The Commission serves as an advisory body to City Council and shall cooperate with all other City, County and State agencies which are active in the area of open space development and preservation. For more information concerning the duties of the Open Space and Visual Environment Commission please view the official charge below.

Meeting Times

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

Contact Us

For more information please contact Open Space and Visual Environment Commission Secretary, Sheri Runals 440 775-7218.


Name AddressTerm
* represents terms that are limited as of 12/31/2017
Sylvan Long, Chair223 Eastern Avenue01/01/2015 - 12/31/2017
Elizabeth J. Meadows, Vice Chair343 S. Pleasant Street09/06/2016 - 12/31/2017
Pradnya Martz19 N. Park Street01/01/2017 - 12/31/2019
Lawrence "Larry" Dunn202 Kendal Drive09/06/2016 - 12/31/2017
Melissa Reed94 Kendal Drive01/01/2017 - 12/31/2019

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

Important Documents

Official Charge

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