The Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council on any and all questions concerning the maintenance, operation, and improvement of the public utilities serving the City, both privately and municipally owned. For more information concerning the duties of PUC 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 Public Utilities Commission Secretary,  Cindy Simons 440 775-7260.


Name AddressTerm
Jonathan Rice310 Reamer Place01/01/2020 - 12/31/2022
R. Peter Richards, Vice Chair154 Morgan Street01/01/2019 - 12/31/2021
Heather Elmer, Chair69 Spring Street01/01/2021 - 12/31/2023
Brent R. Smith318 Reamer Place01/01/2020 - 12/31/2022
Eugene Matthews39 Colony Drive01/01/2021 - 12/31/2023

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

Important Documents

Official Charge

Ohio Sunshine Laws


OMEA Board

Energy Rates

Sustainable Reserve Program 

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