- Elizabeth Brown is in her first term on Columbus City Council, after being elected to the office in November 2015. She chairs the Administration, Economic Development, Education, and Environment Committees.
- Prior to her election, Brown served as the manager of Downtown Economic Development, where she collaborated with local businesses to add jobs and encouraged new businesses to move to Columbus. Brown’s efforts focused especially on job growth and the attraction of residents.
- Brown has experience in nonprofit service, as a graduate of the City Year Americorps program. At City Year, she worked with middle school students to improve literacy and implement service-learning projects in Philadelphia public schools. She has a background in state, federal, and issue politics, as well as in journalism, having been published in New York Magazine, National Public Radio affiliate WOSU, and The Huffington Post.
- Brown and her husband Patrick Katzenmeyer are active members of the community. Brown is formerly on the boards of the YWCA Columbus and of The Center for Balanced Living, a mental health treatment center that specializes in eating disorders. Katzenmeyer is a small-business owner and the treasurer of the board of Wild Goose Creative. They live in the Victorian Village neighborhood of Columbus with their daughter Carolyn.
- Originally born in the Berwick neighborhood of Columbus, Brown was raised in Granville, Ohio. Brown is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in English.
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