MORPC Announces Government Affairs Director

January 24, 2019
Garrity to Serve in New Government Affairs Position

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has promoted Joseph Garrity to serve as its director of government affairs.

The director of government affairs serves as the agency’s chief government affairs officer and leads the agency’s public policy and advocacy efforts. This lead position also provides support throughout the agency and to local governments on related initiatives, public policy and collaborative efforts.

“Joe has played an instrumental role in elevating our government affairs and advocacy efforts,” MORPC Executive Director William Murdock said. “His enthusiasm and experience will serve him well in this new leadership position at a time our member communities are taking an increased interest in how legislation and regulations at the state and federal levels are affecting them.”

Garrity has worked at MORPC for four years, in varying capacities, most recently as senior government affairs coordinator. Prior to that, Garrity served as a legislative aide in the Ohio General Assembly. He also served as a congressional intern in the U. S. Senate.

“As a native of Central Ohio, I am honored to serve in this new capacity at MORPC,” Garrity said. “I am eager to get to work on behalf of our local government members and in ensuring that Central Ohio becomes an even better place to live, work and move.”

In his free time, Garrity serves as a board member of the Central Ohio National Kidney Foundation and as the vice chair of the Columbus International Visitors Council.

Garrity has a bachelor’s degree in specialized studies from Ohio University and a master’s degree in applied politics from The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron.

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