City Ombudsman Launch Recap

What a night! On a beautiful Friday night in April, more than 70 friends, ranging from newest to nearest, joined at People’s Liberty for the official Launch of City Ombudsman. We toasted the now-live digital portion, explained more about the project, ate Swedish fish and tattooed guests to help everyone learn to spell “ombudsman.”


Big thanks to everyone who attended. I cannot thank you enough for your support and interest in the City Ombudsman project.

Pictured to the right is the moment when designer Olivia Bruner pushed the button to make the project public. Now that the platform is operating, the purpose of the project comes into focus – answering your questions and telling your stories about solving local quality-of-life issues.

One of the things that excites me about this project is that it’s the first online independent Ombudsman platform, as far as I can tell. One of the best parts of the launch party, however, was the chance to gather and introduce new people. It's a good reminder that the project will be best if it develops into a way to connect us all. 

There is another chance soon to get tatted up and learn more about the project. City Ombudsman is taking over the Findlay Market Biergarten on Thursday, May 17, for “The Ombudsman Is In” night. Please join me from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to talk about the project and your specific qualify-of-life issues, enjoy some fine beer and have fun.