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Meet North Linden Area Commissioner Jasmine Ayres

Jasmine was born and raised on Columbus’s North side. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Wake Forest University in North Carolina and a master’s degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Since returning to Columbus she has coached football at Northland High School, helped register over 20,000 people to vote, and ran for Columbus City Council. She has recently worked as a youth outreach specialist for the Huckleberry House and Policy Liaison for Policy Matters Ohio. She also serves as the Community Engagement Officer for the Community of Caring Development Foundation, the development arm of New Salem Baptist church, where she has attended since she was 4 years old.

Jasmine is currently working as the Lead Organizer for Cohear, a Community Engagement and Strategy Company.