Office of the Mayor

Mayor's Commission on Reentry


The mission of the Mayor's Commission on Reentry is to prevent recidivism by strengthening cooperation and collaboration between law enforcement agencies, corrections and supervision entities, resource agencies, social service and non-profit organizations, community members, and other private and public stakeholders.

For more information on the Reentry Commission and to find related resources visit us on Facebook - @ColumbusReentryCommission.

You can also visit for resources - 211 is a service of United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley to connect individuals with local resources. Search online, “text your zip code to 898211 for resources or dial 211 M-F, 7am-8pm for assistance from a specialist.“


The purpose of the Mayor's Commission on Reentry is to coordinate local efforts to support adults exiting local and state incarceration facilities in Columbus and statewide that will be released to a Muscogee County residency. The Commission will provide the Mayor, City Council, the public, and any other appropriate agency with accurate and comprehensive information about this population in respect to service programs, barriers that contribute to their return to a life a crime (i.e. lack of employment opportunities, housing, access to education and healthcare, etc.), and best practices for meeting their needs. The Commission shall also publicly recognize programs that excel in service to this population. In addition, the Commission will coordinate information sharing, planning, and engagement among all interested private and public stakeholders to the extent permissible under Federal and State law.

Meetings are held every third Monday of the month at 1:00 pm in the Elections and Registration conference room (because of the present situation, we are meeting virtually on ZOOM). Although this is an open meeting to the public please email us at so we can give you the instructions on how to join our virtual meeting.

  • Kristin Barker, Chair
  • Pat Frey
  • Rev. Monica Spencer
  • Keith W. Mitchell
  • Baki Muhammad
  • Cathy Robinson
  • Waleisah Wilson
  • Gamiliel Torres
  • Stacy Rivera

  • Housing - Pat Frey
  • Employment - Kristin Barker, Tracey Mosely
  • Faith Based - Rev. Monica Spencer

Task Force Lead Partners
  • Davida Hatton (Department of Community Supervision)
  • John Wade (Muscogee County Sheriff's Dept)
  • Stacy Rivera (Georgia Department of Corrections)

  • Mayor Skip Henderson
  • Councilor John House
  • Joshua McCarty
  • Seth Brown
  • Norman Quarles

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