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Become A Commissioner

Candidate for Commissioner Guidelines

The purpose of the Candidate for Commissioner Guidelines is to help candidates for Commissioner to become knowledgeable of rules and regulations governing the Commission as well as the Commission's ability and limitation to contribute and support community initiatives.


Therefore, a candidate must satisfy the following four (4) factors to be eligible for selection as Commissioner.

  • Has the candidate attended at least three (3) meetings of the Commission?
  • Has the candidate expressed interest in the work of the Commission as well as the community issues or service?
  • Is there a vacancy within the candidate's geographic District or at large commissioner?
  • Has the candidate read, understood, agreed to abide by the Commission's Communication Policy and Conduct Guidelines?

Start Here...

In addition to our About Us page, our flyer will tell you a little more about the Far East Area Commission and all that we do.

Attend

Attended at least three (3) meetings of the Commission.

Express

Express an interest in the work of the Commission as well as the community issues or service.

Check

Check for a vacancy within your geographic District or at large commissioner.  A map and breakdown of District boundaries, and a breakdown of Commissioner seats can be found to the right.

Ready?

If there is a vacant seat in your district, you do not need to wait for an election month to become a Commissioner.  If seeking to fill a vacant Commission seat during a non election month by appointment, October-August, the Far East Area Commission will review your submitted Election Signature Form during the next regular scheduled meeting and take a vote to appoint or not appoint you as a commissioner to the Far East Area Commission.  Commissioners appointed will hold that seat ONLY until the next election, at which time your position as a Commissioner and the remainder of your term will be up for re-election.  Upon a favorable vote, you will then serve the remainder of your seat's term.  This is to ensure the public has a vote in all Commission seats. 


If seeking a seat up for election in September, please be sure to complete and submit the Election Signature Form in PDF form, to the Far East Area Commission via the link below by August 22rd at 11:59pm.


If ready, please continue to the Bylaws, Conduct Guidelines, Communications Policy and Signature Form sections below.

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 22, 2022 at 11:59pm if seeking election in September.

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 below by August 22nd, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Submit!

Before submitting a completed Commissioner Profile & Election Signature Form, please make sure you have followed each of the steps above to include reading and understanding the Far East Area Commission Bylaws, Conduct Guidelines, and Communications Policy.


Please complete the Signature Form and submit it to the Far East Area Commission, in PDF form, via the link below by August 22rd at 11:59pm if seeking election in September.

When you hit the submit button below, an email window will open (you may need to allow pop ups from this website). Please make sure that both the Commissioner Profile & Election Signature Form, are completed in their entirety and have been attached to your email before hitting send.

Submit Completed Commissioner Profile & Election Signature Form

FEAC Districts Map

District I Boundaries:

North: City of Columbus City Limits

East: City of Columbus City Limits

South: City of Columbus City Limits

West: Center Line of Outerbelt Street

District III Boundaries:

North: Center Line of East Main Street

East: City of Columbus City Limits/Center Line of Brice/Gender Rd

South: Center Line of the Conrail Railway

West: Center Line of the Big Walnut Creek

District II Boundaries:

North: City of Columbus City Limits

East: Center Line of Outerbelt St/City of Columbus City Limits

South: Center Line of East Main Street

West: Center Line of the Big Walnut Creek

District IV Boundaries:

North: City of Columbus City Limits

East: City of Columbus City Limits

South: Center Line of the Conrail Railway

West: Center Line of Brice/Gender Rd

The Far East Area Commission Has 11 Commission Seats

The Far East Area Commission has 

8 regular commissioner seats: 2 for each district and 

3 at large seats: 1 for religious, 1 for education, and 1 for business.

Seat #

# 1

# 2

# 3

# 4

# 5

# 6

# 7

# 8

# 9   Religion 

# 10 Education 

# 11  Business 

District

# 2

# 4

# 3

# 4

-

# 3

-

-

N/A

N/A

N/A

Held By

Keith Dodley

Summer Moynihan

Susan Johnson

Larry Marshall

Vacant

Gene Tyree

Vacant

Vacant

Darrell Holmes


Jennifer Chamberlain

Term Expires

Dec 2024

Dec 2024

Dec 2024

Dec 2022

Dec 2022

Dec 2022

Dec 2023

Dec 2023

Dec 2022

Dec 2023

Dec 2024

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!  

Contact Us

Join Our Mailing List!

If you would like to be added to our email list, please fill out the form to the right.  


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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

(Active July-September)

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.  Susan Johnson, Chair
  2.  Summer Moynihan
  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