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 the Planning Director, Carrie Porter at 440 775-7250.


Name Address Term
Public Sector Members - (2 year Staggered Terms)
Sylvan Long223 Eastern Avenue 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2022
Sandra Miller118 W. Lincoln Street03/07/2022 - 12/31/2023
Jill Sawyer, Chair55 S. Main Street #15801/01/2022 - 12/31/2023
Heather Adelman240 Elm Street 01/01/2022 - 12/31/2023
Kelley Singleton, Vice Chair260 Oak Street01/01/2022 - 12/31/2023
Robert Hillard, City Manager69 S. Main Street01/01/2021 - 12/31/2022
Sal Talarico, Finance Director69 S. Main Street01/01/2021 - 12/31/2022
Private Sector Members - (3 year Staggered Terms)
Deb Barman49 S. Main Street01/01/2021 - 12/31/2023
Jason Williams189 W. College Street Apt. C01/01/2020 - 12/31/2022
Janet K. Haar7009 Barton Road01/01/2020 - 12/31/2022
Jessa New260 Forest Street01/01/2022 - 12/31/2024

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

Important Documents                                          

Minutes & Agendas

Ohio Sunshine Laws                                                    


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