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Abdelbaki, Hana


First Term, effective October 2020 – June 30, 2025 “Even though I came to the United States equipped with a college degree and fluent in English, I still faced a…

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Elaine Alicea

Alicea, Elaine

Term effective June 12, 2023-June 30, 2026 "I have a Bachelor's in Communication from OSU specializing in interracial and interpersonal communication. I have spent the last five years working with…

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Carvalho, Deborah


Filling an unexpired term, effective October 1, 2020 – June 30, 2024 "My family and I immigrated from Kenya in 2000. Moving to a place that offered security, great neighborhoods,…

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El-Hennawy, Farida


First Term, effective October 2020 – June 30, 2025 “A core part of who I am is a member of the community. A person can only thrive when you build…

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Monica Lee

Lee, Monica

First term, effective July 1, 2024-June 30, 2028 "I am a Family Nurse Practitioner...currently practicing in a Primary Care Office, located on the west side of Columbus, where a large…

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Mohamed, Sumia


Filling an unexpired term, effective July 1, 2024–June 30, 2026 "Since choosing Upper Arlington as my home eight years ago, I volunteered extensively both in our schools and throughout our…

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Sayat, Jason


First Term, effective October 2020 – June 30, 2026 “I have always had a vested interest in promoting awareness and promotion of inclusiveness, equality and cohesion in our community [As…

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Schoeny, Steven

UA Staff

Steve joined the City as City Manager in September 2019. He has lived in UA for over 15 years and is actively involved in various Upper Arlington youth sports programs,…

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Speight, Emma

UA Staff

Emma is the Community Affairs Director for the City, leading the City's communications and community relations programming. Originally from the U.K, she moved to the United States in 1990, and…

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Theaker, Brent


Filling an unexpired term, effective October 1, 2020 – June 30, 2024 "Having been heavily involved in the community (UACA President, Board Member and Fourth of July Planning Committee), I…

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Warner, Howard


First Term, effective October 2020 – June 30, 2025 “[As Executive Director for the Ohio State Barber Board] I had contact with many people from all over the world that…

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The Community Relations Committee’s purpose is to promote understanding, mutual respect and a sense of belonging among all residents to affirm the value of each individual and foster a culture of shared community. It will work to identify, encourage and facilitate programs and activities that support the following primary goals and objectives:

Welcome  |  Connect  |  Belong
Educate  |  Inform  |  Enlighten
Gather  |  Share  |  Celebrate

To help them in their work, the Committee will welcome and encourage meeting attendance and participation in initiatives from residents and civic entities engaged in diversity, equity and inclusion education and training opportunities, community programs and events.



Meeting Agenda Packets

2024 Meeting Schedule

Community Relations Committee Meetings typically begin at 4 pm and are held in the Lower Level Meeting Room of the Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road.

  • Thursday, January 25
  • Thursday, February 22
  • Thursday, April 25
  • Thursday, May 23
  • Thursday, June 27
  • Thursday, July 25
  • Thursday, August 22
  • Thursday, September 26
  • Thursday, October 24
  • Thursday, November 21


Meeting minutes can be found on our Archives Portal link.

A recording of each meeting is maintained until the Community Relations Committee has approved the meeting minutes.

Community Relations Committee meetings frequently include presentations on topics of relevance to the work of the committee. Visit the Resources Section to view videos and materials from these presentations.


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