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STANDING COMMITTEES

Committee assignments and reporting departments, divisions and agencies.  Ordinances, resolutions and initiatives are typically assigned to a standing committee in accordance with the following:

NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE

Chair: President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano
Committee Members: Remy, Tyson and Hardin 
Contact:  Kevin McCain in Councilmember Stinziano's office

  • Department of Neighborhoods: Neighborhood Pride, Community Relations Commission, Area Commissions and Neighborhood Liaisons 

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE 

Chair: President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano  
Committee Members: M. Brown, Page, and Hardin
Contact:   Kevin McCain  in Councilmember Stinziano's office 

  • Department of Technology: Director’s office; citywide technology infrastructure, Columbus government television, information services, web, telephone, and mail services, and telecommunications advancements. 
  • Neighborhoods Department: 311 Call Center

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMITTEE 

Chair: President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano  
Committee Members: Page, M. Brown and Hardin 
Contact:  Kevin McCain in Councilmember Stinziano's office

  • Department of Public Utilities: Director's Office and Divisions of Power, Sewerage and Drainage, and Water. Services include drinking water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, municipal power, and maintenance of city-owned streetlights, power lines, water lines, and storm water, sanitary and combined sewer systems.

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Chair: Councilmember Elizabeth Brown 
Committee Members: Page, Remy and Hardin              
Contact:  Kelsey Ellingsen in Councilmember Brown's office

  • City Auditor: Income tax; bond and note sales
  • City Treasurer: Banking, lockbox contracts, etc. 
  • Department of Finance and Management: Director’s office, including the Divisions of Facilities Management and Construction Management; Asset Management, including Real Estate and Fleet Management; Financial Management Division, including Purchasing, Budget, Performance Management; grants and capital improvements.

RECREATION AND PARKS COMMITTEE  

Chair: Councilmember Elizabeth Brown
Committee Members: Page, M. Brown and Hardin 
Contact:  Kelsey Ellingsen in Councilmember Brown's office

  • Recreation & Parks Department: Director’s Office, including Division of Golf, Planning and Design; Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE     

Chair: Councilmember Elizabeth Brown 
Committee Members: Page, Stinziano and Hardin             
Contact:   Kelsey Ellingsen in Councilmember Brown's office 

  • Department of Education: Director’s office; policy, initiatives and strategies related to education, including evaluation of education programs, performance measures, and goals; City partnerships with Columbus City Schools and all schools serving Columbus residents.

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE 

Chair: Councilmember Mitchell J. Brown 
Committee Members: Tyson, Page and Hardin 
Contact:  Denise Friend Foster in Councilmember Brown's office 

  • Department of Public Safety: Director's Office and Divisions of Police, Fire and Support Services, including Weights & Measures and Licensing.
  • City Attorney: Police Legal Advisor, Prosecutor Division, Zone Initiative 
  • Other: Collective bargaining agreements and salary ordinances for safety personnel. 

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 

Chair: Councilmember Mitchell J. Brown 
Committee Members: Stinziano, Tyson and Hardin
Contact:   Denise Friend Foster  in Councilmember Brown's office  

  • Office of the Mayor: Office of Veterans’ Affairs. 
  • Department of Development: Veterans’ housing. 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE

Chair: Councilmember Jaiza Page 
Committee Members: E. Brown, Stinziano and Hardin              
Contact:   Rolanda Hampton in Councilmember Page's office

  • Department of Development: Legislation and initiatives related to the Director’s Office, including the Division of Planning (i.e. residential and neighborhood development issues, area plans, neighborhood and land use/management plans, annexations, and commercial overlays); job creation, downtown and regional economic development; economic development incentives (tax abatements, Enterprise Zone Agreements, TIFs); economic development agreements (EDAs); Tax Incentive Review Council (TIRC); CRAs (including residential CRAs); regionalization and shared services, intergovernmental cooperative agreements, small business incentives, small business and technology incubators (e.g. ECDI, Columbus State SBDC, Rev1, etc.); special improvement districts (SIDs).
  • Department of Building and Zoning Services: administration
  • Department of Finance & Management: Consolidated Plan, including CDBG funds.
  • Mayor's Office of Diversity and Inclusion

