Eric has been with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department team for over 10 years. His 24+
years of public service includes the State Auditor’s Office, Equal Business Opportunity Commission Office
(EBOCO), Public Safety and Mayor’s Office. Currently, Eric leads the Youth and Family Development
Division which includes Applying Purpose and Passion to Service (APPS), Food and Nutrition, Capital Kids
Enrichment Program, and the Rapid Resource and Outreach Offices.
Eric has a wealth of experience in city government and community. He is a Columbus native and
graduate of Columbus West H.S. Eric played basketball for Denison University, then completed his
undergraduate degree at Wilberforce University. Eric is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
Inc., a service organization. Eric serves on the Early College Academy and IMPACT Community Action
Agency Boards. Eric is a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio since 2001. He is a donor
and member of the National Bone Marrow Association.
Eric enjoys being active and outdoors. Bike riding and canoeing are 2 of his favorite activities. While
serving in the Mayor’s Office, Eric was the Mayor’s lead on Columbus’ Bicentennial Bikeways Plan. Eric
firmly believes to whom much is given, much is required. Eric has one son, Eric Jr.