At their first meeting of the year yesterday, the Franklin County commissioners selected Commissioner Kevin L. Boyce to serve as board president for 2024. Commissioner Boyce was first elected to the board in 2016, and has previously served as president of the board in 2018 and 2021. Before being elected to county office, he served in the Ohio Legislature, as state treasurer, and on Columbus City Council, and he is also a cofounder of Ohio’s only Black-owned bank.
Each year, the commissioners select one of their own to serve as president of the board, overseeing the body’s weekly General Session and Briefing meetings. The board president also serves as spokesperson for the Board of Commissioners at community events, meetings, and during media interviews. The Board of Commissioners is the administrative arm of Franklin County, directly overseeing 14 county agencies and setting the more-than $2 billion budget for the entire Franklin County government.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to lead the Board of Commissioners for 2024 and honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to serve in this way,” said Commissioner Boyce. “This is a time of exciting growth for our county, but we are also facing unprecedented challenges. It is incumbent upon us to be thoughtful as we navigate the year ahead. I’m looking forward to the work we do together to make Franklin County the best place in America to live, work, and raise a family.”
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners meets in General Session each Tuesday at 9:00 a.m., and for weekly Briefing meetings at 9:00 a.m. on Thursdays. All meetings are open to the public and available online. Meeting and login information can be found here
. A full biography for Commission Boyce is available here