The Committee serves as the primary advisory body to the City Council during the design, fundraising, construction, and implementation phases of the Underground Railroad Center Project. For more information concerning the duties of URCIT 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 URCIT Secretary,  Chris Yates at 440-775-7251.

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


Name AddressTerm
Jessie Reeder, Chair133 Smith StreetUnlimited
Lester A. Allen III, Vice Chair44989 E. Hamilton StreetUnlimited
Paul Lipke - Benn319 Reamer PlaceUnlimited
Russell Walker359 S. Pleasant StreetUnlimited
Nancy Wall325 N. Pleasant StreetUnlimited
Robin Hoover Shaffer139 N. Prospect StreetUnlimited
Sandra Miller118 W. Lincoln StreetUnlimited
Carol Lasser271 W. College StreetUnlimited
Courtney Cannon Scott815 N. Greenwood Street
LaGrange, GA 30240

Important Documents

Official Charge

Minutes & Agendas


Underground Railroad Center

2014 Site Plan

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