Emmanuel V. Remy

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Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy Bio

Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Columbus’ newly elected City Attorney on January 8, 2018.

Prior to joining Council, Emmanuel spent the past 6 years as the president of the Northland Community Council (NCC). With over 130,000 residents covering 25 square miles of the city of Columbus, Northland represents a diverse mix of population that reflects the greater City as a whole.

As president of the NCC, Emmanuel worked with Northland’s police liaisons, zone attorney, environmental judge and other city and state entities to close down five crime-ridden hotels by having them declared a nuisance. This success led to Emmanuel advocating for licensing requirements to help shutdown “problem” hotels in other parts of the City. Currently, crime in the neighborhoods surrounding these hotels has gone down more than 50%. This policy is now being studied across the nation as a model for other cities to help combat problem hotels and motels.

In 2015, Emmanuel also spent a great deal of time working on the redevelopment of the Morse Road corridor and the reauthorization of the Morse Road Special Improvement District (SID).

Emmanuel works as a Realtor by trade, specializing in the residential market to help buyers realize their dreams. Emmanuel is married to his wife, Liz who is a Columbus City Schools teacher and serves as her school’s current Columbus Education Association (CEA) representative. They have three children enrolled in Columbus City Schools.

Emmanuel is a dedicated public servant and committed to uplifting neighborhoods and residents throughout the Columbus community.