area and graduating from the University of Cincinnati where I played football. After college, I started working at CBRE at the corner of Fifth and Main downtown. In 2016 I moved to 621 Main Street (the former Ft. Washington Hotel). A month later I changed companies, moving to Cushman & Wakefield at the corner of Fourth and Main. Besides being a member of the Downtown Residents Council, I have been involved with Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. (now under the umbrella of 3CDC) serving as the Northeast Sector leader. In that role, I gather and express concerns from my residential area to be addressed by public officials and agencies.

Downtown and OTR have come a long way since I started spending consistent time in the Central Business District 13 years ago. I am hopeful that the future will bring even more positive changes with additional businesses and residents relocating downtown. Cincinnati is an amazing town with extensive historical value, multiple Fortune 500 companies, two professional sports teams, and a great arts scene. I see much potential ahead of us.

My interest in serving the DRC Board lies, in large part, in widening the membership to better represent the different age groups, races, and economic classes of downtown residents. This will ultimately result in a downtown that works best for all residents and visitors. I firmly believe that people desire a sense of community. Growing the DRC into a larger community will encourage people to remain as downtown residents while attracting suburbanites to move downtown. Downtown is a great place in which to live, work and play but I believe that we have room to improve. Through my serving on the DRC Board, I hope to help make that happen.

Tricia Hanover Lynn Fills Board Vacancy

I raised our two sons in Wilmington, Ohio, which is 50 miles north of Cincinnati. We would frequently drive to Cincinnati for dinners, theater, ballgames, and shopping. Loved Cincinnati then and love it now!
I worked as the SVP of Compliance and Audit for National Bank and Trust Company, which was purchased by Peoples Bank of Marietta Ohio. With no desire to move to Marietta, I took the Compliance Director position with First Financial Bank. We moved from Wilmington to Cincinnati and rented at One Lytle Place, living there from September 2014 to October 2016. We joined DRC shortly after moving to One Lytle by meeting several of the DRC board members and members through introductions by co-workers and friends. In 2017, we purchased a condominium and are close to all things downtown we all know and enjoy!
I am currently the Chief Auditor for North Side Bank and Trust Company. I also serve on the board of the Tri-State League of Financial Institutions.
As a member, I would enjoy serving on the board of DRC, specifically serving as the Treasurer. I want to help continue the momentum the current board has created with the growth of the membership and encourage new members to join us. This board has increased the sharing of critical information, which affects all of us who live in the downtown area, providing us insight to new developments, encouraging DRC members to seize opportunities to volunteer and this board has an unfaltering dedication to improving our lives living in downtown Cincinnati. I want to be part of the DRC mission to enhance our quality of life in a vibrant downtown!

Our Downtown on the Move

Downtown Cincinnati is now home to over 6,000 residents (over 15,000 in the greater market area, which includes OTR, Pendleton and the West End), with more arriving every month as new condos and apartment homes are completed. The Downtown Residents Council works to develop a community atmosphere, conducts projects to improve the quality of life, and voices concerns of residents at City Hall.

We work closely with the Police Department on safety issues and 3CDC on development and promotion efforts.

Help the Police Keep an Eye on Crime

Capt. Doug Wiesman, Commander of the Central Business Section, is asking that any Downtown resident or business owner who wishes to register their external cameras may now do so with the Police Department. This will help the police investigate crimes or suspect activity that may happen within view of the camera. All information will be kept in strictest confidence. To participate, please follow the link below and feel free to share it.

Help Us Stop Graffiti! Call it in!
If you see graffiti on a building, sidewalk, rack, etc. please help us get rid of it ASAP. The longer graffiti stays up, the greater the invitation for more. Please contact 3CDC Safe and Clean Manager David Vissman when you see graffiti. David will dispatch a team to photograph it, report it to the police and remove it. David’s number is 8598-866-5224.

Ambassador Hotline. To contact a 3CDC Safe and Clean Ambassador, call their hotline at: 513-623-3429. In an emergency, always call 911.

Paving the Way

Moving around downtown safely is an issue that a lot of residents are concerned with. If you think a sidewalk is in poor condition and a possible trip hazard, the best way to report the problem is to use the City’s Citizen Service Request options. That includes calling 513.591.6000, visiting www.5916000.com, or using the Fix It Cincy! app on a smart phone.