The Northland Community Council
Alphabetically by NCC Member Organization
Alison Colvin, Representing Blendon Woods Civic Association
Alison Colvin recently became the NCC Representative for the Blendon Woods Civic Association. Alison has a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University and graphic design from Columbus State. She currently works for the marketing department at the YMCA of Central Ohio’s Metropolitan Offices in downtown Columbus, specializing in graphics and photography. Alison and her husband, Noah, have lived in Blendon Woods since 2011 with their dog, Daphne. Despite being a Michigan native, Alison has no strong affiliation to any sports teams in Michigan. She loves photography, and is passionate about the YMCA’s work in the community.
Emmanuel Remy, Representing Clinton Estates
Emmanuel Remy is President of the Northland Community Council, President of the Clinton Estates Civic Association, and the director of the Northland Alliance. He works as a Realtor for Coldwell Banker King Thompson in Columbus and its surrounding communities. Emmanuel is an alumnus of Adrian College (Adrian, MI), where he served as a student-member on the college’s Board of Trustees for two years. He has a strong business background with experience in corporate sales and finance. He and his wife Liz, a teacher in the Columbus Public Schools system, have two children, Elliott and Katherine. Emmanuel is also a proud member of the Columbus Board of Realtors and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Alicia Ward, Representing Cooperwoods Condominium Association
Alicia Ward and her husband, Russell Ward, moved to Cooperwoods as newlyweds in 1997. Alicia formerly lived in Forest Park East. She has actively served her community for numerous years on both the Financial and Grounds Committees for Cooperwoods and also sits on the Cooperwoods Condominium Board of Trustees. She is the Cooperwoods Representative for the Northland Community Council and serves on the Northland Development Committee. She is actively concerned with recycling and environmental issues.
Kenneth B. Gilbert, Representing Forest Park
Ken is the NCC Representative and Vice President of the Forest Park Civic Association. He has been Vice President of the FCPA since January 2012 and before that served as an Area Representative with his wife Catherine, a Northland native. The Gilbert's moved "home" to Northland in 2002. Ken has been a Technical Editor with the American Chemical Society since 1983 and graduated with degrees in Chemistry from Penn State in 1978 (BS) and The Ohio State University in 1981 (MS). He also attended the University of Cologne, Germany, and speaks fluent German. He is active with the Forest Park Block Watch, his church, Xenos Christian Fellowship, and the Central Ohio Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association. He is current President of Chapter 20, Germany Philatelic Society. He has attended every Opening Day in Cincinnati since 1982, though he is a die-hard Phillies fan, and is a supporter of the Columbus Crew, where he and Catherine have served as volunteers with the Crew Soccer Foundation as Crew Chiefs for many years.
William R. Logan, AIA/IESNA, Representing Karmel-Woodward Park Civic Assn.
Bill is a multi-term President of the Karmel-Woodward Park Civic Association which represents 1100 families just south of Woodward Park. He is the Graphics and Code Coordinator for the Northland Community Council’s Code Task Force, a position that he has held since its inception in 2010. In 2013 Bill was elected Vice-Chair of the Northland Community Council’s Development Committee. He serves on the board of the Northland Alliance and as a member of the SR-161 Task Force. He is also a regular at the Northland Area Block Watch Coordinator’s meetings. Bill is a licensed Ohio Architect, certified Lighting Consultant, and the Principal of two Columbus based companies – Architectural Design and Consulting Services and WRL Lighting Tech. In his spare time, he is an avid garden railroader and narrow gauge rail historian with a number of publications to his credit. Bill and his wife Karen are both long time Northland residents and Ohio State University alumni.
Maize Morse Tri-Area
Bob Gale, Representing Minerva Park Community Association
Bob gale and his family have lived in the Village of Minerva Park for over 55 years. Family members of several generations have been involved in various volunteer entities including the Pool Board, Women’s Club, and the Community Association. In 1992 the MinervaFlora garden committee had been recently formed in conjunction with the AmeriFlora celebration. Bob has been a member of that committee since the beginning and the Chair since 1998. From 2004 to 2009 Bob was the President of the Minerva Park Community Association. While not an officer anymore, Bob is still active in the Community Association as Chair of MinervaFlora Committee which also oversees the care of 161 Flower boxes at the Ponderosa-SR161 intersection, Chair of the Sunshine Committee (which sends greetings to residents per events in their lives), and the MPCA Representative to NCC. He was the winner of the MPCA Citizen of the Year Award (Duck Award) in 2000 and was honored with the NCC President’s Award in 2010. The CODI Star Award (national library software user group) was given to Bob in Minneapolis, MN in 2005, registering a star in his name in the Milky Way. Bob is a two time graduate of The Ohio State University (BA in History and MA in Public Policy and Management) and a graduate of Case Western Reserve University (MSLS in Library Science). Bob retired from the Newark Public Library System (now the Licking County Library) in 2008.
