Neighborhood Commission

Meetings

  • Last Wednesday of every odd month

Members

  • Thomas M. Bernabei, Mayor
    Ex-Officio
  • Kristen Bates Aylward, Law Director
    Ex-Officio
  • Deborah Burt, Neighborhood Representative
    Term Expires May 31, 2022
  • Greg Conrad, Neighborhood Representative
    Term Expires May 31, 2020
  • John Highman, Public Service Director
    Ex-Officio
  • Theodore Johnson, Neighborhood Representative
    Term Expires May 31, 2021
  • John Mariol, Councilmember
    Ex-Officio
  • Andrea Perry, Public Safety Director
    Ex-Officio
  • Pat Silagy-Wesson, Neighborhood Representative
    Term Expires May 31, 2020
  • Chris Smith, Councilmember
    Ex-Officio
  • Mary Lou Straight-Hoynes, Neighborhood Representative
    Term Expires May 31, 2022
  • Marilyn Thomas Jones, Director of Community Engagement, Stark Community Foundation
    Ex-Officio
  • Jim Woofter, Neighborhood Representative
    Term Expires May 31, 2021
  • Fonda Williams, Director of Development
    Ex-Officio

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)