The members of the Charter Review Committee are:
- Stefanie L. Coe of Southwest Columbus has been
selected as the chair of the Charter Review Committee by Mayor Ginther and the
City Council President Zach Klein. Coe is general counsel at MPW Industrial
Services and chair of the Southwest Area Commission. Coe’s previous experience
includes serving as an assistant city attorney for environmental prosecution,
helping prosecute misdemeanor code violations throughout the city.
- Lourdes Barroso de Padilla of Merion Village is
the former executive director of City Year Columbus and has been involved in
City Year for nearly 20 years. A first generation American of Cuban decent,
Barroso was born and raised in Columbus and left as part of her City Year
obligations, but returned to Columbus.
- Jennette B. Bradley of Far East Columbus is the
former Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, former Treasurer of Ohio, former director
of the Ohio Department of Commerce, former chair of the Ohio Housing Finance
Agency Board, and an 11-year member of Columbus City Council where she chaired
the City’s Utilities and Public Safety committees. She is currently the
managing partner of J. Bradley Partners, LLC.
- Frieda L. Gilyard of Eastmoor is community
activist involved in the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence where she
works with faith-based institutions to raise awareness, promote education and
empower women and men to make changes in their churches and communities to
create a culture that does not tolerate family violence.
- Tyrone A. Lawes of the Hilltop is the presiding
pastor of the Philadelphia Baptist Church of Love and Faith. Rev. Lawes is a
member of the Baptist Ministerial Alliance of Columbus and the Vicinity and
former associate minister of the Mount Vernon Avenue Baptist Church. Rev. Lawes
began his call to ministry at the age of 18, in which time he and his wife have
served as foster parents to many children throughout the city.
- Keary McCarthy of Clintonville is the President
and CEO of the non-profit policy think tank Innovation Ohio. McCarthy has also
served on the transition teams to both Cuyahoga County Executives as they
sought to define the new position and make county government responsive to
residents. McCarthy has also served as Minority Chief of Staff to the Ohio
House of Representatives.
- Frederick E. Mills of Northwest Columbus is a
retired partner of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP and former leader of the
firm’s government relations group. Mills is a former Majority Chief of Staff,
Majority Legal Counsel and Clerk for the Ohio House of Representatives; former
Ohio Superintendent of Banks; and is currently a member of the Ohio
Constitutional Modernization Commission, which is tasked with developing
recommendations to the Ohio General Assembly for improving and modernizing
- John C. Rosenberger of German Village is the
president of the Central Ohio Community Improvement Corporation – a non-profit
corporation designated as the land reutilization corporation for Franklin
County, which also serves as the County’s land bank. A practicing attorney,
Rosenberger has extensive community experience guiding the Capital South
Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation and served has served as special
counsel to the Columbus Metropolitan Library.