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Columbus, OH 43215


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Staff Directory

General inquiries: (614) 645-7380

Council Members

Shannon G. Hardin, Council President
Chair: Finance; Rules & Reference                          
Legislative Aide: Zachary Davidson                 
Contact:  [email protected] (614) 645-5291                 
Legislative Assistant: Linda Capobianco 
Contact:   [email protected] (614) 645-2726

Media Inquiries: Nya Hairston, [email protected] 614-743-7539  

Rob Dorans President Pro Tem
Chair: Public Utilities; Zoning; Workforce Development; Building and Zoning Policy  
Legislative Aide: Kevin McCain  
Contact: [email protected] (614) 645-5829
Legislative Assistant: Andrea McDonald 
Contact:  [email protected] (614) 645-7994

Media Inquiries: Nya Hairston,  [email protected] 614-743-7539  

Nicholas J. Bankston
Chair: Economic Development; Small & Minority Business; Technology
Legislative Aide: Jean-Philippe B. Dorval
Contact:  [email protected] (614) 645-2898 
Legislative Assistant: Kevin Jones
Contact: [email protected] (614)-645-8867

Media Inquiries: Nya Hairston,  [email protected] 614-743-7539  

Lourdes Barroso de Padilla
Chair: Public Service & Transportation; Neighborhoods and Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Affairs; Veterans, Senior & Disability Affairs
Legislative Aide: Jessica Caceres
Contact: [email protected] (614) 645-7032 
Legislative Assistant: Amaris Lemus
Contact: [email protected] (614)-645-7938

Media Inquiries: Nya Hairston,  [email protected] 614-743-7539  

Mitchell J. Brown
Chair: Recreation and Parks; Education
Legislative Aide: Tigist Zemene
Contact: [email protected] (614) 724-4649 
Legislative Assistant: Tiffany Friend
Contact: [email protected] (614) 645-2815

Media Inquiries: Nya Hairston,  [email protected] 614-743-7539  

Shayla Favor 
Chair: Housing; Criminal Justice & Judiciary; Health & Human Services  
Legislative Aide: Sundeepti Jindal                         
Contact: [email protected] (614)-645-5524 
Legislative Assistant: Kendra Asiedu
Contact: [email protected] (614) 645-7263

Media Inquiries: Nya Hairston,  [email protected] 614-743-7539  

Emmanuel V. Remy
Chair: Public Safety; Environment; Administration  
Legislative Aide: Lucille Frank
Contact:  [email protected] (614) 724-4432 
Legislative Assistant: Cailyn Pittman
Contact:  [email protected] (614) 645-8490

Media Inquiries: Nya Hairston,  [email protected] 614-743-7539  

Michael Brown 
Chief of Staff (614) 645-5529 

City Clerk's Office

 The City Clerk is appointed by City Council and is responsible for preparation of Council Agendas and the preparation of minutes of Council meetings. The Clerk serves as Secretary to the Columbus Records Commission and is responsible for processing documents relating to liquor permits, initiative and referendum petitions, annexations and assessments. The office of the City Clerk also maintains the Columbus City Code and its updates and publishes The City Bulletin weekly and maintains other official records of the City as charged by the City Charter and Columbus City Code.

Andrea Blevins, CMC
City Clerk (614) 645-7431

Toya Johnson
Deputy City Clerk (614) 645-7380

City Clerk Staff

Brooke Agnew
Legislative Assistant, (614) 645-7380

Mark Carter 
Technology Liaison (614) 724-4690

Charmaine Chambers 
Legislative Analyst (614) 645-6553

Jacob Dilley
Administrative Analyst, (614) 645-5292

Josh Davis
Fiscal & Grants Administrator, (614) 645-8480

Monique Goins-Ransom
Administrative Analyst (614) 645-0845   

Renata Ramsini  
Chief Ethics Officer/Campaign Finance Director (614) 645-7673

Communications Office

Jose Rodriguez 
Communications Director, (614) 645-1257

Nya Hairston 
Deputy Communications Director, (614) 645-1695

Brad Bader
Digital and Social Media Specialist, (614) 645-5310


Legislative Research Office

The Legislative Research Office staff advise and assist members of City Council regarding budgetary, neighborhood, community, and economic development events and policies. They also keep City Council current regarding local, state, national, and international issues and trends that may affect options and operations of City government. 

Andrew Dyer
Senior Policy Advisor (614) 645-6867 

Matt Erickson
Director of the Legislative Research Office (614) 645-8524

Kirsten Estose
Legislative Analyst

John Oswalt
Senior Legislative Advisor (614) 645-1701

Christopher Maitland 
Legislative Analyst (614) 645-5590

Niyah Walters
Legal Analyst (614) 645-2911

Community Engagement Office

Stanley Gates
Director of Community Engagement (614) 645-3566

Nancy Sully
Senior Legislative Advisor (614) 645-2010

Averi Townsend
Legislative Analyst (614) 645-7293

Sandra Lopez
Legislative Analyst (614) 645-8502

Harrison Poku-Yeboah
Legislative Advisor (614) 645-7012

Human Resources

LaNita Smith
Director of Human Resources (614) 645-7205