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2019 On the Table Data Available!

Watch the 2019 "On the Table" Wrap-Up Video!


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Conversation & Host Resources

We want to make this easy for you. The conversation guides provide tips and advice for planning and hosting your On the Table event, while the host resources include items such as invitation templates.

Toolkits de Anfitrión

Este kit de instrucciones ofrece consejos para planificar y organizar su evento On the Table.

Action Grant Recipients

Check out the projects that took place as a result of On the Table conversations!

Survey Data

Explore the survey results from all three years of On the Table conversations.

What is On The Table?

On the Table is a civic engagement initiative that took place on a single day each year from 2017-2019. Residents of Columbus and the surrounding areas came together to discuss not only what’s great about our community, but also ways to make it even better — more sustainable, just, safe, strong and vibrant. Conversations are still taking place throughout the Chattahoochee Valley, and this website serves as a resource for you to continue having those meaningful conversations.

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The On the Table Initiative

Columbus is one of 10 cities across the U.S. that was selected to replicate the On the Table initiative. The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley led this effort in the Columbus area.

The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley’s On the Table conversations were part of a national initiative funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In addition to Knight Foundation, support for the local project was provided from the Community Foundation’s Community Endowment Fund and Chattahoochee Valley Fair Fund. On the Table replicates an annual civic engagement initiative of the same name developed by The Chicago Community Trust in 2014. Support for On the Table advances Knight Foundation’s work to help cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of civic engagement. Knight Foundation believes that successful communities are equitable, inclusive and participatory.