COnnecting central ohio during emergency events

COPIN group photo at Ohio Statehouse


Members of COPIN believe effective, strategic communications to key audiences is one of the most critical components during any community emergency. COPIN’s Vision is to create and maintain a group of public information professionals that can work together and with area agencies to provide public information functions and media support in response to disasters and other public emergencies in support of first responders.

Our Mission

Central Ohio Public Information Network members will serve as a professional resource for member preparedness, and will assist COPIN with communication response to support its regional jurisdictions during a disaster or emergency situation.

2024 Dates

Jan. 10 (Wednesday)
April 10 (Wednesday)
July 10 (Wednesday)
Oct. 9 (Wednesday)


1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
(Membership Meeting: 1:30 - 2 p.m. Program: 2 - 3 p.m. Networking 3 - 3:30 p.m.)


January: Franklin County Forensic Science Center (2090 Frank Road, Columbus, Ohio 43223).

April: Dublin Council Chamber (5555 Perimeter Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017)

July: Frankin County Emergency Management (5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43230)

October: TBD

If you would like to join COPIN, please complete this membership form