Alida Smith, Columbus CEO Future 50 class of 2022

Jess Deyo
Columbus CEO
Alida Smith, Chief Marketing Officer, Pelotonia

Alida Smith

Chief marketing officer, Pelotonia

Community: Causes around early childhood education, food pantries and hunger prevention, and dismantling institutional racism. Board member for Broad Street Food Pantry and Broad Street Neighborhood Ministries Council. Columbus Early Learning Centers supporter.

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Idea: Integrated arts spaces in every Columbus neighborhood for community enlightenment, engagement and enjoyment. Neighborhoods would define their local vision and partner with our premier arts, science and museum institutions to implement and sustain their ideas.

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See it: An amphitheater hosting visual music performances with CCAD and CAPA. A neighborhood science-as-art exhibit with COSI and the Columbus Museum of Art. A garden art exhibition space with Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Columbus Idea Foundry. A music education venue that explores rhythm through dance and drums with the Columbus Symphony and Flavor’d Flow Studio. An outdoor kitchen and community garden for nutrition and cooking classes with Ohio State’s College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Columbus chefs.