In 2013, ten members from our community civic associations and neighborhood block watches banded together to create the Greater South East Area Task Force due to rising concerns over the continuous closing of businesses, increase in crime, increasing job loss, and the vast number of abandoned and vacant homes due to the housing market crash.
In 2015, following the hard work of the Greater South East Area Task Force, Columbus City Council established the Greater South East Area Commission (GSEAC) with the passing of ordinance 0114-2015 by a unanimous vote.
Commission Boundaries set forth by Columbus City Council
North: S. Hamilton Road, I-70E
East: Refugee and Wright Road
South : U.S. Route 33 and Gender Road
West: I-270 at the intersection of U.S. Rt. 33 to S. Hamilton Road. Where I-270 crosses S. Hamilton Road, the western boundary continues north along S. Hamilton Road to I-70.
Here at the Greater Southeast Area Commission, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making our community a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by community input as well as collaboration between commissioner's. We strive to build productive relationships with our city government and members of the community to make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
We achieve this objective with these three core values incorporated within our service.
Providing continuing support towards our businesses, neighborhoods, and residents.
Remembering that we choose to reside and work within the area.
Continuing to support initiatives that in return support the area businesses and residents.
Our commitment is to see positive and everlasting change come to our communities.
We will achieve this through our supportive advocacy of economic development, infrastructure improvements, and crime and safety prevention.