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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.

An online portal has been created to enhance the Board and Commission application process. On this portal, you will find a list of the City’s Boards and Commissions, the current members and their terms. It is possible to sort data in a number of ways to identify any current vacancies, upcoming term expirations for seats and more.

You can also directly access the application form – which you are welcome to complete at any time to express your interest in serving the community in this way. When completing an application, it’s possible to select and prioritize more than one Board or Commission that is of interest to you.


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To access upcoming agendas & meeting packets for the City Council meetings and Boards & Commission meetings, see below or please visit the CivicClerk Public Portal. If you would like to subscribe to receive notifications for specific Boards & Commission meetings, please visit the CivicClerk Public Portal page and navigate to the “Sign In” button on the top/right side of page.

Visit MuniDocs to search past Meeting Minutes and Legislation. Visit Archives Portal for Board of Zoning & Planning (BZAP) Meeting audio files.


Visit MuniDocs to search City Council Meeting Minutes and Legislation dating back to 1918. Many Board & Commission meeting minutes may also be accessed here.


(C.O. § 1306.01 – President of Council appoints, Council confirms 7 members serve 4-year terms)

The Upper Arlington Board of Building Standards is comprised of seven members who meet 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.

Serves: Building & Planning Divisions

(C.O. § 147.01 – President of Council appoints, Council confirms 5 members to serve 5-year terms from date of appointment. The President of Council serves as President of the Board) ‘

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.

Serves: Community of Upper Arlington

(C.O. §156.01, §203.21 – Council appoints 2 members to serve a 2-year term, the City Manager appoints 1 member)

The Board of Tax Review meets on-call to review the City’s taxation policies and to hear appeals regarding tax claim issues. Council appointees may not be employees, elected officials, or contractors with the City at any time during their term or in the five years immediately preceding the date of appointment. There is no limit on the number of terms that a member may serve if the member is reappointed by the City Council. The City Manager appointee may be an employee of the City, but may not be the director of finance or equivalent officer, or the tax administrator or other similar official or an employee directly involved in municipal tax matters, or any direct subordinate thereof.

Serves: Finance Department and City Attorney

(C.O. §157.02 – Mayor appoints, Council confirms 7 members to serve 3-year terms)

The Board of Zoning and Planning (BZAP) meets the first (work session) and third (regular meeting) 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.

Serves: Planning Division

(C.O. §158.03 — Mayor appoints, Council confirms 7 members to serve 3-year terms)

The City Tree Commission meets the first Tuesday of every other month, to determine and make recommendations to City Council regarding the City’s tree care and tree planting program.

Serves: Parks & Forestry Division

(C.O. §149.01 — Council appoints 3 members to serve 4-year terms)

The Civil Service Commission meets 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.

Serves: Human Resources

The Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) was founded to aid the City in supporting economic development activities. The CIC is composed of both public and private board members who meet the third Thursday of every other month. With this diverse membership, the CIC is perfectly situated to help guide economic development activities in the City.

Bania, Bhatki
Close, Brian
Fix, Kevin
Hall, John
Hoffsis, Amanda
Hoyle, Michele
King, Brendan
McGovern, Chris
McKenzie, Scott
Pontius, Rich
Sloan, Todd
Beach, Suzanne (UA Staff)
Schoeny, Steven (UA Staff)

Serves: Economic Development Division

(ORC § 3735.69 Mayor appoints 2 members, Council appoints 2 members, BZAP appoints 1 member, CRAHC appoints 2 members, for a total of 7 members who all serve 3-year terms)

The Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council meets on call to make inspection of the properties within the community reinvestment area for which an exemption has been granted under section 3735.67 of the ORC. The council also hears appeals under section 3735.70 of the ORC.

Hoffsis, Amanda
Fix, Kevin
Pontius, Rich
Sloan, Todd
Bania, Bhatki
Hall, John
Henderson, Joseph (UA Staff)

Serves: Economic Development Division

(C.O. § 160.02 – President of Council appoints, Council confirms 9 members to serve 4-year terms)

The purpose of the Community Relations Committee is to continue to support and advance Upper Arlington as a welcoming community and to promote understanding, mutual respect and a sense of belonging among all residents to affirm the value of each individual and foster a continued culture of shared community.

Community Relations Committee Website

Serves: City Manager’s Office

(C.O. §152.02 – President of Council appoints, Council confirms 7 members who serve 3-year terms)

The Cultural Arts Commission meets the first Wednesday of each 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.

Serves: Cultural Arts Division

(ORC 3375.121 – Council Appoints 7 members to serve 4-year terms)

The Library Board of Trustees meets the third Tuesday of every month to oversee the management of the City’s public library system.

Serves: Library Patrons of Upper Arlington

(C.O. § 154.01 — President of Council appoints, Council confirms 7 members to serve 4-year terms)

The Medical Advisory Board meets as determined by the Board, to provide professional supervision, training and support of the City’s emergency para-medical program. All members must be residents of the City of Upper Arlington, at least two-thirds must be physicians licensed to practice in the State of Ohio; members who are not physicians should be qualified and active in areas directly related to the practice of medicine.

Serves: Fire Division

(C.O. § 151.02 — Mayor appoints, Council confirms 7 members to serve 4-year terms)

The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meets on the second Wednesday of even numbered months to review and make recommendations to City Council on the City’s parks, recreational programs and facilities in the community.

Serves: Parks & Recreation Department

(O.R.C. § 149.39 – Records Commission–Municipal Corporation)

The Upper Arlington Records Commission meets twice annually to provide rules for retention and disposal of records of the municipal corporation, and to review applications for one-time disposal of obsolete records.

Serves: City of Upper Arlington Municipal Offices

(O.R.C. § 149.39 – City Manager appoints 2 members, Council concurs)

The Tax Incentive Review Council meets annually to review all agreements granting exemptions from property taxation and any performance or audit reports required to be submitted pursuant to those agreements. With respect to each agreement, the council shall determine whether the owner of the exempted property has complied with the agreement, and provide a written report to City Council.

Serves: City of Upper Arlington Municipal Offices


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