Jaiza Page
for City Council of Columbus

Summary


Working on behalf of Code Enforcement, Building and Zoning Services, Columbus Police, Columbus Fire and the Columbus Health Department, Jaiza filed over 800 cases against public nuisance properties in the City.

As a result of her tireless efforts in neighborhoods across the city, specifically Linden, Jaiza was named the 2014 Public Servant of the Year by the Greater Linden Development Corporation.

Experience

After graduating from law school and passing the bar, Jaiza worked as an Assistant City Attorney in a specialized unit of attorneys focused on revitalizing Columbus’ neighborhoods. Jaiza engaged with residents and businesses to fight against blighted structures, drug trafficking, prostitution, after-hours bars and nuisance motels in neighborhoods across Columbus.

Associations

  • Applications for Purpose, Pride and Success (APPs)
  • Education Committee
  • Mayor’s Pre-Kindergarten initiative
  • Recreation and Parks Committee
  • Vacant and Abandoned Properties (VAP) Program

Education

After moving off of East Livingston Avenue in her teen years, Jaiza graduated from the Columbus School for Girls and went on to attend Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She attended law school at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Homeland Security

While in D.C., Jaiza worked for the National Guard Bureau, J-7 Division which focused on joint doctrine, education and readiness with an emphasis on homeland security and defense. After graduating for Georgetown, Jaiza worked on Capitol Hill for Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston, Texas.

Political Issues

  • Strong and safe neighborhoods
  • Maintain essential city services
  • Maintain fiscal prudence and transparency
  • Promote continued economic growth
  • Police and Fire resources/training
  • Improve public school education

Family

Jaiza is the daughter of Jerry Page and Mary Edwards. She was one of the last babies delivered in St. Anne’s Hospital on Bryden Road in Columbus. Her family lived on the north side of Columbus and moved to the Linden neighborhood when she was six years old. Jaiza is a member of her church where she works with the youth and Christian Education ministries. Jaiza also loves sports and is a huge Buckeye Fan.

Membership

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