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Tax Incentive Review Board


Annually, the Tax Incentive Review Council:
(a) Reviews all agreements granting exemptions from property taxation and any performance or audit reports required by those agreements.
(b) Reviews all exemptions from property taxation resulting from the declaration of public purpose improvements.
(c) Reviews the compliance of each recipient of a tax exemption with the nondiscriminatory hiring policies developed by the county or city.

On the basis of these determinations, the Council submits to Council written recommendations for continuation, modification, or cancellation of each agreement.

Meeting Times

Meetings are held annually.

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council.

Current Members

Tax Incentive Review Board Members Seat Designation Term Expires
Katelyn Reinhart Public Appointee
India Jenkins Public Appointee 12/31/2021
Thomas M. Bernabei Mayor No Expiration
Sam Sliman
Mayor Alternate No Expiration
Greg Hawk
Councilman No Expiration
Alan Harold
County Auditor No Expiration
R.A. Mallonn City Financial Officer No Expiration
Jeff Gruber Canton City Schools No Expiration 
Jason Schatzel Canton Local Schools No Expiration 
Kathy Jordan Plain Local Schools  No Expiration
Mary Jo Slick Board of Education No Expiration

Membership Requirements

The board consists of:

  • The Mayor or his designee
  • One member of Council, appointed by the Council President
  • County auditor or his designee
  • Chief financial officer or the city or his designee
  • An individual appointed by the board of education of each district to which tax exemptions apply
  • Two members of the public

* At least four members of the council must be residents of the City.
* At least one of the public members must be a minority.

Term Length

Two (2) years


Members serve without compensation.


Ohio Revised Code 5709.62, 5709.883, 5709.85

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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