The City of Canfield has a number of opportunities for citizens to get involved and contribute to the success of the community. Boards and Commission members play a vital role in advising and recommending items of legislation to City Council, and allow citizens the opportunity to influence decisions that shape the quality of life for the residents of our City.
If you are interested in serving on any of our Boards and Commissions, please fill out the application below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop in off at City Hall.
Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission consists of three (3) members appointed by Council, and serve a term of three (3) years, with a max of two (2) consecutive terms. The Civil Service Commission meets on an as needed basis throughout the year.
Civil Service Commission shall have the power to adopt rules and regulations concerning the selection, promotion, demotion, discipline, and removal of employees within the classified service of the Municipality, which rules and regulations may modify, supplement, or supersede the laws of the State of Ohio, and in the case of conflict shall prevail over the laws of the State of Ohio.
- Stephen Bennett
- Robert Macabobby
- Douglas Toot
Charter Review Commission
The Charter Review Commission is created every five (5) years and is responsible for reviewing the City of Canfield Charter and proposing alterations, revisions and amendments, if any, to the City of Canfield Charter. The terms of the Charter Review Commission terminate at the end of a six (6) month period after appointment by City Council.
Design Review/Historical Preservation Review Committee
The Design Review/Historical Preservation Review Committee is composed of five (5) members: one (1) member of Council, one (1) resident member of the local Historical Society, and three (3) members representing the public at large. The Term of the Council member coincides with their council term, the terms of the other members of the Committee are for three (3) years. Members can only serve a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms.
The Committee shall have the power and the duty to review and approve, disapprove, or approve with conditions, all applications to construct, erect, alter, remove, relocate or demolish any and all structures, buildings, or landmarks within the boundaries of the Design Review/Historical Preservation Review District as established and defined by Council.
The Committee shall protect and preserve the value, appearance and use of property on which buildings are constructed or altered, to maintain a high character of community development, to protect the public health, safety, convenience and welfare and to protect real estate within the Municipality from impairment or destruction of value. Guidelines for the fulfillment of such duties shall be specified with respect to architectural values in architectural criteria as adopted, and as may be amended, by Council.
- Eric Axelson
- Anthony Nacarato
- Christine Oliver (Council member)
- John Orsini
- Debra Roman
Park, Recreation and Cemetery Board
The Park, Recreation and Cemetery Board is composed of six (6) members: two (2) members are appointed by the Manager and four (4) citizens, one (1) of whom may be a member of Council. The Park, Recreation and Cemetery Board members are appointed for a term of three (3) years, and can only serve a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms.
The Park, Recreation and Cemetery Board shall make such recommendations and reports to the Manager, Council, Planning Commission and other officers, departments, divisions and boards and commissions as it deems advisable regarding the acquisition, development, maintenance, repair, and operation of parks, playgrounds, recreational and cemetery facilities and programs of the Municipality. The Board may cooperate with organized groups concerned with recreation programs and may stimulate citizen interest in the care and preservation of parks and historical and scenic sites. The board shall exercise supervision and control over the planting and care of trees, plants and shrubs in the parks, parkways, recreation grounds, streets, boulevards, sidewalks and cemeteries of the Municipality. The Board shall exercise such additional powers and duties as provided by Council by ordinance.
- Dennis Galvin
- Blaise Karlovic
- Courtney Larson
- Enid Maldonado
- Charles Tieche (Council member)
- J.T. Whitehouse
Planning and Zoning Commission
The Planning and Zoning Commission is composed of five (5) members: one (1) member of Council, and four (4) citizens, appointed by a majority vote of Council. The Term of the Council member coincides with their council term, the terms of the other members of the Commission for a term of three (3) years, and can only serve a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms.
The continuing Comprehensive Plan, a compilation of studies, surveys, plans, reports and maps relative to planning the growth, development, redevelopment, rehabilitation, and renewal of the Municipality shall be used by the Planning and Zoning Commission as the operative growth management policy for the Municipality, and as such shall guide the Commission and Council in taking action with respect to the physical development of the Municipality and expenditures for capital improvement.
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall review and make any needed recommendations for the timely modification of the continuing Comprehensive Plan to Council at least once every three (3) years. Recommendations for modification or amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be made to Council at any time.
- Rachel McCartney
- Bruce Neff (Council member)
- Phillip Roudebush
- Julio Williams
- Louis Zarlenga