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International Intern Helping in Chillicothe Government

Krystal Spetnagel, Chillicothe City Auditor

Chillicothe — In the last council session, the city auditor introduced an intern in her office whose job is paid for by a regional planning commission, is a student in Athens, Ohio, and hails from an African nation.

Krystal Spetnagel explained that the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has paid for Lailatu Braimah to be a summer intern to help in the Auditor’s office.

Better known as MORPC (“morp-see”), it is a significant nonprofit with voluntary membership for any government in the 15 counties they cover. As they note on their website:

Our Region’s Data and Collaboration Engine…Central Ohio’s voice. As a regional council with nearly 90 local governments and community partners, we provide nonpartisan data analysis, community resources and long-range planning. Together, we drive the future prosperity and sustainability of the Central Ohio region.

Spetnagel said that MORPC has a program that sends interns usually every summer, and is great opportunity for the students to learn about all aspects that MORPC is concerned with. They also learn by shadowing their summer co-workers.

Lailatu Braimah, a graduate student from Ghana at Ohio University, and intern in the Chillicothe City Auditor’s office.

Lailatu Braimah – nicknamed Layla by her co-workers – is from Ghana and is a graduate student at Ohio University in applied economics and public administration.

Learn more in my follow-up story on Braimah, but hear Spetnagel in her own words in the below video interview.