The Commission conducts practical and impartial examinations, provide a list of eligible employees and arrange for promotions to positions within the classified service and hears appeals on disciplinary matters involving Oberlin municipal employees.  This is a five-member commission whose terms expire after two years.

Meeting Times

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

Contact Us

For more information please contact Civil Service Commission Secretary, Diane Ramos at 440 775-7217.


Name AddressTerm
* represents terms that are limited as of 12/31/2019
Mike Loflin, Chair104 Pyle Road 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2019
Heidi Freas, Vice Chair318 W. Lorain Street01/01/2018 - 12/31/2020
Larry Barbee10 Nantucket Circle01/01/2019 - 12/31/2021
William Miller207 Eastern Avenue01/01/2018 - 12/31/2020
Jim Walsh143 E. College #30601/01/2017 - 12/31/2019

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

Important Documents                                                         

Official Charge

Minutes & Agendas

Ohio Sunshine Laws

Civil Service Rules and Regulations


Civil Service Exam Results 

Human Resources Department 

Police Department

Fire Department

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