Greater Hilltop

Map of Area Commission Boundaries

This area commission meets at Briggs Road Baptist Church, 3231 Briggs Road

Key Details

Meeting Time
7:00 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
megreen@columbus.gov


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Commissioners

Rachel Wenning, Chair
Elected Term Expires 2022
r.f.wenning@gmail.com

Shawn Maddox, Treasurer
Elected Term Expires 2022
shawnmaddox.ghac@gmail.com

Zerqa Abid
Appointed Term Expires 2021
GHACPublicSafety@gmail.com

Leah Brudno
Elected Term Expires 2023
brudnoghac@gmail.com

Victoria Klein
Elected Term Expires 2023
victoriakleinghac@gmail.com

Aden Mohamed
Appointed Term Expires 2023
adenmohamed.ghac@gmail.com

Geoffrey Phillips
Elected Term Expires 2021
thehill.geoffrey@outlook.com

Pam Weaver
Elected Term Expires 2021

Daniel Fagan, Vice-Chair
Elected Term Expires 2022
danfaganghac@gmail.com

James White, Secretary
Appointed Term Expires 2022
GHACSecretary@gmail.com

Patrick Barnacle
Elected Term Expires 2022
Hilltop@barnaclelaw.com 

Jennie Keplar
Elected Term Expires 2023
jkeplarghac@gmail.com

Josh Maddox
Elected Term Expires 2021
joshmaddoxghac@yahoo.com

Josh Paxton
Elected Term Expires 2023
jpaxtonghac@gmail.com

Scott Stockman
Elected Term Expires 2021
scottstockman.ghac@gmail.com


Committees

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 – Zerqa Abid, Leah Brudno, Victoria Klein

Finance

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 – Zerqa Abid, Leah Brudno, Daniel Fagan, Jennie Keplar, Josh Maddox, Aden Mohamed, Josh Paxton, Geoffrey Phillips, 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 – Zerqa Abid, Patrick Barnacle, Josh Maddox, James White

Human Services & Education

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

Co-Chair – Aden Mohamed
Co-Chair – James White
Committee Members – Daniel Fagan, Victoria Klein

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 – Daniel Fagan
Committee Members – Josh Maddox, Scott Stockman, James White

Planning & Economic Development

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

Chair – Geoffrey Phillips
Committee Members – Zerqa Abid, Patrick Barnacle, Leah Brudno, Daniel Fagan, Victoria Klein, Josh Paxton

Public Safety

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

Chair – Zerqa Abid
Committee Members – Jennie Keplar, Victoria Klein, Josh Maddox, Aden Mohamed, Pam Weaver

Recreation & Parks

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Co-Chair – Josh Paxton
Co-Chair – James White
Committee Members – Shawn Maddox, Aden Mohamed, Geoffrey Phillips

Zoning

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.

Chair – Patrick Barnacle
Committee Members – Daniel Fagan, Shawn Maddox, Josh Paxton, Geoffrey Phillips, Scott Stockman, Pam Weaver


This commission does not have districts.


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