The Franklin County Commissioners ratified the appointment of Grove City Mayor Richard L. "Ike" Stage to the 11-member board of directors to govern the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority.
"Central Ohio has earned an image as a premier Midwest convention location and I look forward to working with Experience Columbus, Greater Columbus Sports Commission and local convention and visitors bureaus to further enhance its already stellar entertainment and cultural appeal," Stage said in a press release.
Two of the board members are selected from mayors of the municipal corporations located within Franklin County, excluding the City of Columbus. These board appointments are selected by a majority vote of suburban mayors by authorizing resolution. The board also includes six county appointees as well as one representative each from the convention and visitors bureau, a township and a major business trade association.
Stage will serve a three-year term.