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Call for Board and Commission Applicants

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

The City is fortunate to have many residents who are willing to donate their time and expertise serving on the various Boards and Commissions that have been formed to address specific community issues. In return, these individuals are afforded the opportunity to help shape their community in areas that are of interest to them.

Several seats will be expiring on June 30, and City Council is currently seeking applications from residents who are interested in serving on the following Boards and Commissions, with an application deadline of April 30, 2024.

  • Board of Tax Review – meets on an on-call basis to hear appeals for municipal income tax and denials of refund claims.
  • Board of Zoning & Planning – meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month to hear and decide on conditional uses, special exceptions and interpretation of the City’s zoning code. Additionally, BZAP grants conditional permits, non-conforming uses, temporary structures and uses, hears/decides appeals, and grants variances.
  • City Tree Commission – meets the first Tuesday of every other month to study issues related to municipal tree care and planting, make recommendations to City Council, and to review contributions to the City’s tree planting fund.
  • Community Relations Committee – typically meets the fourth Thursday of each month, to help support Upper Arlington as a welcoming community, to promote understanding and respect, foster diverse culture, and to enhance the City’s vision to support respect and fairness. Members also participate in various extracurricular CRC activities and community events throughout the year.
  • Cultural Arts Commission – typically meets the first Wednesday of each month to advise and support the Cultural Arts Division Staff in their mission to provide and promote a diverse, lively, accessible arts environment that advances the cultural assets and enriches the life of the community.
  • Library Board of Trustees – typically meets the third Tuesday of each month, to create and support the strategic plan for the Upper Arlington Library System, and to approve the Library budget and programming.
  • Tax Incentive Review Council – meets once a year to review tax agreements and compliance for tax-exempt properties located within the City.

Public service of this nature is voluntary.

To learn more about these boards and to submit an application, click the following link: //

If you have any questions about the Board and Commission selection process, please contact the City Clerk’s Office, at 614-583-5030, or [email protected].

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