Columbus City Council Names Michael Brown as Chief of Staff
City Council welcomes Michael S. Brown to serve as Council chief of
staff. Brown brings over two decades of city government, management and
Brown loves Columbus. He has spent nearly two decades helping get things done
in our complex and growing City,” said Council President Shannon Hardin. “As Council focuses on
neighborhood safety, equitable development, job creation and our members’
priorities, we believe Brown’s experience will help our team maintain smart,
sustainable collaboration with the administration and our many community
joins the City after serving as vice president of strategic development for
Experience Columbus since 2010. He also served in the former Columbus Mayor
Michael B. Coleman administration as the Urban Ventures coordinator and the
communications director from 2000-2010.
the vice president of strategic development at Experience Columbus, Brown
advocated for building the region’s authentic brand and tourism economy.
He also leveraged collaborations with private and public partners to raise
Columbus' national image as a smart and open community. He has served on a
broad range of community boards and commissions, including the City of Columbus
Downtown Commission, Recreation and Parks Commission, Film Columbus, Columbus
Music Commission, Independents’ Day Festival, United Way of Central Ohio
Marketing Advisory Group, Doo Dah Parade and the Jazz Arts
is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and The
Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs’ Master’s program.
He will join Council in late February.