Dawn Tyler Lee was sworn in to serve as the new interim commissioner by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. Sworn in by Judge Kimberly Cocroft, she will be filling in the vacancy left by former Commissioner Marilyn Brown due to her recent retirement. Lee was a former aide to Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and a leader in the United Way of Central Ohio.
For more than five years, she was the deputy chief of staff in the mayor’s office. It is a great achievement for Lee as she is the first African-American woman to serve as a Franklin County commissioner. Lee will be fulfilling her duties as a commissioner of the county till Brown’s political party finds a permanent replacement to complete the term.
“While this tenure will be brief, please know that I will serve with my whole heart and my best capacity for the residents of Franklin County,” said Tyler Lee. “It's an honor to serve this community that I grew up in and been a part of for many years."
The Board President Kevin Boyce was delighted at Lee’s new role and is looking forward to serving with her for as long as she is here.
Dawn Tyler Lee is the epitome of public service. She has set a standard of service for all of us, and done it with grace and aplomb. Not only will she work well with us to accomplish the good work that we’ve started, but she will also enhance it.