Photos From the Compact's 15th Anniversary and Celebration of the Successful Conclusion of the Enterprise Community and Empowerment Zone Designations


The Compact was pleased to host its 15th Year Anniversary Celebration of the Successful Wind-Up of the Enterprise Community ("EC") and Empowerment Zone ("EZ") designations.

The event, on March 10th at the King Arts Center, attracted more than 230 stakeholders and partners, and allowed the Compact to say "Thank You" to our many, many friends who worked so effectively to make a difference in the EC/EZ.

In attendance were Mayor Michael B. Coleman; City Council Members Charleta Tavares, Herschel Craig, and Priscilla Tyson; City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer; State Representatives Tracy Maxwell Heard and Carlton Weddington; HUD Ohio Office Director Jorgelle Lawson; HUD Ohio Office Assistant Director Tom Leach; Mark Bell of Congressman Patrick Tiberi's Office; and representatives of Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks. 

The Compact Board of Directors and Staff thanks all the partners and stakeholders in the Columbus EC/EZ initiative.  The "Keeping the Promise" Commemorative Poster of the 10-Year initiative is available at Compact offices, and is ideal for framing and permanent display on partner office walls as a recognition of this massive community mobilization and effort to improve our central city.