The Milo-Grogan Area Commission

The purpose of the Milo-Grogan Area Commission is to serve in an advisory capacity to the City of Columbus Administration and City Council and to facilitate communication, understanding, and cooperation between neighborhood groups and city officials by performing those functions and duties set out in Columbus City Code Chapter 3109. The area served by the Commission shall be bounded on the north by Eleventh Avenue to Interstate 71, then south to and easterly along the east-west Conrail tracks which lie south of Bonham Avenue; on the east by north-south Conrail tracks which lie east of Cleveland Avenue; on the south by the east-west Conrail tracks north of the Interstate 670 corridor; and on the west by the north-south Conrail tracks which lie west of Cleveland Avenue.

 

The Commissioners

Charles Thompkins

  • Commissioner - Chair

  • Committee - Zoning/Code; Housing; Parks & Recreation

  • Email - charles.thompkins18@gmail.com

Kamara Willoughby

  • Commissioner - Vice Chair

  • Committee - Public Relations

  • Email - willoughby92@gmail.com

Melissa Thompkins

  • Commissioner - Secretary

  • Committee - Community Service; Public Service; Selection & Rules

  • Email - melissa.thompkins1@gmail.com

Carl Lee

  • Commissioner - Treasurer

  • Committee - Planning

  • Email - carlnlee1@gmail.com

Donald Winbush

  • Commissioner - Sergeant-at-Arms

  • Committee - Zoning/Code

Angelique Sutton

  • Commissioner

  • Email - liveloveangie87@gmail.com

Dorothy Smith

  • Commissioner

  • Committee - Historic Research & Preservation

  • Email - dorthe-dorothy@yahoo.com

Sharon Tanyhill

  • Commissioner

  • Email - S4myTwns@yahoo.com

Patricia Segura

  • Commissioner

  • Committee - Safety

  • Email - psegura85@yahoo.com

Linda Hampton

  • Commissioner

  • Email - linwinggo@gmail.com

Daisy Milner

  • Commissioner


 

City Liaison (Mayors Office) - Lynne LaCour, Interim

  • ldlacour@columbus.gov

Legislative Assistant (City Council) - Stanley Gates II

  • segates@columbus.gov


Description of Area Commission Committees

  • The Executive Committee: All Commissioners and Committee Chairpersons shall serve as the Executive Committee to prepare the agenda for Commission meetings, determine the date and time of any Special Meetings and plan the direction and scope of Commission activities.

  • The Planning Committee: shall review existing pertinent area plans; supervise any intern for the area, if any; and recommend guidelines for the comprehensive economic, commercial and physical development of the Commission area. The Committee shall examine proposed local legislation; monitor the implementation of approved plans and shall develop means for citizen participation in planning which substantially affects the Commission area.

  • The Zoning and Code Enforcement Committee shall regularly receive, review and make recommendations to the Commission on all applications for rezoning, variance, or special permit and zoning appeals pertaining to property wholly or partially within the Commission area based on comparison to the Comprehensive Plan and pertinent area plans, if any.

  • The Community Service Committee shall promote the active cooperation of all segments of the Commission area, including residents, organizations, associations, businesses and institutions.

  • The Public Service Committee shall review the adequacy and operation of public services provided by the City and other public agencies to the Commission Area and recommend priorities and improvements of the same.

  • The Parks and Recreation Committee shall review the adequacy and operation of public services provided by the City and other public agencies and recommend priorities and improvements of the same. In addition, this committee shall recommend community-wide events such as parades or special events to aid in the development of community identity.

  • The Public Relations Committee shall conduct all public relations activities, including but not limited to: establishing media contacts, advertising the existence of the Commission to the area, coordinating news releases, newsletters and correspondence, and any other duties as requested by the Commission. The committee shall report monthly as to the means used for meeting notification.

  • The Historic Research and Preservation Committee shall encourage and support historic and preservation issues within the area and research and document the physical and social history of the area. Requests for demolition shall be reviewed and monitored by the committee and recommendations shall be made to the Commission.

  • The Selection and Rules Committee shall review and recommend any amendments to the By-Laws and shall recommend MGA Citizens for nomination to fill vacancies on the Commission. The Chairperson of this committee shall act as Parliamentarian of the Commission.