Erin Upchurch is an experienced advocate, leader, and change maker in the city of Columbus. As a social worker, therapist, and community advocate she has dedicated her life to support and advocacy for underserved and marginalized communities.
In 2015, Erin was appointed to the Community Relations Commission by Mayor Michael B. Coleman. In addition to her role as a Commissioner, Erin proudly serves on the board of the Central Ohio Fair Housing Association, and as a member of the Women’s Advisory Council at the Village Network. In line with her commitment to quality education, Erin enjoys her appointment as a Community Lecturer at The Ohio State University College of Social Work. Over the years Erin has created several initiatives to meet the needs specific to minority youth, and has engaged in advocacy for families to ensure that their needs are being met within educational and social systems. Erin is a parent to two children attending Columbus City Schools.