Cincinnati, meet Daniel Tonozzi, the new editor of cincyopolis.
He’s got a PhD in History. And he cooks. His job is to invite new voices to the cincyopolis platform and co-ordinate events that bring real human beings together in rooms across the city to share ideas about building a better city.
Here’s the way Daniel explains his position in our experiment in civic exploration:
“cincyopolis has, since its inception, followed the urban adventures of one professional citizen. The purpose of this chronicle has been to raise public awareness of the city’s role in commercial real estate deals and to encourage an inclusive dialogue about the civic goals and benefits of those deals. It is now a natural and logical step for cincyopolis to become a forum for that public and a conduit for multiple voices to be heard. One professional citizen, after all, does not a strong and vibrant community make.
To that end, cincyopolis is pleased to welcome a new format along with the new year. As we move forward into 2016, the blog now boasts a staff that has doubled in size. The professional citizen publisher now finds herself supported by an amateur civilian editor who admits that real estate jargon seems more opaque at times than any foreign language he has ever learned. Undaunted by the task ahead and eager to learn, the team will continue to rely on readers’ support, insight, and vigilance as we clear a path through to the greater good and the positive development of our city.
Please know that you are welcome – indeed encouraged – to be an active and vocal part of this new year. cincyopolis already relies on you to help us maintain our accuracy and our efficacy through your thoughtful responses to the blog posts, and we will continue to do so. We now also look forward to the ways in which your written contributions will motivate, inform, and inspire fellow readers. Guest posts, freelance columns, and featured stories will advance our mission of community awareness and civic participation as they broaden the coverage of cincyopolis.
Happy New Year, Cincinnati! We’re here to make it a good one.”
Economic Development is about more than buildings. At its core, it’s about the investments we make with taxpayer money to improve the lives of all of us who live in this community. Make sure that your voice is part of the conversation about how we spend that money and what we value, the kind of city we want to be.
Our first event this year is the Guest Blogger Invitational on Wednesday, January 27th, 7 pm at MOTR at 1345 Main St. in Over-the-Rhine. Come find out how to be a more active participant in our local democracy and make yourself heard.