Commission Recruiting New Members for Committees

June 27, 2016
Contact: Libby Wetherholt—614.267.4998
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—(Columbus, Ohio). The Clintonville Area
Commission is recruiting new members for its committees for the 2016-2017
term. The Commission has four standing committees: Planning & Development,
Zoning & Variance, Historic Buildings Preservation, and Election. Information
regarding the standing committees is set forth in the Commission’s bylaws, which
are available at The
commission also, at this time, has one special committee, the Technology
Committee. Members of the committees are volunteers and serve 1-year terms,
beginning the first Thursday of August.

Clintonville residents interested in joining one of the Commission’s committees
may submit a letter of interest via email to by 5 pm on Monday, July 18.
The letter should include: mailing address, phone contact information, the
specific committee(s) of interest, as well as a brief statement regarding your
background or reason for interest in the committees. Resumes are not
necessary but may be submitted.

About the Clintonville Area Commission.. The Clintonville Area Commission was
empowered in 1974 by the Columbus City Charter to represent the Clintonville
community in the discussion of community cocerns. By City code, the purpose of
the Commission is to “…afford additional voluntary citizen participation in the
decision making in an advisory capacity and to facilitate communications,
understanding and cooperation between neighborhood groups, city officials and

Dana Bagwell Resigns From Z&V Chair

Dana Bagwell announced via email today that she is resigning from her position as chair of the Zoning and Variance Committee effective immediately. Current CAC Chairman, Kris Keller, is appointing long term Z&V member Stephen Hardwick as Acting Chair of the committee.  Hardwick will serve at least until August.  A new Z&V Chairperson for the 2016-2017 year will be nominated at the  8/4 CAC meeting by the new CAC Chair who will be elected at the 7/7 CAC meeting.

Special June 23 CAC Meeting

Please note that there will be a special meeting of the Clintonville Area Commission on Thursday June 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Clinton Heights Lutheran Church.  The agenda for the meeting will be a discussion about officers and committee chairs for the 2016-2017 commission. This is an exploratory meeting only. No other business will be considered at this meeting and no final votes will be taken regarding these positions. The final votes on these positions will take place at the regular meeting on July 7th.  This meeting is open to the public.

CAC Candidates Biographies And Election Information.


Press Release: April 28, 2016

Clintonville Area Commission Election Committee: Announcement of Candidates

The Election Committee of the Clintonville Area Commission is proud to announce the certified

petition and write-in candidates for the 2016 election.


In District 3, the candidate is current commissioner Libby Wetherholt. Ms. Wetherholt is a life-

long resident of Franklin County. She earned her bachelor’s of music education and master of

arts degrees from The Ohio State University. She spent her career as an intervention specialist

for Dublin City Schools.


Ms. Wetherholt and her husband Karl have been Clintonville residents since 1985 and raised

their son and daughter here. Both of their children attended Clinton Elementary and Clintonville

Academy. Ms. Wetherholt currently supervises student teachers for Ashland University. She is

very active at Broad Street Presbyterian Church. Other volunteer activities include serving on a

board at COSI and with her college fraternity and being a member at the Clintonville Woman’s



The District 6 candidate is current commissioner Randy Ketchum. Mr. Ketchum was born in

Clintonville and has lived here continuously since 1981. He is widowed with an adult son

who is a Lutheran pastor in northwest Ohio.


Mr. Ketchum has a college degree in journalism with a specialization in public relations.  He

worked as a public relations staff specialist at Rockefeller Center, Inc., New York City, but spent

the majority of his professional career directing public relations for Children's Hospital in

Columbus. In addition to the Clintonville Area Commission, his other community interests

include the Kiwanis Club of Northern Columbus, Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, and

volunteering for the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center



Christopher J. Allwein,  a write-in candidate, resides in District 8 with his wife, Elisabeth, and

their three children. They are life-long residents of Columbus and have lived in Clintonville since



Mr. Allwein is an energy and utility law attorney. He is an of counsel at the law firm of Kegler

Brown Hill & Ritter and has been recently named the Executive Director of Ohio Partners for

Affordable Energy, a non-profit that advocates for affordable energy policies for moderate and

low-income Ohioans. Mr. Allwein has a bachelor’s degree in history from The Ohio State

University and graduated from Capital University Law School in 2009.


Residents of Districts 3, 6, and 8 may cast ballots at Whetstone Library on Saturday, May 7 from

10am to 2pm. Early voting will occur on Tuesday, May 3, at Whetstone Library from 5:30pm to



Questions regarding the election may be directed to Peter Niswander, the chair of the Election

Committee. He can be contacted at 614.832.9940 or


Please click the link below to view the PDF version of this file.

CAC Election Press Release