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Erica Crawley Elected as Franklin County Board of Commissioners President

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Erica Crawley Elected as Franklin County Board of Commissioners PresidentCrawley is the First Black Woman to serve as president of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. Photos via Wikimedia Commons and the Franklin County Board of Commissioners.
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On Monday, Jan. 3, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners selected newcomer Erica Crawley to serve as president of the board for 2022. Commissioner Crawley was appointed to the board last summer, following the retirement of long-time commissioner Marilyn Brown.

Crawley is the first African-American woman to serve on the board and the first to serve as board president. As president of the board, she will oversee the body’s weekly general session and briefing meetings. The board president also serves as a spokesperson for the Board of Commissioners at community events, meetings and in the media.

“As the first Black woman to have this role, I recognize the significance of this moment to uplift our residents,” said Crawley in a press release announcing her new role. “My priorities for the county remain the same, to ensure our neighbors are as safe and healthy as possible as we continue to navigate and recover from the pandemic. The board will work to ensure access to COVID-19 testing and vaccines, as well as toward quality and affordable childcare, safe housing, access to good-paying jobs and support for small businesses. We are committed to ensuring that the residents of Franklin County thrive, not just survive.”

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners meets in General Session each Tuesday at 9 a.m., and for weekly Briefing meetings at 9 a.m. on Thursdays. 

For more information, visit commissioners.franklincountyohio.gov.

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