Boards & Commissions


In addition to serving as a member of many boards and commissions in the City of Canton, the Mayor also makes appointments to them. Below is a list of all Boards and Commissions in the City of Canton. If you have a question regarding the information listed here, please contact the Office of the Mayor at 330-438-4300.

Membership Application

Please fill out the Boards and Commissions Application if you are interested in serving on a board.

City of Canton Boards and Commissions

  • Architectural Review Board

    The Board reviews applications for Certificates of Appropriateness and takes final action relating to the construction, erection, alteration, removal, moving, or demolition of any building or structure in the downtown area.

  • Board of Building Appeals
     The Board reviews applications for Certificates of Appropriateness and takes final action relating to the construction, erection, alteration, removal, moving, or demolition of any building or structure in the downtown area.

  • Canton Community Improvement Corporation (CCIC)
    The sole purpose of the CCIC is to advance, encourage, and promote the industrial, economic, commercial, and civic development of the community.

  • Civil Service Commission
    The Commission prescribes, amends, and enforces rules for the classification of positions in the civil service of the city, city schools, and city health district..

  • Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council (CRA)
    The Council makes annual inspections of the properties within a community reinvestment area that are receiving a tax exemption.

  • Community Relations Commission
    The purpose of the Commission is to advise the Mayor concerning the provision of services by City employees for the purposes of enhancing community confidence, improving the operation of government and promoting public understanding of the system of Canton City government.

  • Construction Board
    The Construction Board considers appeals of decisions of the Chief Building Official and assists in the interpretation of the rules and regulations of the applicable provisions of the City Building Code.

  • Fair Employment Practices Board

  • Fair Housing Commission
    The Fair Housing Commission receives and investigates charges of housing discrimination. If the Commission determines a respondent has engaged in, or is engaging in any unlawful discriminatory housing practice, the Commission shall issue an order requiring the respondent to cease and desist from such unlawful practice.

  • Health Board
    The Board has the power to appoint a Health Commissioner as well as any public health nurses, clerks, physicians and other persons as it deems necessary and provided by law.

  • Health District Licensing Council

  • Income Tax Board of Review
    The Board hears appeals made by any person dissatisfied with any ruling or decision of the City Treasurer. The Board, on hearing the appeal, has the jurisdiction to affirm, reverse, or modify any ruling, decision, or assessment.

  • Investment Board
    The Investment Board establishes policies and procedures concerning the deposit and investment of interim monies.

  • Landmark Commission
    The Canton City Landmark Commission.

  • Neighborhood Commission
    The Commission was originally established by Executive Order 2011-001, and enacted on February 14, 2011. Executive Order 2016-001, enacted on April 27, 2016 reaffirmed and amended the purpose and membership of the Commission.

  • Parks Commission
    The Board of Park Commissioners controls and manages the Canton City Parks and Recreation, children's playgrounds and public baths, and all improvements, acquisitions, construction, repairs and maintenance thereof.

  • Planning Commission
    The City Planning Commission reviews any general neighborhood renewal, urban renewal, or urban redevelopment plan filed with City Council.

  • Records Commission
    The functions of the commission shall be to provide rules for retention and disposal of records of the municipal corporation, and to review applications for one-time disposal of obsolete records and schedules of records retention and disposition submitted by municipal offices.

  • Recreation Board

  • Systems Planning Board
    The Systems Planning Board serves as an advisory board to the Department of Management Information Systems.

  • Tax Incentive Review Board
    Annually, the Tax Incentive Review Council reviews all agreements granting exemptions from property taxation and any performance or audit reports required by those agreements.

  • Tree Commission
    The Tree Commission has been created in the interest of the residents of the City to promote and protect their health, safety and welfare by adopting a comprehensive tree plan.

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    The Board of Zoning Appeals has the following specific duties to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Inspector.