The board represents a non-profit corporation formed under Chapters 1702 and 1724 of the Ohio Revised Code for the sole purpose of advancing, encouraging, and promoting industrial, economic, commercial and civic development within the City of Oberlin. For more information concerning the duties of OCIC please view the official charge here.

Meeting Times

OCIC meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month, at 85 S. Main Street in Conference Room 1 at 8:00 a.m. Please refer to the City of Oberlin Calendar of Events for official dates. All meetings of the board shall be open to the public. Public notice of a regularly scheduled or special meetings shall be made in accordance with applicable public meeting laws.

Contact Us

For more information please contact OCIC secretary, Marissa Toothman at 440 775-7182.


Name Address Term
Public Sector Members - (2 year Staggered Terms)
Sylvan Long - Chair223 Eastern Avenue 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2018
Kristin Peterson - Vice Chair65 Glenhurst Drive 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2019
Robert Hillard, City Manager*85 S. Main Street01/01/2017 - 12/31/2018
Ronnie Rimbert, Council Member331 S. Pleasant Street 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2019
Sal Talarico, Finance Director69 S. Main Street01/01/2017 - 12/31/2018
Private Sector Members - (3 year Staggered Terms)
Maria Pravlik10083 Avon Belden Road Grafton, OH 4407401/01/2018 - 12/31/2020
Steve FlemingP.O. Box 26 Grafton, OH 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2019
Leo S. Braido 85 Oberlin Road06/14/2017 - 12/31/2018
Janet K. Haar7009 Barton Road 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2019

A complete list of board and commission members, support staff, and Council liaisons can be found here.

Important Documents                                          

Minutes & Agendas                                                       


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