Marilyn believes that doing good can and should also mean doing well. The basis for this philosophy—that you don’t have to sacrifice fiscal health for social progress—is the bedrock of her decades-long career in public service.
In addition to serving having been elected four times as a Franklin County Commissioner, she’s served as Board Chair at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), Vice Chair for the Courts & Corrections subcommittee on Justice and Public Safety Committee at the National Association of Counties (NACo), and on the boards of One Columbus and Future Ready’s Early Learning Advisory Council.
ALWAYS BUILDING IS THE KEY…
“Marilyn guided me in working with a large nonprofit to construct a new state of art facility. Marilyn’s expertise of project purpose and knowledge of organization and its culture were essential factors in helping our company understand how to proceed. Marilyn’s knowledge and our company’s great skills and expertise came together well. We are the lead contractors on this important project for the community.”
Jim Smith, CEO, Elford Construction
COLLECTIVE EFFORTS WIN THE DAY…
“Marilyn always demonstrated that investing in the community was more than just making a financial commitment. She would also give her time, passion, and when warranted, steadfast support for activities, programs and initiatives that benefited the greater good of the city and county. She was a model of leadership and public service and a role model to many.”
Jeff H. Sopp, Former President Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce.
COMPLETION IS HER MIDDLE NAME…
“Commissioner Marilyn Brown was distinctly able to understand the complex issues that were brought to her attention throughout her years of service to Franklin County Ohio. This understanding, coupled with her passion and vision to further the interests of residents of the County, enabled her to suggest actions that allowed my clients to improve on the services and offerings that it was hopeful to provide the County. Her dedication to providing Good Government was always number 1 on her Agenda”
George R. McCue, Attorney at Law.
COMMUNITY IS THE KEY TO LONG-TERM…
“Marilyn has been an invaluable asset in assisting Greater Columbus Community Helping Hands navigate the process of working with the County. She did this by giving us guidance and discussing strategic methods to gain support for our organizations. As a result, we were successful in obtaining the funding we needed for new programs for our organization.”
Melanie Cage, Executive Director, Greater Columbus Community Helping Hands