David Way, Representing Minerva Park Community Association
Dave Way has lived in the north end of Columbus most of his life. He grew up in the Maize/Morse Road area and has lived in Minerva Park since 1994. Formerly a member of the Minerva Park Village Council, Dave was elected again in the November 2011 general election. In his capacity as a Councilman Dave is the Community liaison to the MPCA. As the liaison he has organized Lake Cleanup Day for several years, Re-engerized Safety Day, and spearheaded upgrades to the Village Playground. He also recently initiated quarterly Coffee with Council meetings and started the MP food drive to benefit the Columbus Homeless Shelter. Currently he is also Vice President of the MPCA. In his work life Dave owned, then recently sold his 9 year old manufacturing business. He is formerly a District Sales Manager for Global Marketing Services, and also was a Key Account Manager with L’Oreal Consumer Products Division. Dave has degrees in Business Administration and Business Education.
North Side Health Advisory Committee
Northland Area Business Association
Peppertree Condominium Association
Tom Knight, Representing The Village at Preston Woods Condominium Association
Tom is vice-president of the Condominium Association Board and is chairman of its insurance committee. He is no stranger to the Northland area having lived in Forest Park East for 30 years, during which time he served as an Area Representative, Block Captain, and member of the Welcoming Committee. He graduated from Marshall University (then College) in 1955 with a B.A. in Elementary Education and in 1967 earned an M.A. in Administration from Ohio State University. He worked for Columbus City Schools for more than 30 years as a teacher and as a principal, retiring in 1990. He is married to Barbara, whom he met at Marshall, and they have two sons, Tom and Andy, both of whom reside in Central Ohio. Tom served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1957 and was stationed in France for most of that time.
John "Jack" Ludwig, Representing The Village at Preston Woods Condominium Assn.
Jack is a member of the Condominium Association Board and serves as Special Assistant to the president. He is noted as being especially helpful in tracking down zoning-change requests and in filing paperwork with governmental agencies. He is one of the original residents of the Village, having moved from Las Vegas, Nevada (where he claims to have done nothing to contribute to the nickname "Sin City") in 2006. He is a retired contractor with the United States Department of Energy, having served in it's Weapons of Mass Destruction complex. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and holds A.S. and B.S. degrees from the institution. He and his wife, TJ, share their condo with Heidi the dachshund. TJ has a son and daughter and Jack has two daughters.
Rolling Ridge Home Owners Association
Brandon Boos, Representing Salem Civic Association
Brandon Boos is vice president of the Salem Civic Association, and has been active in its communications and social committees since it re-formed in 2007. He holds degrees in electronics, political science and management. Brandon is a combat veteran of the United States Air Force and currently works in the technology sector for SAIC. His professional specializations include training, quality assurance and project management. He married his high school sweetheart, Kara, and together they have a son named Jack and a pair of noisy beagles. Brandon is an active member of Worthington United Methodist Church, a Chicago Cubs fan and a mediocre golfer. His other affiliations include The Ohio State University Alumni Association, VFW Post 7883, Theta Chi fraternity, and the Project Management Institute.
John R. Kirkpatrick, Representing Sharon Woods
John R. Kirkpatrick is the NCC Representative and the President of the Sharon Woods Civic Association. He has been an officer, trustee, and NCC Representative in Sharon Woods for 15 years. John has a wife Luaine, a daughter Jennifer, a son-in-law and two grandchildren. He retired from active duty in the Ohio Air National Guard as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2005 after serving 23 years of active and 15 years of reserve time for a total of 38 years of military service, including 28 years working in Human Resources as a supervisor. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1971 with a B.S. in Education. John has lived in Northland since 1947, having grown up on Cleveland Avenue just north of State Route 161. He has lived in Sharon Woods for more than 30 years.
Sprucefield Condominium Association
Waltham Home Owners Association