Neighborhood Commission


  • 4:00 pm
  • Last Wednesday of every odd month
  • 6th Floor of City Hall
Name Position Expiration Date
William V. Sherer II Mayor No Expiration
Jason P. Reese Law Director No Expiration
John M. Highman, Jr. Director of Public Service No Expiration
Andrea M. Perry Director of Public Safety No Expiration
Chris Smith Councilmember No Expiration
John Mariol Councilmember No Expiration
Daniel Preacher Community Building Partnership of Stark County No Expiration
Eva Leigh Houghton Neighborhood Representative  
Patricia Howard Neighborhood Representative  
Ted Johnson Neighborhood Representative  
Mary Lou Straight-Hoynes Neighborhood Representative  
Danselle Williams Neighborhood Representative  
Brice Bender Neighborhood Representative  
Robert George Neighborhood Representative  

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the Mayor at the recommendation of the Neighborhood Leadership Council. Council confirmation is not required.


The Commission consists of:

  • Mayor
  • 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.


Members serve without compensation.


Executive Order: 2016-001 (PDF)