Council Selects Shayla Favor as the Next Member of Columbus City Council
[COLUMBUS-OH] City Council selects Shayla Favor to fulfill the
remainder of the Council term vacated by former member Jaiza Page.
“We are very pleased to have Favor join our team and look
forward to the unique perspective she has to offer,” said Council President
Shannon Hardin. “Favor has been a transformative figure in the realm of housing
and neighborhood blight in Columbus. She is a civic leader with a deep
understanding of what the community needs.”
Favor is an Assistant Attorney for the City of Columbus
specializing in zoning. Her body of work includes addressing nuisance
properties in the City. “Eliminating blight gets to the heart of protecting our
public safety and improving the quality of life of our residents,” said Favor
in her appointment application.
She holds a Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School
and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and African American Studies from
The Ohio State University.
“I am humbled and excited to continue my service to the
community,” said Favor. “I am ready to get to work for the people of Columbus
as your Councilmember.”
This is Council’s first appointment of 2019. Council is
scheduled to fill the soon-to-be to vacated seat of President Pro Tem Michael
Stinziano on Monday February 25, 2019. A public hearing on the finalists is
tentatively scheduled for February 21.