Canton Community Improvement Corporation (CCIC)


  • 9:30 am
  • 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • Canton City Hall 8th Floor Conference Room

Community Improvement Corporation Appointees

Name Position Expiration Date
Thomas M. Bernabei Mayor No Expiration
John M. Highman Appointed City Official No Expiration
Greg Hawk City Council Representative 12/31/2023
Chris Smith City Council Representative 12/31/2023
Jeff Dafler Chamber of Commerce Representative 12/31/2023
Robert Thompson Labor Representative 12/31/2023
Emil Alecusan Business Representative 12/31/2023
John Mariol Business Representative 12/31/2023
William Sherer II Business Representative 12/31/2023
Jason Scaglione City Council Alternate 12/31/2023

Membership Requirements

  • Two elected or appointed City officials
  • Two members of City Council
  • One representative from the Chamber of Commerce
  • One local labor representative
  • Three local business persons

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the Mayor. Council confirmation is not required. 


The sole purpose of the CCIC is to advance, encourage, and promote the industrial, economic, commercial, and civic development of the community.

Term Length

One Year


Members serve without compensation


Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1724
City Ordinance 244/1988

CCIC Meeting Minutes

*Note:  MDone Editinginutes are considered draft until officially approved by the CCIC.