Member Spotlight: Shannon Hardin joins Columbus City Council

Shannon HardinFormer FCYDems Vice President and longtime active member, Shannon Hardin is the newest member of Columbus City Council.

Before joining City Council, Shannon worked in the mayor’s office as the External Affairs Manager. Amongst his many notable achievements, one of his highlights of his time there was starting the city’s anti-gang program.

We are very honored and proud to have Shannon amongst our membership and for his continued service with the organization. As Vice President of FCYDems, he was in charge of increasing membership within the organization. Earlier this year, as part of the Ohio Young Democrats, he travelled with the Ohio contingency to Denver and represented Columbus’ bid for the 2015 Young Democrats of America Convention.

Shannon is currently the only LGBT member on the Council. He chairs the Public Service & Transportation, and Small & Minority Business Committees. As Councilman, Shannon intends to focus on connecting the Young professional community with entrepreneurial opportunities. He will also be looking into finding ways to challenge YPs and other community members to think in innovative ways about furthering Columbus’ economic growth.

Written by Brooke Wojdynski

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