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Become A Commissioner

Our flyer will tell you a little more about the Far East Area Commission and all that we do.

Please look over the Far East Area Commission bylaws as they outline FEAC districts, 8 elected commission seats, 3 at large commission seats, commissioner qualifications and how we are expected to carry out area commission business.

Please look over the Far East Area Commission Conduct Guidelines as they outline the values commissioners must uphold as they carry out area commission business.

Please look over the Far East Area Commission Communications Policy as it outlines how the commission provides reliable information through a centralized process involving specific media and social media platforms; and how we make sure that information from the Commission is accurate and trustworthy.

Please complete the Commissioner Profile form and submit it to the Far East Area Commission, in PDF form, via the link to the right by August 23, 2021 at 11:59pm.

Each potential candidate must submit a petition containing valid signatures of at least fifteen persons, age eighteen or older, who reside, work or own property, or have affiliation with non profit in the Far East Area Commission Area.  Please complete the Signature Form and submit it to the Far East Area Commission, in PDF form, via the link to the right by August 23, 2021 at 11:59pm. 

Still Have Questions?  If you are interested in being a Commissioner and still have questions about the process or what is required please contact us.  We are here to help make this as easy as possible and we will be glad to help you navigate the process!  

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Before submitting a completed Commissioner Profile & Election Signature Form, please make sure you have read and understand the Far East Area Commission Bylaws, Conduct Guidelines, and Communications Policy.


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Join A Committee

How to Join A Committee:

  • Please use our contact form to let us know you if are interested in joining a committee.
  • Those interested in joining a committee need to attend 2 full Far East Area Commission meetings, before their request to join a committee will be considered.  Appointment to a committee will occur at the prospective committee member's 3rd meeting, if the Chairperson so chooses to appoint them, and a majority vote of Commission members is received.
  • The Chairperson shall appoint Commission members to standing committees giving due consideration to their individual preferences and subject to approval by a majority vote of the Commission members.
  • The Chairperson may appoint non-members to Commission committees, subject to approval by a majority vote of the Commission members. Non-member appointed shall have full voting privileges in all proceedings of the committee to which they are appointed. The number of non-members on any committee shall not exceed the number of Commission members appointed.
  • Committee members shall serve at the pleasure of the Chairperson and their appointments shall expire at the next annual meeting.
Article VII. Committees of the Far East Area Commission Bylaws

Building 

& Zoning

Works with city officials receiving in all applications for new, rehabilitation and reuse of existing buildings.  They prepare all paperwork for these applications for

Commissioners to review and then vote on at Commission meetings.

Committee Members

  1.  Larry Marshall, Chair
  2.  Darrell Holmes
  3.  
  4.  

Planning & Development

Will work to undertake plans and projects that will enhance our neighborhoods, districts, and precincts. We will look at trends and patterns, trying to

encourage growth and new business.


Committee Members

  1.  Keith Dodley, Chair
  2.  

Communication, Outreach & Technology

Will work to maintain our communication via webpage and Facebook. They will develop strategies for working with businesses, community groups, and neighborhoods to promote the Area Commission and seek input on communities wants and needs.

Committee Members

  1.  Summer Moynihan, Chair


Election

(In session)

Will work toward the end goal of providing the Commission and community with all necessary materials for the election. They will provide information to the public on nomination procedure, election procedure, election time and location contingent with the Commission’s bylaws.





 

Committee Members

  1. Darrell Holmes, Chair
  2. Gene Tyree
  3. Alexandra Hokans

Transportation

The Transportation committee looks at the impact an increasing population density has on our roads, sidewalks and freeways, and how they impact safety and commute within the FEAC boundaries; in addition to disparities within different neighborhoods as it relates to shared use paths, street lighting, and other transportation safety concerns.  Will work with the City of Columbus and Ohio Department of Transportation and commute safety oriented programs to address these concerns.

Committee Members

  1.  Darrell Holmes, Chair
  2.  Larry Marshall
  3.  
  4.  

Health & Wellness

Will work to build supporting partnerships with City of Columbus, statewide public health, and outside health and wellness programs, in an effort to bring health and wellness workshops directly to FEAC communities; look at our aging population and how we can connect them with social services within the FEAC boundaries; and assess the need for adequate healthcare services and health care facilities within the FEAC boundaries.

Committee Members

  1.  Gene Tyree, Chair
  2.  Susan Johnson
  3.  
  4.  

Roles & Responsibilities of Officers

Chair

  • Provide leadership to and manage organization, ensuring organization fulfills its legal and financial obligations and individual members fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Facilitate communication and decision-making within the organization.
  • Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Convening and facilitating meetings
    • Providing accountability regarding attendance and other individual member commitments

Vice Chair

  • Helps to provide leadership to and manage organization, ensuring organization fulfills its legal and financial obligations and individual members fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Helps to facilitate communication and decision-making within the organization.
  • Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Performs Chair responsibilities when the Chair cannot be available
    • Reports to the Chair
    • Works closely with the Chair and other officers
    • Participates closely with the Chair to develop and implement officer transition plans
    • Performs other responsibilities as assigned by the commission

Secretary

  • Establish and oversee sound practices for documentation and effective procedures for organization communication.
  • Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Oversee the recording and distribution of meeting minutes
    • Keeping records of all official communication (including but not limited meeting minutes) and official and/or legal organizational documents, such as bylaws
    • Ensuring bylaws, articles of incorporation and other key documents are up to date, and that commission resolutions are integrated

Treasurer

  • Provide financial oversight and monitor the financial health of the organization.
  • Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Overseeing, in coordination with the Chair: the creation, presentation and monitoring of the annual budget; the timely and accurate completion of the organization’s fiscal forms and annual audit; the creation and distribution of financial reports prior to meetings
    • Presenting financial information to the organization and being available for questions
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