MORPC Announces New Officers
Representatives of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s (MORPC’s) membership have elected three new board officers that will serve for the next two years.
Those elected include:
As Chair: Karen J. Angelou – Council Member, City of Gahanna
As Vice Chair: Erik J. Janas – Deputy County Administrator, Franklin County
As Secretary: Chris Amorose Groomes – Mayor, City of Dublin
In the role of chair, Angelou will preside over MORPC board meetings and advise the commission on setting goals and implementing strategic plans. She will also play a key role in MORPC’s efforts to collaborate regionally with members, community leaders, and state and federal governments. Angelou, who is in her 12th term on Gahanna City Council, most recently served as MORPC vice chair.
As vice chair, Janas will oversee MORPC’s executive committee, which reviews and makes recommendations to the board about budget, administrative and public policy issues. The executive committee governs the core functions of the commission including personnel matters, contracts and financial issues. Janas served as board secretary in the previous term.
MORPC’s newly elected secretary, Amorose Groomes, has been an active member at the commission, including her service on MORPC’s executive committee. She has served on Dublin City Council since 2016.
MORPC serves its members through planning, direct service, public policy information, innovative programming and intergovernmental coordinating services in the areas of transportation, sustainability, land use, energy conservation and housing.
To learn more about the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, visit www.morpc.org.