The Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council on any and all questions concerning the maintenance, operation, and improvement of the public utilities serving the City, both privately and municipally owned. For more information concerning the duties of PUC please view the official charge below.

Meeting Times

Please refer to of City of Oberlin Calendar of Events for official dates.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Public Utilities Commission Secretary Cindy Simons at 440 775-7260.


Name Term
Jonathan Rice01/01/2023 - 12/31/2025
Greggor Mattson, Vice Chair01/01/2022 - 12/31/2024
Deb Barman01/01/2024 - 12/31/2026
Brent R. Smith, Chair01/01/2023 - 12/31/2025
Eugene Matthews01/01/2024 - 12/31/2026

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

Important Documents

Official Charge

Ohio Sunshine Laws


OMEA Board

Energy Rates

Sustainable Reserve Program 

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