Columbus City Council Selects Shayla Favor to fill vacant seat
Columbus City Council has selected Shayla Favor to fulfill the remainder of the Council term vacated by former member Jaiza Page.
“We are very pleased to have Favor join our team and look forward to the unique perspective she has to offer,” said Council President Shannon Hardin.
“Favor has been a transformative figure in the realm of housing and neighborhood blight in Columbus. She is a civic leader with a deep understanding of what the community needs.”
Favor is an Assistant Attorney for the City of Columbus specializing in zoning. Her body of work includes addressing nuisance properties in the City.
“Eliminating blight gets to the heart of protecting our public safety and improving the quality of life of our residents,” said Favor in her appointment application.
She holds a Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and African American Studies from The Ohio State University.
“I am humbled and excited to continue my service to the community,” said Favor.
“I am ready to get to work for the people of Columbus as your Councilmember.”
This is Council’s first appointment of 2019. Council is scheduled to fill the soon-to-be to vacated seat of President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano on Monday February 25, 2019.
A public hearing on the finalists is tentatively scheduled for February 21.
149 become new Americans in Columbus, Ohio
By Tatiana Bozhinovski
One Hundred and Forty Nine residents of Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, January 17, 2019
took the Naturalization Oath to become American citizens at the Franklin Board of Elections, Columbus, Ohio.
The new Americans came from 22 countries across the world.
The oldest of the 149 that became American citizens at the ceremony was 74 years old while the youngest was 18.
It was celebration and joy at the fully packed hall of the Franklin Board of Election with family members and well wishers.
Bishop Larry Davis holds workshop on filing for 501(c)(3) non-profit Jan. 26
Bishop Larry Davis of Bishop Larry Davis Ministry, BLDM will on Saturday, January 26, 2019 begin a monthly Presentation Workshops on what it takes to file for and become a 501(c)(3) non-profit at the Karl Road Library, Columbus, Ohio at 9.30 am.
The free workshop “will present from “A to Z” on what documentation is required to file for nonprofit status with the IRS” he stated.
According to him, “there is no obligation to do anything after attending. Any action or decisions you make after attending should be based on the vision you have. Nonprofit status is not for everyone. However, it is for some.”
“We will start on time because I value your time as I do mine. Typically, this presentation takes me 40 minutes to give. Depending on the questions after the presentation, the time would obviously be more” he said.