Mike Hochron serves as Policy Director for Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown. Mike's portfolio includes a broad range of critical social issues, with particular focus on family stability and empowerment, affordable housing policy, restorative approaches to criminal justice, and the intersection of mental health and community integration. Beyond overseeing strategic initiatives with County leadership, Mike relishes working together with residents and community leaders to find equitable solutions that enable every Franklin County resident to reach their fullest potential. Prior to his work in local government, Mike directed programs supporting personal growth and empowerment for adults with intellectual disabilities in Albuquerque, NM.
Mike has called Ohio home since 2013, undertaking a Master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) at The Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Struck by Central Ohio's openness to newcomers and entrepreneurial spirit, he set down roots to help build a thriving, inclusive Central Ohio region prepared for the challenges and opportunities ahead. Mike also holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Skidmore College, and has served in a range of board leadership roles for non-profit and arts organizations.
Mike was born and raised near Washington, D.C. in a family that modeled public service. Shaped by a childhood diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome, Mike learned early on how the right support and a strong, loving community enable people to succeed. He resides in Columbus with his wife Elle, their two dogs, and a new generation of public servant on the way.