Boards, Commissions and Committees

The Charter establishes multiple Boards and Commissions designed to assist the staff and City Council with the implementation of the goals and objectives of the City. The members of each are appointed by the Mayor with Council approval. Please see the complete list of current membership and brief description of each of the various Boards/Commissions.

 

If you are interested in learning more about how you can serve on one of these teams, please contact the Clerk of Council at (419) 433-5000, ext 103. Please fill out the following application: Board/Commission Application and return to the Clerk.  Appointments are made annually in December and/or as needed throughout the year to fill vacancies.

 

2017 Boards, Commissions and Committees

Planning Commission & DRB 

The Planning Commission and Design Review Board are established to review planning and zoning enforcement within the City of Huron. The Design Review Board is a subcommittee of the Planning Commission established to oversee the architectural and design elements of development within the City. The Planning Commission and Design Review Board meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building Council Chambers. The members serve on 4-year terms.

Members:

  • Gary Boyle (PC & DRB), Chair
  • Bob Howell (PC & DRB), Vice-Chair
  • Trey Hardy (PC & DRB), Council Representative
  • Jim Hartley
  • Mark Cencer

 

Board of Building and Zoning Appeals 

Set by City Charter and members appointed by the City Council. The Board hears applications for zoning and building variances and provides guidance to Council. Meets the second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building-Council Chambers.

Members:

  • Tom Sprunk, Chair
  • Jim Shaffer
  • Frank Kath
  • JoAnne Boston
  • Mike Mulaney

 

City Council Finance Committee 

3 council members appointed by the Mayor & citizen members; oversees the finance status of the city and recommends spending habits and revenue streams to the administration.  Meets Quarterly and as needed.

Members:

  • Joe Dike
  • Rick Schaffter
  • Glen Ginesi
  • Chuck Norton, Chair
  • Larry Leaman
  • Dawn Jacobs
  • Chuck Thompson

 

City Council Safety Committee 

3 council members appointed by the Mayor to discuss and evaluate safety issues in the City. Meets Quarterly and as needed.

Members:

  • Trey Hardy
  • Phyllis Wassner
  • Joe Dike

 

Huron Joint Recreation District Board 

Appointed by the Mayor with Council approval and established by Ordinance; the board helps make policy for the activities of the Huron Joint Recreation District and City of Huron; meets the first Tuesday of each month January-May and Sept.-Dec at 6:30p.m. in the Boat Basin facility.

Members:

  • Tim Golling, Chair
  • Tom Solberg Jr.
  • Chuck Thompson
  • Rene Franklin
  • Gordon Hahn
  • Jennifer Kilbury
  • Julie Spitzley
  • Jody Mast
  • Rich Schaffter

 

City Council Economic Development Committee

3 council members plus any other interested individuals appointed by the Mayor; to plan the economic develop the community and help execute those plans. Meets as needed.

Members:

  • Joe Dike
  • Glen Ginesi
  • Phyllis Wassner
  • Tim Parkison
  • Duane Stierhoff
  • Anne Hinton

 

Huron Joint Port Authority 

Appointed by the Mayor with Council approval and set up by Ordinance; established jointly with Huron Township and directs port activities, with powers set forth in the Ohio Constitution.  3 City, 3 Township, 1 Joint Appointment.  Meets as needed.

Members:

  • Tom Solberg, Jr., Secretary
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Bob Williams (J), Treasurer
  • Bob Barnes
  • Rob Moore, President
  • Sam Artino

 

Income Tax Board of Review 

Appointed by the Mayor with Council approval and set up by Ordinance; established to hear appeals regarding income tax issues and meets as needed.

Members:

  • Pat Deville
  • Rhonda Watt
  • Terry Griffith

 

Huron Rescue Squad Trust Fund 

Oversees the spending of the Rescue Squad Fund, meets annually and/or as needed to review yearly budgets and expenses

Members:

  • Andy White
  • Bob Boos
  • Brad Hartung

 

Personnel Appeals Board 

Reviews personnel appeals to actions, and meets as needed.

Members:

  • Pat Deville
  • Terry Griffith
  • Bob Kelsey

 

Erie County Council of Governments 

Meeting are held on the "5th Monday months."

Members:

  • Glen Ginesi (P)
  • Phyllis Wassner (A)

 

Coastal Resources Advisory Council                

Member: Jack Arthur

 

Erie County Board of Health                                   

Member: Nancy Thornhill

 

Medical Director                                                          

Member: Dr. Patrick Tupa

 

Scott Cemetery Board                                                 

Member: Glen Ginesi

 

Volunteer Firefighter Dependents Fund                   

Members:

  • Brad Hartung
  • Rick Schaffter
  • Nick Thaxton
  • Peter Zimmermann

 

Enterprise Zone Committee                                        

Members:

  • Brad Hartung (P)
  • Trey Hardy (A)

 

County MPO Committee                                            

Members:

  • Brad Hartung (P)
  • Phyllis Wassner (A)

 

Huron Chamber of Commerce 

Council's representative to the City's Chamber to act as the liaison between the functions; meets every 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.

Member: Sam Artino

 

AMP-Ohio Environmental Stewardship Committee 

Reviews the stewardship priniciples and discusses ways to measure community and AMP-Ohio progress toward meeting them; meets quarterly as needed.

Member: Sam Artino

 

Sewer Monitorning Advisory Committee   

(Members established per agreement)                                

Members:

  • Brad Hartung
  • Andy White
  • Laura Alkire
  • Cathy Ramey
  • Trey Hardy

 

Tax Incentive Negotiating Review Committee                              

Members:

  • Brad Hartung (P)
  • Dawn Jacobs
  • Trey Hardy (A)

 

Liason to School Board

Member: Joe Dike

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