Greater Hilltop

Map of Area Commission Boundaries

This area commission meets at the Hilltop Branch of the Columbus Library, 511 S. Hague Avenue.

The 2022 Selection Packets are HERE!

We want YOU for the Greater Hilltop Area Commission! We hope you’ll consider running for a seat to be a voice for the Hilltop.

There will be four open seats for a three-year term starting in January, 2023. Any resident over the age of 18 is eligible to run. If 5 or more candidates submit petitions, there will be an election on Saturday, October 1. Email with any questions. Selection packets are DUE AUGUST 30th, 2022.

Columbus Capital Investment Form

City Council invites residents to share input on the needs in their areas by using theĀ 2022 Columbus Capital Investment Input Form, which will empower City Council and departments to do the most with their input.

Key Details

Meeting Time
6:30 pm
1st Tuesday of each month

Neighborhood Pride Center
West Side Neighborhood Pride Center
1186 West Broad Street

Neighborhood Liaison
Melissa Green, 614-328-6034

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Daniel Fagan, Chair
Elected Term Expires 2022

Shawn Maddox, Treasurer
Elected Term Expires 2022

Patrick Barnacle
Elected Term Expires 2022 

Leah Brudno
Elected Term Expires 2023

Kayla Davis
Appointed Term Expires 2023

Jennie Keplar
Elected Term Expires 2023

Victoria Klein
Elected Term Expires 2023

Josh Paxton
Elected Term Expires 2023

James White, Vice-Chair
Appointed Term Expires 2022

Rachel Wenning, Secretary
Elected Term Expires 2022

Victoria Bates-Frye
Elected Term Expires 2024

Simon Dallas
Elected Term Expires 2024

Adhanet Kifle
Elected Term Expires 2024

Josh Maddox
Elected Term Expires 2024

Malik Moore
Appointed Term Expires 2024


Community Relations

The Community Relations Committee is responsible for maintaining the GHAC web presence, ensuring document/ video archives remain organized and available, promoting the Hilltop, and ensuring residents are aware of what the Commission is working on. The Committee aims to increase resident participation in the Commission and ensure their voices are heard.

Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:00 P.M.

Co-Chair – Jennie Keplar
Co-Chair – Josh Maddox
Committee Members – Victoria Bates-Frye, Leah Brudno, Malik Moore


The Finance Committee is made up of all Committee Chairs and meets to discuss the Commission’s budget.

Meetings are held on an ad hoc basis as needed.

Chair – Shawn Maddox
Committee Members – Patrick Barnacle, Leah Brudno, Adhanet Kifle, Victoria Klein, Josh Maddox, Josh Paxton, Rachel Wenning, James White

Government & Legislation

The Government and Legislation Committee oversees annual GHAC elections, including setting the election date, distributing and collecting candidate packets, and ensuring that elections are run fairly and smoothly. This committee works with other Area Commission committees as needed to propose and create changes to the Area Commission bylaws.

Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 P.M.

Co-Chair – Leah Brudno
Co-Chair – Jennie Keplar
Committee Members – Adhanet Kifle, Josh Maddox, Rachel Wenning

Human Services & Education

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Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 P.M.

Chair – James White
Committee Members – Victoria Bates-Frye, Simon Dallas, Victoria Klein, Malik Moore

Liquor Permit

The Liquor Permit Review Committee collects information on the permits issued, pending and with violations in the Greater Hilltop to share with residents of the Greater Hilltop and the Area Commission.  The committee helps inform residents of the permit process and the opportunities to bring concerns forward regarding issuance, transfer, and renewal of permits.  The Committee seeks input from and collaborates with residents and neighborhood groups when written concerns and in-person testimony are needed to support the denial or conditional approval of permits. 

Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M. The Liquor Permit Review Committee meets at least once a month during the months of June through February or at the discretion of the Committee Chair or Area Commission Chair.  Meetings will occur at a regularly established time, date, and location.  The Committee will provide a report of its business at each subsequent meeting of the full Area Commission. 

Chair – Rachel Wenning
Committee Members – Victoria Bates-Frye, Josh Maddox, James White

Planning & Economic Development

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Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M.

Co-Chair – Simon Dallas
Co-Chair – Victoria Klein
Committee Members – Patrick Barnacle, Kayla Davis, Josh Paxton, James White

Public Safety

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Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M.

Co-Chair – Adhanet Kifle
Co-Chair – Malik Moore
Committee Members – Kayla Davis, Jennie Keplar, Victoria Klein

Recreation & Parks

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Chair – Josh Paxton
Committee Members – Shawn Maddox, James White


The Zoning Committee is responsible for reviewing Zoning changes filed with the City and making a recommendation to the Full Commission. Applicants and/or a representative must attend the meetings to present an overview and any special circumstances to support their application.

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M.

Co-Chair – Patrick Barnacle
Co-Chair – Rachel Wenning
Committee Members – Leah Brudno, Simon Dallas, Adhanet Kifle, Shawn Maddox

This commission does not have districts.

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