Elizabeth Brown became President and CEO of YWCA Columbus in January 2023. Previously, she served seven years on Columbus City Council as President Pro Tempore, fighting for broad-based economic prosperity, gender equality, and racial justice. She also was the Executive Director of the Ohio Women’s Public Policy Network, a statewide collective impact project to improve women’s economic security through public policy.
During her years on council, she spearheaded laws to protect reproductive healthcare, provide paid family leave, connect pregnant women with housing and medical care, defend residents against threats of deportation, support low-income families through COVID disruptions, erase medical debt, and increase access to early childhood education opportunities. She also commissioned an overhaul of tax incentive policies which resulted in the city’s first affordable housing and living-wage requirements. She has additional prior experience in economic development, AmeriCorps service, and state government.
Originally born in the Berwick neighborhood of Columbus, Elizabeth was raised in Granville, Ohio. She is a proud public-school graduate and a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia University. She and her husband live near Columbus’ University District, along with their three children.
At this session we’ll hear from Elizabeth about how the built environment can help the people she serves.
This is a hybrid event with in person and online options available. Lunch will be provided for in person attendees.
June 20, 2023
Earn 1.0 LU|HSW
AIA Members, Allied Members, AIA Columbus Sponsors: Free
The Center for Architecture and Design
50 W Town St, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215