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Canton Community Improvement Corporation

The sole purpose of the CCIC is to advance, encourage, and promote the industrial, economic, commercial, and civic development of the community.

Meeting Times
Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 9:30 AM in the Canton City Hall 8th Floor Conference Room.

Appointment Process
Members are appointed by the Mayor. Council confirmation is not required.

2018 Current Members

CCIC Members Seat Designation Term Expires
Thomas M. Bernabei Mayor Ex-Officio
William Sherer II Business Representative 12/31/2020
Michael Gill Chamber of Commerce Representative 12/31/2020
Chris Smith City Council Representative Ex-Officio
Greg Hawk City Council Representative Ex-Officio
Fonda Williams Appointed City Official  Ex-Officio
John Mariol Business Representative 12/31/2020
Emil Alecusan Business Representative 12/31/2020
Robert Thompson Labor Representative 12/31/2020
Dave Doughtery City Council Alternate


Justin Hardesty Non-Voting Member Jackson Twp. CIC 12/31/2020

Membership Requirements

  • Two elected or appointed City officials
  • Two members of City Council
  • One representative from the Chamber of Commerce
  • One local labor representative
  • Three local business persons

Term Length
One (1) Year

Members serve without compensation

Ohio Revised Code 1724.01-.11
City Ordinance 244/88

If you would like to apply to serve on this commission or to recommend someone to serve, please send or fax a cover letter and resume to:

Office of Mayor Thomas M. Bernabei
ATTN: Boards and Commissions
218 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton, OH  44702

FAX: 330-489-3282

Last updated 11/03/2016

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