The purposes of this Association are to affiliate the residents, businesses, and property owners of the Near East side of the City of Columbus and to provide for them the means of establishing themselves in an association for their mutual good and prosperity; to develop and present to the community educational materials and events about the historic aspects and historic preservation initiatives, policies and needs of the neighborhood, to encourage civic pride and to encourage civic improvement; to promote the theory and practice of the principles of good government, good business, and good citizenship; to promote and aid in the general improvement of homes, business establishments, parks, and recreation centers in the area; and generally to do and exercise all powers necessary, suitable, or proper for the accomplishment of these objectives, or which appear conducive or expedient to carry out said purposes and to foster the commercial, social, physical, and moral development of the community.
President Stacy Nickerson Dunbar
Vice President Amanda Frankl
Secretary Troy Timbrook
Treasurer Michael Seamon
Trustee & Membership Committee Chair Karen Jones
Trustee & Tour Committee Co-Chair Christina Miller
Trustee & Development Chair Tim Shafer
Trustee & Social Media Chair Nicholas Wawrzyniak
Trustee & Green Committee Chair Jessica Hamlin
- OTENA General Membership Meeting Monthly: 2nd Wednesday at 7pm
(Central Community House, 1150 East Main Street)
RECURRING: Near East Side Area Commission
- Commission meetings take place on the Second Thursday of the Month at 6:30pm at the Neighborhood Policing Center located at 950 E. Main Street.
- Near East Side Area Zoning Meeting meetings take place on the Third Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 pm at the Neighborhood Policing Center located at 950 E. Main Street.
- Near East Side Area Planning Meeting meetings take place on the Third Thursday of the Month at 6:30 pm at the Neighborhood Policing Center located at 950 E. Main Street.