College Hill Forum partnerships keep our neighborhood safe, clean and vibrant
Quality of Life:
The Forum’s Quality of Life Team initiated an award-winning project to improve blighted properties, reduce litter and crime, and encourage housing code enforcement in our neighborhood. Working with the Building and Inspections Department of the City of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Police Department and other City departments, the Quality of Life Team has made great progress in improving the health, safety and livability of the College Hill community through education about and compliance with standards as set forth by the City of Cincinnati’s ordinances.
City Administration and Cincinnati City Council:
Members of the Forum communicate regularly with the Mayor, members of Cincinnati City Council, and city departments to inform them of our most important issues, needs and concerns. By working with other College Hill organizations toward common goals, our community has been successful in securing Council support and City funding for numerous College Hill projects, including Pedestrian Safety, Streetscape, Gateways, land acquisition, development funding and more.
College Hill Community Watchdog: The Forum monitors and reports proposed developments, zoning issues and development plans to the membership so residents and business owners can evaluate developments that may impact our community.
Cincinnati Police Department:
The Forum has a strong partnership with Cincinnati Police District 5. Our Citizens on Patrol program that puts “eyes and ears on the street” is one of the oldest and most active in the city. We work with other College Hill organizations, to develop and implement crime prevention and apprehension strategies. Forum meetings include monthly updates, crime reports and crime prevention advice from District 5.
College Hill Schools:
The Forum, through the Education Committee, works with principals of our local public schools – College Hill Academy, Pleasant Hill Academy and Aiken High School as well as Summit Academy and Mercy McAuley High School – to integrate the needs and goals of the schools with those of the community. Representatives from the Forum have spoken at Cincinnati Public School Board meetings to present the community’s views about the future of the public schools in College Hill, and our members serve on Local School Decision-Making Committees (LSDMC).
Other College Hill Organizations and Groups:
The Forum works with other entities to share information and support efforts to improve the neighborhood.
- College Hill Business Association
- College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment
- College Hill Historical Society
- College Hill Gardeners
- Arts Revival in College Hill
Other Neighborhoods: Primarily through the Invest In Neighborhoods organization, the Forum works with leaders of other neighborhoods to share information, ideas and success stories, address common problems and issues, and support shared goals.