City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Boards & Commissions

The City of Upper Arlington is fortunate to have many citizens willing to donate their time and expertise on various Boards and Commissions, and ad hoc groups formed to address specific community issues. In return, these individuals are afforded the opportunity to help to shape their community.
 
If you wish to apply to serve on a Board or Commission, please click here to fill out an application online. 

Board of Building Standards
The Upper Arlington Board of Building Standards meets on call to review and make recommendations to City Council on amendments to the Residential Building Code and to hear appeals to both the Ohio Residential Code and the Upper Arlington Property Maintenance Code.

Members:
Carleton, William
Payne, John W.
Blaine, William E.
Ford, Mark, P.
Koch, Steven P.
Yeager, John A.
Stutz, Robert M.

Board of Health
The Board of Health is comprised of five members, with the President of City Council serving as the President of this Board (ORC Section 3709.05). The Board of Health meets the second Wednesday of every other month to establish policy and direct the public health activities for the residents of Upper Arlington. President of Council appoints members and City Council confirms.

Members:
Giammar, Betty
Heintz, Dr. John S.
Guglielmi, Christopher
Vesper, Dr. Richard
Johnson, Debbie
Franklin County Public Health

Board of Tax Appeals
The Board of Tax Appeals is comprised of five members who meet on-call to review the City's taxation policies and to hear appeals regarding tax claim issues. City Council appoints members to the Board of Tax Appeals.

NOTE:  Pursuant to C.O. Section 156.02(A) of the City's Administrative Code, the Board's records of proceedings and hearings are not public records available for inspection under Section 149.43 of the Ohio Revised Code. Hearings requested by a taxpayer before the Board are not meetings of a public body subject to provisions of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Members:
Yuskewich, J. Matthew
Drennen, Michael F.
Nunamaker, Kathy P.
Petrecca, Michael A. (Alternate)
Close, Brian C. (Alternate)

Board of Zoning and Planning (BZAP)
The Board of Zoning and Planning (BZAP) consists of a seven member volunteer commission of Upper Arlington residents who are appointed by City Council to serve four-year terms. The Board reviews all planning and zoning related applications, including: variances, conditional uses, signage plans, subdivisions, site plans and development plans.  The Board also makes recommendations to City Council pertaining to rezoning and changes to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO/zoning code).  BZAP has much authority in regards to the City's built and planned environment.

BZAP typically meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at 6:30 PM in Council Chambers of the Municipal Services Center at 3600 Tremont Road.  The first Monday meeting is for an informal Work Session, where commercial projects are typically discussed.  The third Monday meeting is the formal meeting where votes are taken on all items on the month's agenda.

Board of Zoning and Planning Meeting Information

Members:
Tullett, Robert W.
Mitchell, Marianne
Barringer, Daniel
Carpenter, Kevin
Osterhout, Donald
Tolliver, Shannon
Ward, Thomas A., II

City Tree Commission
The City Tree Commission is comprised of seven members who meet the first Tuesday of every other month, to determine and make recommendations to City Council regarding the City's comprehensive street tree program. Members serve a three year term. The President of City Council appoints members to the City Tree Commission and Council Members confirm.

Members:
Cara, Anya
Milam, Chantil
Foley, Katie
Gilliland, Nick
Landsbergen, Kim 
Weber, Hope
Zanon, Scott A.

Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission is comprised of three members who meet the second Tuesday every other month, to prescribe, amend and enforce civil service rules for employees of the City of Upper Arlington. This Commission also hears appeals from employees within the classified service. Each member serves a four year term. City Council appoints members to the Civil Service Commission.  The Civil Service Commission is governed by the Civil Service Rules and Regulations.

Members:
Flaherty, William
Ball, Steven L.
Burleson, Lisa M.

Cultural Arts Commission
The Cultural Arts Commission is comprised of seven members who meet the first Wednesday of every month, to advise and support the Cultural Arts Division Staff in its mission to provide and promote a diverse, lively, accessible arts environment that advances the cultural assets and enriches the life of the community. Each member serves a three year term. The President of City Council appoints members to the Cultural Arts Commission and Council Members confirm.

Members:
Stevens, Harold
Baldwin, Melissa
Laux, Andy
Snyder, Duncan
Kirk, Christine
Morris, Kate
Richard, Karin

Library Board of Trustees
The Board of Library Trustees is comprised of seven members who meet the third Tuesday of every month, to oversee the management of the City's public library system. Each member serves a four year term. City Council appoints members to the Board of Library Trustees.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Information

Members:
Hahn, Peter
Shkurti, William
Bowen, Maura
Mueller, Sarah
McKee, Kyle
Heydlauff, Gloria
Yesso, John M.

Medical Advisory Board
The Medical Advisory Board is comprised of seven members who meet twice annually, to provide professional supervision, training and support of the City's emergency para-medical program. Each member serves a four year term. The President of City Council appoints members to the Medical Advisory Board and Council Members confirm.

Members:
Dick, Dr. Michael
Stanley, Dr. Rachel
Drobny, Dr. Eric D.
Fontana, Dr. Mary E.
Raetzke, Dr. Bradley
Lutmerding, Dr. Medard Richard
Pema, Dr. Peter

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is comprised of seven members who meet to review and make recommendations to City Council on the City's parks, recreational programs and facilities in the community. The Board meets the second Wednesday of even numbered months at 6:30 pm at the Municipal Services Center. Each member serves a four-year term. The President of City Council appoints members to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Council Members confirm.

Residents may attend meetings and speak on the agenda items. The agenda and packet is available on the City's website. 

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting Information

Members:
Bauer, Jim
Christ, Lindsey
Crosby, Toni
Diday, M. Kate
Duchi, Mary
O'Donnell, Caroline
Petersen, Matt

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News & Notices

  • Call for Board and Commission Applications
    The City is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Civil Service Commission. Please check here for details and to complete an online application form.
  • 2017 Community Awards
    In advance of our 2018 State of the City Address on January 22, we are seeking nominations for the 2017 Community Awards Program. Check here for details and to download a nomination form.
  • UA Insight - Winter 2017/2018
    Look for your copy of the Winter UA Insight in the coming days. There's a lot going on in UA as we countdown to our Centennial Year!
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