Planning Commission


  • 4 pm
  • 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • 6th Floor City Hall Conference Room
Name Position Expiration Date
William V. Sherer II Mayor No Expiration
John M. Highman, Jr. Director of Public Servcie No Expiration
JR Rinaldi Park Commission No Expiration
Jess Bennett Mayor Appointee 12/31/2024
Audrey Lavin Mayor Appointee 12/31/2024
Terry Gromes, Jr.  Mayor Appointee 12/31/2025
Joel Harris Mayor Appointee 12/31/2025
David Kaminski Mayor Appointee 12/31/2025
Danny Thompson Mayor Appointee 12/31/2025
Allison Harvey Mayor Appointee 12/31/2027
Ryan Miller Mayor Appointee 12/31/2027

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, 191.07
Ohio Revised Code 713