Fonda Williams, Director of Development Ex-Officio
Chris Smith, Councilmember Ex-Officio
John Mariol, Councilmember Ex-Officio
Marilyn Thomas Jones, Director of Community Engagement, Stark Community Foundation Ex-Officio
Deborah Burt, Neighborhood Representative Term Expires 5/31/2022
Mary Lou Straight-Hoynes, Neighborhood Representative Term Expires5/31/2022
Eva Leigh Houghton, Neighborhood Representative Term Expires 5/31/2023
Patricia Howard, Neighborhood Representative Term Expires 5/31/2023
Robert George, Neighborhood Representative Term Expires 5/31/2024
Brice Bender, Neighborhood Representative Term Expires 5/31/2024
Members are appointed by the Mayor at the recommendation of the Neighborhood Leadership Council. Council confirmation is not required.
The Commission consists of:
Law Director or designee
Director of Public Service
Director of Public Safety
Director of Development
Two members of Council, appointed by the Council Majority Leader
Director of Community Engagement, Stark Community Foundation
Six members of the public, appointed by the Neighborhood Leadership Council
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. The Commission's purpose is to establish a forum for communication and collaboration between neighborhood associations and city government.
Initial appointments listed are staggered one-, two-, and three-year terms. All subsequent appointments shall be for three-year terms.