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Upcoming area commission meetings will be held in-person at 3639 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43207

Key Details

Meeting Time
6:00pm to 8:00pm
1st Thursday of each month

Neighborhood Pride Center
South Side Neighborhood Pride Center
280 Reeb Avenue
Room 021

In-Person Meeting Location
Columbus Fire Academy
3639 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, OH 43207

NOTICE! Upcoming meeting will be held in-person at the Columbus Fire Academy Auditorium and virtually via Zoom.

All meetings are open to the public.  This meeting will be held in-person and also available virtually.

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Meeting ID: 443 668 9245
Passcode: 43207
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Neighborhood Liaison
Katherine Cull
614-645-5220

Neighborhood Pride Center
South Side Neighborhood Pride Center
280 Reeb Avenue Columbus, OH 43207



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Commissioners


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Vote for your Far South Columbus Area Commissioners

Elections for the slate of Far South Columbus Area Commission candidates will take place on in September 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm at the Columbus Public Library South High Branch. Click here to learn more

Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall conduct business pursuant to the commission rules and shall meet as often as necessary to fulfill its duties as specified in the rules.

Committee Members are:  Delores Richardson, Eileen Neale, Deborah Smith, Summer Sherman

Zoning and Development Regulation

The Zoning Committee receives, reviews, and makes recommendations on all applications for reasoning, variances, and other zoning adjustments in the area.

Developers must first submit requests to the relevant active Civic Association. If there is not an active Civic Association in the area under question, developers may submit requests directly to the Zoning Committee.

Committee Members are: Michael Walker, Co-Chair, Robert Patterson, Co-Chair

Internal Governance

The Government and Legislation Committee shall conduct business pursuant to the commission rules and shall meet as often as necessary to fulfill its duties as specified in the rules.

Committee Members are: Rev. Bonnie Draudt, Chair

Community and Public Safety

The Public Safety Committee conducts research, analysis and recommendations on criminal justice issues. The committee is a liaison to the City Public Safety Division (Police and Fire) and the Franklin County Sherriff’s Department. They also review any city, state or federal plans that affect the area.

Election

The Election Committee shall conduct elections pursuant to the commission’s election rules and shall meet as often as necessary to fulfill its duties as specified in the rules.

The 2020-21 Chairperson of the Election Committee is: Rev. Bonnie Draudt, bonniedraudt@yahoo.com

Economic

The Economic Committee shall conduct business pursuant to the commission rules and shall meet as often as necessary to fulfill its duties as specified in the rules.

Public Outreach

The Public Outreach Committee is responsible for providing residents with updates, sharing available resources, and building a broader audience through the Commission’s website, social media platforms, and other community outreach methods.

Committee Members are: Lori Fisher, Chair
Bonnie Draudt, Becky Walcott


This commission does not have districts.


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Far South News and Updates

  • A public event to promote healthy living on the Far South Columbus will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 10am – 1pm. The event will feature a fresh produce giveaway, live cooking demonstration, line dancing and salsa dancing, activities for kids and residents of all ages. Meet us at the fair! We’ll […]
  • The residents of Cambria Addition can now stand out as a viable community within the Far South Commission area. The signage installed last October will go a long way in recognizing that this community has value.
  • Residents will be notified in advance of any planned interruptions of water service and parking restrictions will be posted with signs along the restricted areas. Access to your driveway, mail service, and trash pick-up will be maintained during the project.
  • At the regular meeting of the Commission on April 7, 2022, a new commissioner was sworn in. Commissioner Sheila Eubanks began serving Far South Columbus area residents.
  • This is a request for a zoning variance for the property located at 3075 South High Street. This application has been tabled indefinitely.
  • ADAMH CFO, Pat McLeon, presented the new mental health crisis center planned in Franklin County at the March meeting. The planned project hopes to break ground this summer on a site just southwest of downtown Columbus. The proposed site is centrally located and will be easily accessible to residents in crisis in far south […]

Far South AC February Meeting Cancelled
The Far South Area Commission cancelled their February 3, 2022 meeting due …
Community Safety Day – October 23, 10-2
Columbus Fire Training Academy, 3639 Parsons Avenue