Neighborhood Commission

Meetings

  • Last Wednesday of every odd month

Members

  • Thomas M. Bernabei, Mayor
    Ex-Officio
  • Kristen Bates Aylward, Law Director
    Ex-Officio
  • John Highman, Public Service Director
    Ex-Officio
  • Andrea Perry, Public Safety Director
    Ex-Officio
  • Fonda Williams, Director of Development
    Ex-Officio
  • Chris Smith, Councilmember
    Ex-Officio
  • John Mariol, Councilmember
    Ex-Officio
  • Marilyn Thomas Jones, Director of Community Engagement, Stark Community Foundation
    Ex-Officio
  • Greg Conrad, Neighborhood Representative
    Term Expires May 31, 2021
  • Robert George, Neighborhood Representative
    Term Expires May 31, 2021
  • Theodore Johnson, Neighborhood Representative
    Term Expires May 31, 2021
  • Pat Silagy-Wesson, Neighborhood Representative
    Term Expires May 31, 2021
  • Deborah Burt, Neighborhood Representative
    Term Expires May 31, 2022
  • Mary Lou Straight-Hoynes, Neighborhood Representative
    Term Expires May 31, 2022

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the Mayor at the recommendation of the Neighborhood Leadership Council. Council confirmation is not required.

Membership

The Commission consists of:

  • Mayor
  • Law Director or designee
  • Director of Public Service
  • Director of Public Safety
  • Director of Development
  • Two members of Council, appointed by the Council Majority Leader
  • Director of Community Engagement, Stark Community Foundation
  • Six members of the public, appointed by the Neighborhood Leadership Council

Purpose/Duties

The Commission was originally established by Executive Order 2011-001, and enacted on February 14, 2011. Executive Order 2016-001, enacted on April 27, 2016 reaffirmed and amended the purpose and membership of the Commission. The Commission's purpose is to establish a forum for communication and collaboration between neighborhood associations and city government.

Terms

Initial appointments listed are staggered one-, two-, and three-year terms. All subsequent appointments shall be for three-year terms.

Compensation

Members serve without compensation.

Authorization

Executive Order: 2016-001 (PDF)