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Market District Ambassador Program

Market District Ambassadors provide services that include patrolling the district, removing litter and graffiti, providing safety escorts, dealing with panhandlers, and greeting and assisting visitors, residents, and businesses. Click here for more information about the services provided by the Market District Ambassadors.

Through the Market District Improvement Corporation (MDIC), a special improvement district (SID), investments by property owners in the Market District are leveraged to create a clean, safe, and welcoming district.

Since the formation of the SID in 2012, Market District Ambassadors have interacted with businesses and visitors more than 25,000 times, removed nearly a quarter million pounds of trash, provided over 1,000 safety escorts, and removed 3,314 instances of graffiti. 

The work of the MDIC stems from the conviction that great urban neighborhoods are defined by well-designed public spaces, people-filled streets and pathways, active storefronts, and an overall sense of history and discovery. Simply put, great neighborhoods have their own distinctive identity and personality. It is the fabric and visual character of Ohio City which attracts visitors, provokes a desire to stay, and brings people back time and again.

To request assistance from a Market District Ambassador, call: