Planning Commission


  • 4 pm
  • 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • 6th Floor City Hall Conference Room


  • Thomas M. Bernabei, Mayor
     No Expiration
  •     John Highman, Director of Public Service
     No Expiration
  •     JR Rinaldi, Park Commission
     No Expiration
  •     Joel Harris, Mayor Appointee
     Term Expires 12/31/2025
  •     David Kaminski, Mayor Appointee
     Term Expires 12/31/2025
  •     Danny Thompson, Mayor Appointee
     Term Expires 12/31/2025
  •     Allison Harvey, Mayor Appointee
     Term Expires 12/31/2023
  •     Alexander Haas, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires 12/31/2023
  • Jess Bennett, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires 6/30/2024
  • Audrey Lavin, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires 12/31/2024
  • Terry Gromes, Jr, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires12/31/2025

Membership Requirements

The Commission consists of:

  • Mayor
  • Director of Public Service
  • President of the Board of Park Commissioners
  • Eight public members

Public members must be residents of the City.

Appointment Process

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


The City Planning Commission:

(a) Reviews any general neighborhood renewal, urban renewal, or urban redevelopment plan filed with City Council.

(b) Submits to Council its recommendations on such plans, including its approval or disapproval and certification as to whether or not the plan is in conformity with the General Plan of the City.

Term Lengths

Six years


Members serve without compensation.


City Ordinance 1101.01, 1165.04-.05, 191.07
Ohio Revised Code 713.01-713.15