Columbus City Council established area Commissions in the early 1970s. The purpose of an area commission is to act as a liaison between neighborhood groups, property owners, residents, developers and city officials.
We encourage individuals residing and/or working within a region being served by an area commission to become involved with the commission and in making the decisions affecting Columbus neighborhoods. If an area commission is not currently serving your area of residence or work, and if the area meets the designation criteria, you may petition City Council for the establishment of a commission area. If you have questions concerning area commissions or about the process involved in the creation of an area commission, please refer to the Columbus City Code information links below.
3109 - Details Establishment Criteria, functions, duties and powers
3111 - Details each Area Commission