If you missed this meeting, please watch it on YouTube!  It may have been the longest meeting of the year as the questions flowed for speaker Michael Wilkos of United Way of Central Ohio, who presented on central Ohio growth patterns and demographics, a presentation he has been working on for about 40 years! 

Michael Wilkos is Senior Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of Central Ohio.  His team develops strategies to invest in and improve our community.  Prior to his current role at United Way, Michael was Director of Community Research at The Columbus Foundation.  During his tenure at the Foundation he initiated and managed competitive grant-making to support holistic community revitalization in the Weinland Park neighborhood.  Throughout his career he has also led many initiatives to coordinate volunteers and funders in developing and implementing strategies supporting housing and community safety programs.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from The Ohio State University.  He has served on many boards including: United Neighborhood Centers of America, Columbus Landmarks Foundation and Columbus Neighborhood Design Center.

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