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Mayor's 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.  The Commission reviews the Canton Police Department Internal Affairs Bureau's completed investigations of alleged police misconduct and considers other areas of citizen concern regarding the conduct of City employees while in the performance of their duties.

Meeting Times

Meetings are held quarterly in City Hall.

Appointment Process

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

Current Members

Community Relations Commission Members Seat Designation Term Expires
Mr. Timothy Miller Mayor Appointee 06/30/2019
Vacant Mayor Appointee
Vacant Mayor Appointee
Lisa Gissendaner Mayor Appointee 12/31/2019
Remel Moore Mayor Appointee 12/31/2020
Major Thomas Grace Mayor Appointee 12/31/2020
Rev. Hubert Fleming Mayor Appointee 12/31/2020

Membership Requirements

  • Members must be residents of the city OR work or own a business in the city.
  • Members must not have ever had any criminal felony convictions.
  • Members must not have ever had any misdemeanor convictions for an offense against a police officer or for an offense involving dishonesty.

Term Lengths

Two (2) years


Members serve without compensation.


Executive Order No. 1-2008

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 10/24/2016

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