Members of the advisory committee will help guide the process of finding the best candidates for the community.  Their duties will include helping select a community engagement firm, search firm, interviewing candidates, recommending finalists for the mayors consideration and continuing to support the chief, once hired, to help ensure his or her success. 

Members of the search advisory committee include:

•         Dawn Tyler Lee, Chair, Deputy Chief of Staff of External Affairs in the Office of the Mayor
•         Dallas Baldwin, Franklin County Sheriff

•         Dee Debenport, Coordinator, Merion Village Block Watch 
•         Stephanie Hightower, President, Columbus Urban League
•         Reverend Dr. Jefferey P. Kee, New Faith Baptist Church of Christ
•         Kenny Ramos, Retired Sergeant, Columbus Division of Police
•         Siobhan Boyd-Nelson, Development Director, Equality Ohio
•         Pastor Brian Williams, Hope City House of Prayer

Ex-Officio Members:

Councilmember Mitch Brown
Director Ned Pettus