The board represents a non-profit corporation formed under Chapters 1702 and 1724 of the Ohio Revised Code for the sole purpose of advancing, encouraging, and promoting industrial, economic, commercial and civic development within the City of Oberlin. For more information concerning the duties of OCIC please view the official charge here.

Meeting Times

OCIC meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month, at 85 S. Main Street in Conference Room 1 at 8:00 a.m. Please refer to the City of Oberlin Calendar of Events for official dates. All meetings of the board shall be open to the public. Public notice of a regularly scheduled or special meetings shall be made in accordance with applicable public meeting laws.

Contact Us

For more information please contact the Planning Director, Carrie Porter at 440 775-7250.


Name  Term
Public Sector Members - (2 year Staggered Terms)
Jack Ford01/01/2023 - 12/31/2024
Sandra Miller01/01/2024 - 12/31/2025
Jill Sawyer, Chair01/01/2024 - 12/31/2025
Michael J. McFarlin01/01/2024 - 12/31/2025
Tyrone Wicks, Vice Chair 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 (Unexpired Term)
Jessa New01/01/2024 - 12/31/2025
Sal Talarico, Finance Director01/01/2023 - 12/31/2024
Private Sector Members - (3 year Staggered Terms)
Mistinguette Smith01/01/2024 - 12/31/2026
Jason Williams01/01/2023 - 12/31/2025
Janet K. Haar01/01/2023 - 12/31/2025
James Cunningham01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024

A complete membership roster for all City of Oberlin boards and commissions can be found here.

Important Documents                                          

Minutes & Agendas

Ohio Sunshine Laws                                                    


Questions related to the application process for City board and commission appointments should be directed to the Oberlin Clerk of Council’s Office