Michael B. Coleman '80
Mayor, Columbus, Ohio
Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman took office on January 1, 2000. Since then, he has actively worked to change the way the City of Columbus partners with community leaders, residents, and businesses to build safe, strong neighborhoods, deliver basic services, and attract jobs.
Some of Mayor Coleman's accomplishments include implementing a 10-year business plan for creating a more vibrant downtown, launching the "Neighborhood Pride" program, creating and funding the Columbus Urban Growth Corporation, creating Columbus' first Office of Education and launching several health education efforts.
Mayor Coleman earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1977 and his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1980. Prior to becoming mayor, he served as a Columbus City Council member (1992-99) and as president of Columbus City Council (1997-99).