Columbus City Council President Andrew J. Ginther has announced the process to fill the seat being vacated by Councilmember Hearcel F. Craig, whose resignation from Council will take effect Wednesday, December 31st, so that he may begin his service as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives.
In a memo to city councilmembers, President Ginther outlined the appointment process and announced that applications for the seat will be accepted beginning today. Applicants must submit eight (8) copies of a resume and a narrative of no more than 500 words describing the greatest challenges and opportunities facing Columbus. Application materials must be accepted and time-stamped by the office of the Columbus City Clerk in City Hall, 90 West Broad Street, Room 231, Columbus, OH 43215 by Friday, December 12th, at 12pm.
Finalists selected for interviews should anticipate meeting with all councilmembers on Thursday, January 8th, or Friday, January 9th. A Council vote on the appointment is tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 12th. The first meeting for the new member of Council would be Monday, January 26th. There is no meeting on January 19th.