Outreach & Engagement

On average 2,800 volunteers contribute over 45,000 hours of service in Dublin. This is equivalent to the work of 20 employees. And this doesn’t begin to measure the enormous value of what volunteers give. For everything you do, from the visible impact at events, to those working behind the scenes, the City of Dublin says THANK YOU!


Citizen U Jumpstart

Citizen U Jumpstart is back for its second summer (and counting)! Incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply today to be a part of Dublin’s newest citizen engagement program for teens. During this weeklong program, teens will gain awareness and exposure to local government services, our City’s form of government and local government career exploration. Scheduled for July 10-14, participants must be available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day that week and must be City of Dublin residents or Dublin City Schools district residents.

McDaniel Citizen University

Dublin residents are invited to get an inside look at the dedicated effort it takes to maintain Dublin’s world-class services, entrepreneurial spirit and outstanding quality of life with Citizen University, known as Citizen U. Participants age 18 and older will learn about all aspects of the City of Dublin’s operations in this immersive experience.

Forever Dublin

Forever Dublin is a partnership between the City of Dublin and Syntero aimed at providing aging, support and caregiving resources for residents to make Dublin their forever home. The Forever Dublin website features an array of government and nonprofit assistance programs, transportation options, recreation opportunities, education sessions and more.

The website is designed to be a one-stop shop for Dublin residents and caregivers to discover and take advantage of available resources.

In-person assistance is also available free of charge at the Forever Dublin Hub, located at Syntero’s Dublin location, 299 Cramer Creek Court. Residents and caregivers may set up an appointment with a trained Navigator by calling 614.889.5722 extension 810.

To learn more and explore the new website, visit ForeverDublin.com.


Help celebrate Dublin’s diversity by teaming up with volunteers and staff to create educational and creative displays highlighting the many cultural holidays celebrated in Dublin. The Culture Corner is on display at the Dublin Community Recreation Center as well as digitally on the City of Dublin social media sites. Email the City’s Outreach & Engagement division at volunteer@dublin.oh.us to get involved.

Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

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We are and always have been a proud local democracy. In our service, we strive to provide the best quality of life and environment in which our residents and businesses can thrive. We seek to ally our proud traditions with the best innovations of the future.


Dublin, Ohio, is the most sustainable, connected and resilient global city of choice.

Core Values

Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude & Dedication to Service.

The City of Dublin operates under a set of seven key core values: integrity, respect, communication, teamwork, accountability, positive attitude and dedication to service. Staff members use these seven values as the basis for daily decision-making, including the decisions that go into the budget process.

  • Integrity. We are open and honest. We honor our commitments to the community and each other. Our actions are consistent with what we say.
  • Respect. We treat our coworkers and members of the community with courtesy and dignity. We embrace diversity and acknowledge the needs, responsibilities and inherent worth of each individual.
  • Communication. We maintain an environment in which employees feel free to share ideas and information. We promote open interaction throughout the organization to ensure knowledge and understanding among all employees and our community.
  • Teamwork. We create a climate in which all employees work together and support the individual talents and contributions of team members. We celebrate successes and see mistakes as opportunities for growth; we will never willingly let a member of our team fail.
  • Accountability. We are responsible to our community and each other for our personal and organizational decisions, actions and performance results. We are committed stewards of our City’s assets and resources.
  • Positive Attitude. We focus our efforts on constructive behavior, attitudes and solutions. We promote an environment that people love going to every day – a place where each individual can find a sense of belonging, inspiration, enjoyment and meaning.
  • Dedication to Service. We pursue innovation and continuous improvement in all we do. We are committed to efficient, effective and responsive service delivery that makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Leadership Philosophy

We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of   our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.

City Code

The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.

Revised Charter of Dublin, Ohio

This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.

Zoning Code

The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.

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