The Committee serves as the primary advisory body to the City Council during the design, fundraising, construction, and implementation phases of the Underground Railroad Center Project. For more information concerning the duties of URCIT 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 URCIT Secretary Chris Yates at 440-775-7251.


Name Term
Jessie Reeder, ChairUnlimited
Lester A. Allen IIIUnlimited
Paul Lipke - BennUnlimited
Russell WalkerUnlimited
Nancy WallUnlimited
Robin Hoover ShafferUnlimited
Sandra Miller, Vice ChairUnlimited
Carol LasserUnlimited
Courtney Cannon ScottUnlimited

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

Important Documents

Official Charge

Minutes & Agendas


Underground Railroad Center

2014 Site Plan

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