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
Sylvan Long, Chair223 Eastern Avenue01/01/2021 - 12/31/2023
Carl Gerber320 Kendal Drive01/01/2021 - 12/31/2023
Carmen McFarlin23 Union Street01/01/2021 - 12/31/2023
Jill Sawyer, Vice Chair12 E. Vine Street01/01/2020 - 12/31/2022
Melissa Reed94 Kendal Drive01/01/2020 - 12/31/2022

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

Important Documents

Official Charge

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