Resources

From government channels to meeting schedules and upcoming legislation, our Government Strategies Group Resource Page compiles a variety of helpful information, updates, and links to help you stay informed and prepared.

Government Meeting Schedules and Streaming

If there’s one thing anyone who works around government can agree on, keeping track of meetings, hearings, sessions, and agendas across the many levels and branches of government is no easy task. Thankfully, we’ve collected the most relevant information for tracking and attending meetings at the state, municipal, and county levels so you don’t have to.

State of Ohio

https://ohiochannel.org/ Live and archive streams of House and Senate sessions, Committee hearings, Ohio Supreme Court and Governor Mike DeWine press conferences

Legislature: Session schedule, legislation, committees, session agenda, Caucus’ and Members
       Ohio Senate – https://www.ohiosenate.gov/
       Ohio House – https://www.ohiohouse.gov/ 

Governor Mike DeWine https://governor.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/governor/

State of Ohio, Administration: https://ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/site/home/

City of Cincinnati

Mayor – https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/mayor/
City Manager – https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/manager/
City Council – https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/council/council-members/

Cincinnati City Council Legislative Body Meetings:
          Wednesdays, 2PM – Find details & Meeting Agenda Here

Cincinnati City Council Committee Meetings Monthly Calendar: https://cincinnatioh.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

  • Budget & Finance Committee
  • Education, Innovation & Growth Committee
  • Equity, Inclusion, Youth & The Arts Committee
  • Law & Public Safety Committee
  • Neighborhoods Committee
  • Major Projects & Smart Government 
  • Law & Public Safety Committee

Participation:
Public speakers registration form found here* Please note: This registration form must be received by 2:00 p.m. the day before you are requesting to participate, with the exception that registration forms for public hearing items will be accepted if received by 9:00 a.m. the day of the hearing.

Attendance & Online Viewing: 

  • In-Person: City Hall has re-opened for limited in-person attendance at council and committee meetings; options for remote participation continue
  • Citicable Online Live Stream; Televised on Spectrum Cable (in Cincinnati) – Channel 23 and Cincinnati Bell Fioptics – Channels 800 and 801
  • Citicable On Demand

Hamilton County 

Board of Commissioners

County Commissioners, Meeting agendas and minutes, contact information:  https://www.hamiltoncountyohio.gov/government/board_of_county_commissioners

Board of County Commission – Commission Calendar:
Meetings typically convene at 1:00 p.m.  https://www.hamiltoncountyohio.gov/government/board_of_county_commissioners/commissioners_calendar

Participation:
Guidelines for speakers and schedule changes can be found here

Online Viewing:

  • Live Stream Presented by the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission. You can view IRCRC programing on Spectrum Channel 4 and Cincinnati Bell channel 834
  • YouTube 
  • Facebook Live

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Charles “Chip” Gerhardt

President & CEO

Chip has made government affairs, economic development, and issue advocacy his life’s work. He’s worked for decades in the public and private sectors, and advocated at the local, state, and federal levels of government. In 2007, he used that experience to found Government Strategies Group, a full-service government relations firm. At GSG, he works directly with clients, helping them navigate the complicated intersection of politics, public policy, and business.

In his many years in public policy, Chip has been involved in significant policies including; creation of tax increment financing districts, the Clean Ohio program, Cincinnati City Center Development Corporation, and most importantly, the passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. He has also been at the forefront of some of the biggest developments in greater Cincinnati, including the Horseshoe (now Hard Rock) Casino, TQL Stadium for FC Cincinnati, parking garage structures at The Banks, and the redevelopment of the @580 building. Rarely is there a public policy endeavor in Cincinnati that does not involve GSG.

Chip received his B.B.A in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame and his Juris Doctor from the St. Louis University School of Law. He lives in Anderson Township with his wife Jane. Son Charlie is a local chef and children Hank and Anne have completed their education and started lives of their own.

Focus areas:

  • State and local government relations
  • Economic development
  • Issue advocacy

Driven by:

  • A lifelong interest in the political system has driven Chip to a career in public policy and politics. As a parent of three, one with down syndrome, has compelled him to promote public policies designed to help others. Whether it is enabling financial independence for people with disabilities, advancing funding for housing families facing homelessness, or assisting with economic development projects, Chip involves himself in things that make a positive difference. 

In the community:

  • Hamilton County Board of Elections member
  • Current Board Member for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, People Working Cooperatively, Corporation for Findlay Market, goVibrant, and the African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Chairman of the Board for the National Down Syndrome Society
  • Former board member of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce, and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati