Breakout Sessions #1August 23, 2018
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Commissioner Marilyn Brown knows that every resident of Franklin County deserves a high quality of life, built on the cornerstones of inclusive economic development and social justice.
Marilyn is committed to advancing policies and actions that create and retain good jobs for Franklin County residents as the surest path to a strong safety net and a solid foundation for our kids. Her focus on economic development includes workforce readiness so that these jobs are filled by Franklin County residents, including those who face challenges to sustainable-wage employment.
Marilyn works closely with the County’s Department of Economic Development, Chambers of Commerce, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), and others to attract new jobs and retain existing jobs here in Franklin County. She is a former Board Chair at MORPC, and serves on the Boards of Columbus 2020 and the US Global Leadership Coalition. In 2016, Marilyn was honored to receive the Ohio Minority Business Enterprise (Ohio MBE) Frank W. Watson Advocacy award.