Meet The Far East Area Commission Commissioners
We are volunteers committed to empowering our residents, strengthening our neighborhoods, and protecting our community.
I am a native of Youngstown, Ohio. Married to Jonathan M Chamberlain with a daughter, Charlotte. I moved to Columbus in 1992 to attend The Ohio State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and Master of Architecture. Fundamental experience includes residential, commercial tenant improvement, educational facilities, and medical office space with emphasis in Building Code and zoning & design and planning. I am currently self-employed as a Consultant.
My community service began in 2008 as Coordinator of the Cedar Run Block Watch, and later the Cedar Run Civic Association. Currently I am a board member for the East Columbus Business Association. I am the Co-Creator and Chair of Far East Area Commission and currently sit on the Advisory Council Board for the Shepherds Corner Ecology Center.
District IV/Communication & Outreach Committee Chair
I grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio and joined the Air Force in 1999. I left the AF a disabled veteran and my husband and I moved back to Ohio from Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. We purchased a home on the far east side of Columbus, Ohio in 2003 and in 2005 we welcomed our daughter into our lives. I have worked as a transcriber for an insurance adjusting firm and a BMV clerk, and I am the creator and Coordinator for the Tussing Block Watch. I have served on the planning committee for the Neighborhood Best Practices Conference, as a member of the Far East Area Commission Task Force, and on the Coalition for a Nonviolent Columbus. I spend much of my time volunteering as a Girl Scout Troop Leader, a trained CERT member, a mentor with Children’s Services, with the Firefighters 4 Kids Toy Drive, with Friends 4 Life Animal Haven Rescue, assisting with wild animal rescue and rehabilitation, and as the coordinator for the Peeps 4 Pumpkin Search Group. I am also an alumni member of the Columbus Citizen’s Police Academy and Save A Warrior. In 2011 I was awarded both the Jefferson Award for my leadership of the Tussing Block Watch and the Columbus Police Department’s Meritorious Pubic Service Award for coordinating the 2011 National Night Out Kick Off for the City of Columbus, and in 2016 I was awarded the Pickerington Education Association's Friend of Education Award for my volunteer work with the Pickerington School District. When I'm not busy with community work, I love to travel with my family, kayak, snorkel, hike, dig for crystals in Arkansas, and visit our state and national parks.
District III/Health & Wellness Committee Chair
Far East Clergy/Transportation Committee Chair
District IV/Zoning Committee Chair
I am a native of Bloomington Indiana, but moved to Columbus in 1969, before being transferred to Cleveland with my job, moving back to Columbus in 2003. I attended college at Indiana University and was a Sgt in the Air Force Reserves. I have been a Maître’D and Sous-Chef 4 Star Restaurant Columbus, Indiana and then Manager of Gourmet Restaurant (George and the Dragon) with a Four Star Menu in Cincinnati at age 21. I have over 40 years experience in Property Casualty Insurance and I am currently semi retired working part time for Allstate. My past community involvement includes Chair of the Brunswick Ohio Chamber of Commerce Golf outing, Committee member for both the 14/20th Precinct 2010 National Night out Kickoff and the CPD 2011 National Night Out Kickoff, member of the Columbus Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, Chair Grants Committee and member of the Coalition for Nonviolent Columbus, Panelist 2015 U.S. Department of Justice National Initiative Building Community Trust and Justice, and emcee for Mayor Ginthers introduction to the Far East Community 2017. I am currently a member Tussing Block Watch, volunteer for the Firefighters 4 Kids Toy Drive, the organizer of “Blue Christmas” Christmas Dinner for 14/20th Officers”, Chair for the Zoning Committee Far East Area, Commission, a trained volunteer for the FEMA and Homeland Security Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
District III/Election Committee Chair
District II/Planning & Development Committee Chair
I was born and raised here in Columbus OH, and am a graduate of Columbus East High School. I joined the US Army in 1986 serving in many locations throughout the United States, Germany, Korea, and Iraq, with multiple MOS’s I served as a Military Police Officer for 24years. I attended Grantham Univ. and retired in 2016 with 30 years of service.
After retirement, I rejoined with workforce as a Federal Police Officer for 2 years, until diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. I then started a nonprofit, Teacher of Men, assisting men and their families with the entire process of Prostate Cancer. I currently work for the Federal Government in logistics, supporting our military thought-out the world. I am an active member of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, Masonic lodge #7, and The Men of Courage. These organizations allow me to work within the communities’ through-out Columbus. As part of Men of Courage org. we mentor young men throughout the state of Ohio. I enjoy being an active member of The First Church of God in Christ, and Men of Valor ministry. During, my free time I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, parents, golf and fishing.