Carolyn N. Thurman
Carolyn is an experienced public servant who applies her passion for responsible and effective planning and policy towards the betterment of Central Ohio communities. She has worked in Community Development positions throughout Central Ohio for over 10 years, and was awarded the Young Community Development Professional of the Year award by the Ohio Conference of Community Development in 2020. Carolyn is currently the Assistant Director of Economic Development and Planning for Franklin County.
As an active member of the Central Ohio Community, Carolyn also serves on the boards of Impact Community Action and the American Planning Association’s Ohio chapter and the MORPC Sustainability Advisory Committee.
Carolyn was born and raised in Central Ohio and graduated from the Columbus School for Girls. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Case Western Reserve University, and holds a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture.
Carolyn is married to Patrick Powell and together they have two extraordinary daughters, Miriam and Vera.