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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 six year term. City Council appoints members to the Civil Service Commission.  The Civil Service Commission is governed by the Civil Service Rules and Regulations.

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.

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

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.

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

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  • UA Insight - Fall 2017
    There's lots of good info in our fall edition: the Parks & Rec. Comprehensive Plan, an update on the J. Liu project, the Fire Division's launch of a new paramedicine program, highlights of the Community Survey, fall service updates & more.
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