Boards & Commissions

Oberlin City Council encourages residents to participate in their government and seeks qualified and committed candidates to apply for open positions. A current Board, Commission & Committee Application Form  is required to be considered for an appointment.

You may apply to as many boards or commissions as you wish. Please be specific when describing your interests and experience. Your application will remain active for up to one year, even if you do not receive an appointment after your initial application. Please note that your application materials are subject to the Open Meetings Act.

All members appointed to boards and commissions shall be residents and registered and qualified electors of the Municipality at the time of their appointment. Change of residence to outside the corporate limits of the Municipality shall automatically end the term of any board or commission member.

Although provisions differ among boards and commissions, most appointments consist of five (5) members with terms of three (3) years. No member shall be appointed to more than three (3) consecutive terms. Any board or commission member who is absent from three (3) consecutive meeting shall be subject to removal.

Click here for a listing of boards and commissions and their respective charge. You may also feel free to look at the Minutes & Agendas available online as well as view a copy of the 2017 Calendar to get a better idea of what is required to serve on a City board or commission. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions related to any of our boards or commissions. We thank you for your interest in serving our community and hope to hear from you soon!

Central Lorain County Ambulance District

City Records Commission

Civil Service Commission

Design Review Subcommittee

Fire Code Appeal Board

Firefighter’s Dependents Fund Board

Historic Preservation Commission

Housing Renewal Commission

Human Relations Commission

Income Tax Board of Review

Library Board of Trustees

Lorain County General Health District Board

Oberlin Community Improvement Corporation (OCIC) Board

Oberlin Early Childhood Center

Open Space and Visual Environment Commission

Ohio Municipal Electric Association

Planning Commission

Public Utilities Commission

Recreation Commission

Resource Conservation and Recovery Commission

Senior Citizens

Underground Railroad Center Implementation Team

Zoning Board of Appeals