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Director Meadows named 2024 Leadership Ohio Fellow

Economic Development Director David Meadows is a member of the 2024 class of Leadership Ohio

A City of Hilliard leader has been named among the newest members of a statewide leadership program that works to connect diverse leaders to promote positive change.

Economic Development Director David Meadows is a 2024 Leadership Ohio Fellow, the organization announced on Wednesday. He is among the 35 individuals selected from 147 nominations.

Over the next eight months, these leaders will explore critical questions, engage in challenging social discourse, and identify opportunities that impact Ohioans and the communities in which they live and work.

Meadows has served as the City’s Economic Development Director since 2017, attracting developers, negotiating financial incentives, ensuring compliance, preparing sites, and creating grant programs to guarantee that existing businesses continue to thrive in Hilliard.

Additionally, Meadows has served his country as a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in public administration from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

The Class of 2024 comes from a variety of sectors, including energy, transportation, education, economic development, arts, and more. Fellows will engage in a series of intensive sessions that cover topics such as agriculture, manufacturing, the Great Lakes, human trafficking, opioid addiction, fair chance hiring, economic development, and civil discourse.

Most importantly, they will build impactful relationships with other leaders from around the state with goals for lasting change throughout their careers.

“We’re excited to welcome these distinguished changemakers who are on the leading edge of solutions for a future-driven Ohio,” said Lisa Duty, Ph.D., executive director of Leadership Ohio. “I look forward to the ways they will inspire lasting, positive change throughout our state.”

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