Oberlin City Council encourages residents to participate in their government and seeks qualified and committed candidates to apply for open positions. A current Board, Commission & Committee Application Form is required to be considered for an appointment.

You may apply to as many boards or commissions as you wish. Please be specific when describing your interests and experience. Your application will remain active for up to one year, even if you do not receive an appointment after your initial application. Please note that your application materials are subject to the Open Meetings Act.

All members appointed to boards and commissions shall be residents and registered and qualified electors of the Municipality at their appointment. Change of residence to outside the corporate limits of the Municipality shall automatically end the term of any board or commission member.

Although provisions differ among boards and commissions, most appointments consist of five (5) members with three (3) year – terms. No member shall be appointed to more than three (3) consecutive terms. Any board or commission member absent from three (3) consecutive meetings shall be subject to removal.

Click the board or commission name below to view their respective charge. You may also feel free to look at the Minutes & Agendas available online, as well as view a copy of the 2024 Calendar to get a better idea of what is required to serve on a City board or commission. A complete list of city boards and commission members can be found here. Additional information can be found in the Boards and Commissions Handbook as well. Questions related to the application process for City board and commission appointments should be directed to the Oberlin Clerk of Council’s Office. We thank you for your interest in serving our community and hope to hear from you soon!