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Systems Planning Board


The Systems Planning Board:

(a) Serves as an advisory board to the Department of Management Information Systems.
(b) Provides recommendations concerning the planning, acquisition, prioritization of user needs, allocation of financial resources, choices concerning new and future technologies, replacement scheduling of existing systems, personnel training and utilization issues and other issues concerning computer-based information systems required by various departments within the City.
(c) In conjunction with the Department of Management Information Systems, establishes short-term and long-term planning objectives for the City's information systems requirements.
(d) Approves computer related purchase over $15,000.00 prior to Council approval to ensure compatibility with existing systems, coordinate technology throughout the City and verify the best solution at the lowest cost.

Meeting Times

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every odd numbered month at 9:30 am on the 8th floor of City Hall.

Appointment Process

Public member is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council.

Current Members


Systems Planning Board Members Seat Designation Term Expires
Thomas M. Bernabei Mayor No Expiration
Kristen Bates Aylward Law Department No Expiration
RA Mallonn
Auditor  No Expiration
Kim Perez
Treasurer's Office  No Expiration  
John Mariol City Council No Expiration
Mike Kochera Municipal Court No Expiration
Phil Giavasis Clerk of Courts No Expiration
John Highman Director of Public Service No Expiration
Jim Adams Health Commissioner No Expiration
Andrea Perry Safety Director No Expiration  
Patrick Barton Information Systems No Expiration  
Sean Durkin Public Appointee


Membership Requirements

The Board consists of:

  • Mayor or his designee
  • Law Director or his designee
  • Auditor or his designee
  • Treasurer or his designee
  • One member of City Council or his designee
  • Presiding judge of the Canton Municipal Court or his designee
  • Clerk of Courts or his designee
  • Director of Public Service or his designee
  • Health Commissioner or his designee
  • Director of Public Safety or his designee
  • Information Systems manager or his designee
  • One member of the public, qualified by occupation or profession as having specialized knowledge in the area of management information systems

Term Length

Two (2) years


Members serve without compensation.


City Ordinance 150.01-.02

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 4/8/2016

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