CCS Board Member Among Finalists For City Council Seat

Dec 8, 2018


Columbus City Council has released the names of 15 finalists to fill two soon-to-be-vacant seats. 

Jaiza Page and Mike Stinziano were elected in November as Franklin County Judge and County Auditor respectively.   The finalists are: Nicholas Bankston, Mayor Ginther's director of community affairs

Lourdes Barroso De Padilla, director of the Latina Mentoring Academy

Stefanie Lynn Coe, Columbus Civil Service commissioner

Nancy Day-Achauer, United Methodist Church pastor and community activist

Rob Dorans, Columbus Recreation and Parks commissioner

Albert Edmonson, barbershop owner and community activist

Shayla Favor, Assistant City Attorney

Catherine Girves, executive director of Yay Bikes!

Chenelle Jones, Public Safety Programs chair at Franklin University

Marco Miller

Michelle Moskowitz Brown, executive director of Local Matters

Rick Neal, former Congressional candidate

Ramona Reyes, Columbus Board of Education member (she also applied to join council in 2014)

Sam Shim, Worthington School Board vice president and FCBank board member

Erin Synk, South Side Area Commission The finalists were chosen from a pool of 56 applicants. Council will interview the candidates on December 10 and 11,  and January 8. A public hearing on Page's vacancy is scheduled for January 10.