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Columbus City Council Names Michael Brown as Chief of Staff

Columbus City Council welcomes Michael S. Brown to serve as Council chief of staff. Brown brings over two decades of city government, management and development expertise.

“Mike 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 partners.”

Brown 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.

As 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 Group.  

Brown 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.