HOUSING COMMITTEE  

Chair: Councilmember Jaiza Page 
Committee Members: Tyson, Remy and Hardin 
Contact:   Rolanda Hampton in Councilmember Page's office 

  • Department of Development: Divisions of Housing and Code Enforcement; land bank parcel conveyances; demolition assessments and code enforcement; Historic Preservation Office; Housing Services; Affordable Housing Trust Fund; fair housing.

JUDICIARY & COURT ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE 

Chair: Councilmember Jaiza Page
Committee Members: Tyson, Stinziano and Hardin 
Contact:   Rolanda Hampton in Councilmember Page's office 

  • City Attorney: Administration, Civil Division, Claims Division, Real Estate Division, and settlements. 
  • Municipal Court Judges
  • Municipal Court Clerk

PUBLIC SERVICE & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 

Chair: Councilmember Emmanuel Remy
Committee Members: M. Brown, E. Brown and Hardin
Contact:   Erin Gibbons in Councilmember Hardin's office

  • Department of Public Service: Director's Office, and Divisions of Traffic Management, Design and Construction, Infrastructure Management, and Parking Services.

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE     

Chair: Councilmember Emmanuel Remy 
Committee Members: Stinziano, E. Brown and Hardin              
Contact:   Erin Gibbons in Councilmember Hardin's office

  • Mayor’s Office of Environmental Stewardship: multi-departmental initiatives focused on reducing impact on the environment, including internal and external partnerships and select programs which promote conservation, green development, renewable energy and alternative transportation; Get Green Columbus. 
  • Department of Public Service: Division of Refuse Collection; RecyColumbus, Keep Columbus Beautiful.
  • Department of Development: Green Columbus Fund
  • Other: Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio; Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC): Center for Energy & Environment.

ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE 

Chair: Councilmember Emmanuel Remy  
Committee Members: E. Brown, Tyson and Hardin              
Contact:   Erin Gibbons in Councilmember Hardin's office 

  • City Council: City Clerk
  • Human Resources Department: Divisions of Labor Relations, including Drug Free Workplace, Occupational Health and Safety, Citywide Training and Employee Development, Employee Resources, and Employee Benefits & Risk Management; employee compensation, salary ordinances and collective bargaining agreements for non-safety related city personnel; authorized strength ordinances; Employee Assistance Program. 
  • Civil Service Commission

ZONING COMMITTEE 

Chair: Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson
Committee Members:  All members of council 
Contact:   Nicole Harper in Councilmember Tyson's office

  • Development of Building and Zoning Services: Rezonings and variances; land use.

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE  

Chair: Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson
Committee Members: Remy, E. Brown and Hardin
Contact:   Nicole Harper in Councilmember Tyson's office

  • Department of Development: Grants, Emergency Human Services Fund, social service contracts.  
  • Health Department: Divisions of Infectious Diseases, Planning & Preparedness, Environmental Health, Community Health, Maternal/Child Health; Occupational Health &  Safety. 
  • Office of the Mayor: Homeless advocacy 
  • Community Shelter Board 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 

Chair: Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson
Committee Members: Remy, M. Brown and Hardin
Contact:   Nicole Harper in Councilmember Tyson's office

  • Department of Development: Legislation and initiatives related to job training, career and technical education, job placement, skill development and internship programs (i.e. Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio and OhioMeansJobs)

RULES & REFERENCE COMMITTEE 

Chair: Council President Shannon Hardin
Committee Members: E. Brown, Page and Stinziano 
Contact:   Zachary Davidson in Council President Hardin's office

  • All Departments: Approval and placement of legislation on the agenda; Columbus City Code changes; Mayor’s appointments