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Al Edmondson is the president of the historic Mount Vernon District Improvement Association (MVDIA), founder and CEO of “Making a Difference,” owner of “A Cut Above the Rest” barber shop, and a veteran of the United States Army. Serving in Operation Desert Storm, he and his united received a battle bronze star award.  As a man of service, Edmondson uses his dedication to the Near East side of Columbus, Ohio to encourage revitalization initiatives. As a longtime resident of this community and proud graduate of East High School, he is committed to helping strengthen businesses and families in his community.

Al also serves as an Ambassador for the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Life Line of Ohio and Celebrate One as well as memberships on several boards and committees locally.

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A Cut Above 
The Rest

Mt. Vernon Area 
District Improvement Assoc.