During this holiday week of rest and celebration, we want to take a moment to celebrate our own fearless leader Shannon Jones on her well-deserved recognition as one of Venue Magazine's 2019 Women of Influence. This award aims to honor women who have helped shape the success of their organization and have demonstrated leadership, professional achievement, and continuous contribution to the workplace and community. Shannon has dedicated her career to better serving the most vulnerable members of her community and state. As a member of the General Assembly, she was first in Ohio history ever to achieve the distinction of election to the leadership teams in both chambers and used that platform to advance health and educational opportunities for Ohio's young children. The legislative effort most near and dear to Shannon's heart led to a statewide bipartisan mandate to improve Ohio’s abysmal infant mortality epidemic. In her time at Groundwork, Shannon has grown our statewide advocacy efforts into a national model for advancing equity, mobilizing stakeholders, and building strong relationships with policymakers, while simultaneously working to advance early learning and healthy development for kids in her community as a Warren County Commissioner. We are honored to work under the guidance of such a strong leader each and every day as we work to create a brighter future for our children, our families, and our Great State. Congratulations, Shannon! Sincerely,
Lynanne, Julia, and Vanessa
Groundwork Ohio Staff
State Budget Update
This past weekend, the Ohio legislature passed an interim state operating budget after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on the final budget before Sunday's deadline. This is only the third time in the past 28 years that the General Assembly has been unable to meet the June 30th deadline to pass the budget bill. The House and Senate hope to reach an agreement by the new July 17th deadline.
Join the Groundwork Ohio Team
Interested in joining our awesome team? We are excited to announce the addition of a new position here at Groundwork Ohio! Groundwork is seeking a full-time Policy Associate to support our statewide effort to ensure that every child has the best chance for lifelong success. Check out the full job description here. Please submit a resume and cover letter for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 26, 2019. Additional writing sample and professional references may be requested after an initial review of the application. All applicants will get written notification via email of whether or not they will be invited to an interview.