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Shannon Hardin Appointed to Columbus City Council

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    So You Want To Be A Columbus City Councilmember?
    September 16, 2014 4:32 pm – Jesse Bethea

    Columbus City Council is currently accepting applications for anyone interested in filling the seat left vacant by President Pro Tem A. Troy Miller, who will formally resign on Sept. 26. Applicants for the position must submit eight copies of their resume, as well as “a narrative of no more than 500 words describing the greatest challenges and opportunities facing Columbus,” according to a memo issued by Council President Andrew Ginther.

    Ginther’s memo also provides a detailed timeline that City Council will follow in their selection process. So if you want to be a city councilmember, here’s what you can expect:

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/so-you-want-to-be-a-columbus-city-councilmember-jb1



    council member is two words not one, please see AP style manual for more info. Ipanic improperly uses ‘councilmember’ and is incorrect.


    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    We’re not strict followers of the AP style guide.

    Some quick googling shows pretty common usages of both variations.



    And the list is out. In theory, everyone has a 1 in 27 chance of winning although I seem to remember that the Dispatch’s bet was on Shannon Granville Hardin.

    Marian Harris
    David T. Donofrio
    Ibrahima Sow
    Dana Bagwell
    Jared Brown
    Imran M. Malik
    Stefanie Lynn Coe
    Jason Morton
    Yaves M. Ellis
    Rory Krupp
    Brooke Lynn Felts
    William Leibensperger
    Lucy S. Wolfe
    Megan N. Kilgore
    James C. Ragland
    Cornelia Sproat
    Edward Lewis Pfau
    Shannon Granville Hardin
    Daniel Moss
    Jessica Mathews
    Brandyn L. McElroy
    Charles Nobel III
    Jeffrey D. Mackey
    Jonathan C. Beard
    Catherine Girves
    David H. Holt

    Council Receives 27 Applications for Vacancy

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    Interesting list. Some good names on there! ;)


    What are the chances that a decision has already been made about the next council member?


    according to the dispatchhttp://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/09/20/26-apply-to-replace-miller-on-city-council.html

    Sadly, the way the process works, the fix is in and most of the candidates were excluded once they filed. The council members also have a strange way of replacing folks based on race. Of the folks I know, none have a chance. Candidates are sure to lose, not sure about the others….

    Dana Bagwell, a member of the Clintonville Area Commission.

    Jonathon C. Beard, leader of the Columbus Coalition for Responsive Government.

    Jared Brown, a Columbus hotel manager.

    • Stefanie Lynn Cole, a corporate lawyer and former assistant city attorney.

    • David T. Donofrio, a Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District board member and past Democratic candidate for state representative.

    • Yaves M. Ellis, a local media-company executive.

    • Brooke Lynn Felts, Ohio Legislative Service Commission fellow.

    Catherine A. Girves, executive director of a bicycle education and advocacy organization.

    • Shannon Granville Hardin, associate vice president of planning and development at Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.

    • Marian Harris, a former state representative.

    • David H. Holt, controller at LifeCare Alliance.

    • Megan N. Kilgore, an assistant city auditor.

    • Rory Krupp, owner of a private historic-preservation consulting company.

    • William Leibensperger, board member at ProgressOhio and past vice president at the Ohio Education Association.

    • Jeffrey D. Mackey, private-practice lawyer and former prosecutor in Westerville.

    • Imran M. Malik, manager at a major telecommunication company.

    • Jessica Matthews, policy coordinator with Ohio Alliance of YMCA.

    • Brandyn L. McElroy, training coordinator at Safelight AutoGlass and Weinland Park Community Civic Association president.

    Jason Morton, a charter-school principal.

    • Daniel Moss, a collections officer with JP Morgan Chase Bank.

    • Charles W. Noble III, legal policy analyst at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University.

    Edward Lewis Pfau, a lawyer and Green Party candidate for common pleas judge.

    James C. Ragland, development director at Cristo Rey Columbus High School.

    • Ibrahima Sow, a page in the Ohio House of Representatives.

    • Cornelia Sproat, an interactive-design specialist at Nationwide Insurance.

    • Lucy S. Wolfe, a real-estate agent and Livingston Avenue Area Commission member.



    I was reading the thread about the appointment of Troy Miller, and was somewhat amazed that when he was appointed that no one really knew what he was all about and there was a scramble to find out. Since my name is on the list above, in theory, I could be chosen. So. to save Walker some time in case the council appointment stars should align in my favor I’ll be the pro-density urban enthusiast living in the Short North area asking why we aren’t doing more about public transportation options, exploring rail, historic preservation, protected bike lanes and turning one-way arterials back to two-way neighborhood streets. Just to name a few.

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    Rory, you just earned my non-vote. ;)



    Thanks Walker! Everyone non-vote kind of counts. Sort of. ;)



    Press Release:
    Finalists Selected for Council Vacancy

    After receiving 26 applications to fill the current vacancy on Columbus City Council, councilmembers have selected 12 finalists for further consideration.

    Finalists for the Council vacancy (in alphabetical order) include:

    • Dana Bagwell
    • Stefanie Lynn Coe
    • Catherine Girves
    • Shannon Granville Hardin
    • Marian Harris
    • Megan N. Kilgore
    • William Leibensperger
    • Jeffrey D. Mackey
    • Brandyn L. McElroy
    • Charles Nobel III
    • James C. Ragland
    • Lucy S. Wolfe

    The next step in the process to fill the vacancy will involve interviews with all 12 finalists to be scheduled Thursday, October 2 and Friday, October 3. The complete outline of the Council process to fill the vacancy can be found on the City Council website.

    Resumes of the finalists will remain available to the media in the City Council Welcome Center, Room 231 in City Hall.

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    If the sitting members of City Council continue with the recent trend of selecting replacement candidates that match the same gender/ethnicity of who they’re replacing, then it sounds like the next council member could be narrowed down to Ragland, Hardin, McElroy or Noble.


    Mr. Ragland posts on these boards, FWIW.



    I’m thrilled to see Megan Kilgore on the list of finalists. She’s an incredible public servant who has a tremendous track record of improving our great city through her volunteer efforts and professional work as the City of Columbus Assistant Auditor. We’d be lucky to have her on Council.



    ^^ Agreed! Megan would be an incredible asset to the City Council. She is a remarkable and savvy professional in the public sector and really has a keen eye for what the city of Columbus needs to move forward. I’m hoping she wins!

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