Civil Municipal Magazine Aug 2023

143 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 4, ISSUE 8 We recently spoke with Patrick Closser, the mayor of London, and he told us more about his dynamic city. “We have a wonderful community here,” said Closser. “We have that small-town feel but with big-city amenities. We are a place where everyone knows each other and helps each other. You can be in downtown Columbus in just 20 to 30 minutes and have even more amenities.” “We are now on the cusp of growth and really like the next frontier. Columbus is just bursting at the seams, and there is nowhere for them to go, so we are seeing people want to get out of that big-city life and be able to move to our community and have these nice things and strong safety services and good recreational programs.” The mayor added that London is more than just a bedroom community for Columbus, which has nigh on a million residents these days. London LONDON, OHIO