Boards & Commissions

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2022 Boards and Commissions Calendar

How to Become a Candidate for a City Board or Commission

Openings: All applications are currently closed.

When openings occur on a board or commission, they will be advertised via email newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, and on this page. At that time, we will ask that applicants complete this online form OR download and return the following:

  1. This short questionnaire. Please indicate on the questionnaire the open position for which you are applying.
  2. Your resume with current address to Clerk of Council Jennifer Mason at jmason@newalbanyohio.org.

Most positions are open to residents inside the New Albany city limits only. If you do not know if you live in the city limits, you can check your home’s tax district with Franklin County Auditor on-line.

Current board and commission members may apply for open positions.

Clerk Mason will collect the applications by the published deadline and provide them to council for consideration. Once a candidate is selected and confirmed, all applicants will be notified.

Click here for a brief description of the boards and commissions, along with preferred candidate experience.

Click here for the full application and selection process.

Ms. Mason can also answer any follow-up questions you may have via phone (614-939-2244) or email.

Planning Commission

Duties

Hear applications for land use, zoning classifications, recommend legislative actions, review legislation, rules, and regulations re: city planning, land use, and zoning.
Preferred background in design, architecture, landscaping, city planning, etc.

Qualifications

Preferred background in design, architecture, landscaping, city planning, etc.

Commission Members

  • Neil Kirby, Chairperson
  • David Wallace
  • Hans Schell
  • Sarah Briggs
  • Bruce Larsen
  • Matt Shull, Council Liaison

Meetings, Agendas, & Minutes

Informal Meetings (I) are held at Village Hall (99 W. Main Street) the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Regular meetings (R) are held at Village Hall (99 W. Main Street) the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, June 7, 2021 (R) Agenda Minutes
Monday, June 21, 2021 (R) Agenda Minutes Meeting Packet
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 (I) Cancelled
Monday, July 19, 2021 (R) Agenda Minutes Meeting Packet
Monday, August 2, 2021 (I) Cancelled
Monday, August 16, 2021 (R) Agenda Minutes Meeting Packet
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 (I) Cancelled
Monday, September 20, 2021 (R) Agenda Meeting Packet
Monday, October 4, 2021 (I) Cancelled
Monday, October 18, 2021 (R) Agenda Meeting Packet
Monday, November 1, 2021 (I) Cancelled
Monday, November 15, 2021 (R) Agenda Meeting Packet
Friday, November 12, 2021 (Workshop) Workshop Agenda
December 6, 2021 (R) Agenda Meeting Packet
December 20, 2021 (R) Agenda Meeting Packet
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 (R) Agenda Meeting Packet
Monday, February 7, 2022 (R) Agenda Meeting Packet
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Agenda Meeting Packet
Monday, March 21, 2022 (R) Agenda (Amended) Meeting Packet
Monday, April 4, 2022 (R) Agenda Meeting Packet
Monday, April 18, 2022 (R) Agenda Meeting Packet
Monday, May 2, 2022 (R) Agenda Meeting Packet
Monday, May 16, 2022 (R) Agenda Meeting Packet
Monday, June 6, 2022 (R) Agenda

Board of Zoning Appeals

Duties

Hear and decide appeals regarding legislation and administrative determinations related to zoning and land use. Also shall hear variances from zoning area regulations and general development standards. Subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, compel discovery as needed.

Qualifications

Preferred background in design, architecture, landscaping, city planning, etc.

Board Members

  • Abe Jacob
  • Kirk Smith
  • Tiana Samuels
  • Shaun LaJeunesse
  • Hans Schell, Planning Commission Liaison
  • Andrea Wiltrout, Council Liaison

Meetings, Agendas, & Minutes

Meetings are held at Village Hall (99 W. Main Street) the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, February 22, 2021 Agenda Minutes
Monday, March 22, 2021 Agenda Minutes
Monday, April 26, 2021 Agenda Minutes
Monday, May 24, 2021 Agenda Minutes
Monday, June 28, 2021 Agenda Minutes Meeting Packet
Monday, July 26, 2021 Agenda Minutes Meeting Packet
Monday, August 23, 2021 Cancelled
Monday, September 27, 2021 Agenda Minutes Meeting Packet
Monday, October 25, 2021 Agenda Minutes Meeting Packet
Monday, November 22, 2021 Agenda Minutes Meeting Packet
Monday, December 20, 2021 Agenda Minutes Meeting Packet
Monday, January 24, 2022 Cancelled
Monday, February 28, 2022 Agenda Meeting Packet
March 28, 2022 Cancelled
April 25, 2022 Agenda Meeting Packet
May 23, 2022 Cancelled

Architectural Review Board

Duties

Review plans, drawings, and signage applications. Issue Certificates of Appropriateness for any major or minor environmental or zoning changes. (See NA Code 1157.07.) Hear appeals of staff decisions or interpretations made under New Albany Code section 1157.

