Welcome and General SessionAugust 9, 2017
9:00AM - 9:10AM
Since first elected to the Franklin County Board of Commissioners in November 2008, John O’Grady has worked to make Franklin County one of the best communities in the nation for living, visiting and doing business.
As Commissioner, John has assumed leadership roles in economic development initiatives such as the investment in a sustainable financing model for Nationwide Arena, the re-development of the Westside near the new Hollywood Casino, and the creation of the Franklin County Infrastructure Works program, a revolving loan program for local infrastructure projects and one of three key pillars in the County’s Smart Works suite of economic development programs. He also supported the County’s economic development team in creating the Workforce Training Grant Program (WIT-G), and since the creation of WIT-G, the Commissioners have approved grants for seven companies resulting in the creation of over 1,100 new jobs and job training for over 2,100 individuals.