Canton City Landmark Commission
- Meetings are held as necessary
- Meetings are held in the 6th Floor Conference Room, Canton City Hall, 218 Cleveland Ave SW, Canton, OH, 44702
|Mayor of the City of Canton or their designee - Serves as the chairman of the commission.||Ex-Officio|
|Donn Angus||Qualified Professional – Architecture, History, Architectural History, Archaeology, Planning, Engineering, or Related Disciplines as available in the community.||9/20/2023 - 12/31/2027|
|Jim Benekos||Qualified Professional – Architecture, History, Architectural History, Archaeology, Planning, Engineering, or Related Disciplines as available in the community.||9/20/2023 - 12/31/2027|
|Mimi Bogard||Canton Preservation Society Board of Trustees – Officer, Trustee, or Advisory Committee Member||9/20/2023 - 12/31/2027|
|Kim Kenny||William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum or Stark County Historical Society – Board Member or Employee||9/20/2023 - 12/31/2027|
|Ryan Miller||Property Owner in, Business Owner in, Resident of, Employed by or have their principal place of business in, or have retired from employment at a business in the City of Canton. ||9/20/2023 - 12/31/2027|
|Vacant||Property Owner in, Business Owner in, Resident of, Employed by or have their principal place of business in, or have retired from employment at a business in the City of Canton.||9/20/2027 - 12/31/2027|
Landmark Commission Secretary
|Non-Voting Member, Appointed by Mayor, Shall not count as a portion constituting a quorum.||Ex-Officio|
- The Commission shall consist of seven (7) members.
- The first member of the Commission shall be the Mayor of the City of Canton or their designee, and will serve as chairman of the Commission.
- Two (2) qualified professionals in the fields of architecture, history, architectural history, archaeology, planning, engineering, or related disciplines as available in the community.
- One (1) member of the Canton Preservation Society Board of Trustees – May be an officer, trustee, or advisory committee member of the Canton Preservation Society.
- One (1) board member or employee of the Stark county Historical Society or the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library and Museum.
- Two (2) members must be a property owner in, business owner in, resident of, employed by or have their principal place of business in, or have retired from employment at a business in the City of Canton.
Members are appointed by the Mayor. Canton City Council must be advised of the appointments, but City council confirmation is not required.
The City of Canton takes tremendous pride in the abundance of structures and landmarks of historical, aesthetic, and cultural significance within the city. The City of Canton also recognizes the importance of the preservation and maintenance of these assets, which are important to the cultural and economic well-being of the community and necessary for the public health, safety, prosperity, and welfare of the people. The Canton City Landmark Commission was established to preserve the historic elements which reflect the City’s cultural, social, economic, political, and architectural heritage, and to safeguard the distinctive historic character of the City of Canton.
The Canton City Landmark Commission is responsible for designating local landmarks and regulating any changes, additions, alterations, demolitions, removal, or construction involving any designated landmark in the City of Canton. This commission also follows established criteria listed in the Historic Preservation Ordinance and uses the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation to review proposed changes. Through review for the issuance of Certificates of Appropriateness, the Commission reviews building and demolition permits for designated City of Canton Landmarks and Districts.
Members serve without compensation.
City of Canton Codified Ordinances Chapter 1105.