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Mayor Kristen Brown on Tuesday appointed Bob Crider and Bob Sullivan to the City of Columbus Board of Public Works and Safety to fill two recently created positions on the board. The new members will increase the size of the board to five members. In a press release, Mayor Brown says these new appointees should "provide addition perspective to the operations of the City and the Board of Work's decisions."
The Board of Public Works and Safety has oversight and control over public safety, streets, sanitation, transportation, and storm sewers. The Board of Works also serves as the Safety Board for the Police and Fire Departments on matters of hiring, disciplinary matters and termination of public safety personnel.
The Board of Works was recently expanded by an ordinance amendment that enables the Mayor to appoint four voters of the city to the board. State law gives authority to the Mayor to determine if the Board of Public Works and Safety is comprised of 3 or 5 members.
Mayor Brown says she chose to expand the size of the board to "improve local government by having more members to review the City's operations, contracts and claims."
Bob Crider and Bob Sullivan will join current Board Members Jayne Farber, Susan Fye, and Mayor Brown.
"Bob Crider and Bob Sullivan are very thoughtful and professional and will offer valuable perspective and insight," Mayor Brown said. "They share our values of transparency and fiscal responsibility, and as members of the Board of Works I am confident they will act with integrity and in the best interest of our constituents."
Crider is 60-years-old and is employed by Reams Asset Management Company in Columbus. According to the press release, Crider currently serves as a Managing Director of the Reams subsidiary. He also serves on the boards of Developmental Services, Inc. and Friends of Hidalgo. He is also a member of the Mayor's Crump Feasibility Team.
Sullivan is 32-years-old and works at Cummins Technical Center as an Instrumentation Technical Support Specialist in the Advanced Engineering Controls Group. The press release notes that he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Sullivan is a United States Air Force veteran who has had three combat deployments in support of an Air Force Special Tactics Squadron. Two of his deployments were to Kandahar and Bagram Air Bases in Afghanistan. The other deployment was during the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom to Jordan and Iraq.
Both Crider and Sullivan are expected to begin work on the board immediately.
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 2:36:13 PM
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