The Franklin County Board of Commissioners met today for the purpose of filling the vacancy left by the retirement
last week of Commissioner Marilyn Brown. Ohio law provides for the remaining two commissioners to appoint a replacement to serve until the outgoing commissioner’s political party names a permanent replacement to fill out the rest of the term. At this afternoon’s meeting, the commissioners considered a resolution which Commissioner O’Grady amended in order to nominate Dawn Tyler Lee to serve in this interim capacity. After some deliberation, the two commissioners voted to appoint her to the seat. Following the vote, Ms. Tyler Lee was sworn in at the county courthouse by Judge Kimberly Cocroft. She is the first African-American woman county commissioner in Franklin County.