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The Civil Service Commissioners

Grady L. Pettigrew Commission President

Grady L. Pettigrew Grady L. Pettigrew, Jr. serves as President of the Commission. Mr. Pettigrew has served on the Municipal Civil Service Commission since 04/18/2000.  Mr. Pettigrew retired from the practice of law in 2010.  During his years of practice, he specialized in bankruptcy, reorganizations, civil litigation, general business, and other legal areas.  Mr. Pettigrew is a former federal judge, a law teacher, an author, and a national speaker.  He graduated from The Ohio State University and The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law.

Larry Price Commissioner Member

Larry Price

Larry Price serves as a member of the Commission with a term expiring January 31, 2026. Outside of the Commission, Mr. Price serves as the founder and CEO of L. Price & Associates, which provides consultative services to private, public, and faith-based organizations, specializing in helping to ensure inclusion and diversity for minority business owners in acquiring state and local contracts. Mr. Price’s passion for community outreach has led him to serve on boards of several organizations, such as Boy Scouts of America, the NAACP-State of Ohio, and founding the Urban Crime Advisory Committee in Columbus.

 

Mr. Price also brings a wealth of skills and knowledge from over 30 years of experience in public service, which includes working in the Ohio Senate, the Office of the Mayor, and being elected in 2003 as State Representative of the 26th District in the State of Ohio House of Representatives.

 

Mr. Price received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.

Jennifer Lynch Commission Member

Jennifer Lynch

Jen Lynch brings over 20 years of experience in legislative and regulatory affairs, with a focus on energy policy. Lynch has been coordinating successful policy and public affairs strategies at the local, state, and federal levels for years. She currently works for Remington Road Group in as Vice President of Communications.

 

Previously, Lynch served as director of government relations at Roetzel and Andress, a National Law Journal “NLJ 250” law firm. Prior to joining Roetzel and Andress, Lynch served as the policy advisor to former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland.

 

Lynch also served as legislative director to U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan, serving as his lead policy advisor on domestic issues, including energy, natural resources, agriculture, health care, and education policy. In addition, she also served as the state policy director to President Obama during his 2008 successful campaign in Ohio.

 

Lynch formerly served on the Ohio Expositions Commission, which manages the Ohio Expo Center and its grounds. She currently sits on the board of New Resource Solutions, a platform developed to efficiently connect clean energy projects with clean energy investors. She is graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

C. Amy DeLong Civil Service Commission Director (Secretary)

C. Amy DeLong Amy DeLong was appointed the Executive Director of the Civil Service Commission January 10, 2011.  Ms. DeLong previously served as the Director of Human Resources and EEO Officer for the State of Ohio Department of Development.  She also has served as Human Resources Administrator for the Ohio Department of Transportation, Director of Career Services for Capital University Law School, and Manager at ManTech International.  Ms. DeLong has a bachelor’s degree from Capital University and a law degree from Capital University Law School.