This commission protects and promotes the historic character of the City and oversees the appearance of construction and renovation projects and recommends to City Council the designation of landmarks and historic districts.

Meeting Times 

Please refer to of City of Oberlin Calendar of Events for official dates.

Contact Us

For more information please contact Historic Preservation Commission Secretary, Saundra Phillips at 440 774-3428.


Name AddressTerm
* represents terms that are limited as of 12/31/2018
Michael McFarlin23 Unions Street01/01/2018 - 12/31/2020
Maren McKee211 North Professor Street 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2019
Phyllis Yarber Hogan18 Willowbrook Drive01/01/2018 - 12/31/2020
Donna L. VanRaaphorst57 Kendal Drive 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2019
James H. Young355 Reamer Place 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2020

A complete list of board and commission members can be found here.

Important Documents                    

Official Charge

Minutes & Agendas


Ohio Sunshine Laws


Building Department

Planning Department 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

Housing Renewal Commission

Questions related to the application process for City board and commission appointments should be directed to the Oberlin Clerk of Council’s Office