Qualifications

Candidate preferably has background in architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, interior design, industrial design, engineering, or other allied design professions. Candidate preferably has background in architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, interior design, industrial design, engineering, or other allied design professions.

Board Members

  • Alan Hinson, Chairperson
  • Andrew Maletz
  • Jim Brown
  • EJ Thomas
  • Jon Iten
  • Francis Strahler
  • Traci Moore
  • Mike Durik, Council Liaison

Meetings, Agendas, & Minutes

Meetings are held at Village Hall (99 W. Main Street) the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, April 12, 2021 Agenda Minutes
Monday, May 10, 2021 Cancelled
Monday, June 14, 2021 Agenda Minutes
Monday, July 12, 2021 Agenda Minutes Meeting Packet
Monday, August 9, 2021 Cancelled
Monday, September 13, 2021 Agenda Minutes Meeting Packet
Monday, October 11, 2021 Agenda Minutes Meeting Packet
Monday, November 8, 2021 Agenda Minutes Meeting Packet
Monday, December 13, 2021 Agenda Minutes Meeting Packet
Monday, January 10, 2022 Agenda Meeting Packet
Monday, February 14, 2022 Cancelled
Monday, March 14, 2022 Agenda
Monday, April 11, 2022 Agenda Meeting Packet
Monday, May 9, 2022 Agenda Meeting Packet

Parks & Trails Advisory Board

Duties

Advisory capacity only, make recommendations regarding parks and trails to council and administration.

Qualifications

Preferred background in natural resources, parks, city planning, or an active user of parks and trails.

Board Members

  • Bill Resch
  • Char Steelman
  • Abbey Sonnenberg Brooks
  • Tricia Bhat
  • George Stribick, School Appointment
  • Chip Fellows, Council Liaison

Meetings, Agendas, & Minutes

Meetings are held at Village Hall (99 W. Main Street) the 1st Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, March 1, 2021 Agenda
Monday, April 5, 2021 Cancelled
Monday, May 3, 2021 Cancelled
Monday, June 7, 2021 Agenda
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Cancelled
Monday, August 2, 2021 Cancelled
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Agenda Meeting Packet
Monday, October 4, 2021 Cancelled
Monday, November 1, 2021 Cancelled
Monday, December 6, 2021 Cancelled
Monday, January 3, 2022 Cancelled
Monday, February 7, 2022 Cancelled
Monday, March 7, 2022 Agenda
Monday, April 4, 2022 Cancelled
Monday, May 2, 2022 Cancelled
Monday, June 6, 2022 Cancelled

Community Improvement Corporation

Duties

Trustees adopt by-laws and govern the CIC, handle CIC employee matters, handle CIC financial matters, act as agent of New Albany in certain matters.

Qualifications

Prefer experienced business background.

Corporation Members

  • Everett Gallagher
  • Philip Smith
  • Ronald Davies
  • Todd Brubaker
  • Colleen Briscoe
  • Jennifer Chrysler
  • Sloan Spalding
  • Matt Shull
  • Joseph Stefanov
2018 Financial Report

Meetings, Agendas, & Minutes

Meetings are held as necessary at Village Hall (99 W. Main Street).

January 22, 2020 – Annual Agenda Minutes
January 22, 2020 Agenda Minutes
April 27, 2020 Agenda Minutes
July 27, 2020 Agenda Minutes
December 4, 2020 Agenda Minutes

New Albany Inclusion Diversity and Equity Action (IDEA) Committee

IDEA Committee Members

  • Sloan Spalding, City Council Representative
  • Marlene Brisk, City Council Representative
  • Vida Farwana, City Representative
  • LaVerne Fudge-Williamson, City Representative
  • Ofra Eliav Greenshtein, City Representative
  • Mohit Gupta, City Representative
  • Abraham J. Jacob, City Representative
  • Shohba Painter, City Representative
  • Anita Patel, City Representative
  • Tiana Samuels, City Representative
  • Angela Douglas, Healthy New Albany
  • Jennie Wilson, McCoy Board
  • Paul Naumoff, NAPL School District
  • Renee Shumate, New Albany Chamber
  • Kimberly Lee Minor, New Albany Community Foundation
  • Nicole Dempsey, New Albany JPD
  • Benjamin Reid, New Albany Library
  • Ben Collins, Plain Township

Meetings

Regular meetings are held on second Thursdays at 4 pm at the New Albany Public Service Department, 7800 Bevelhymer Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054.

November 4, 2021 4 pm Agenda Reception at the Heit Center for Healthy New Albany – no stream
October 14, 2021 4 pm Agenda Minutes Streaming Only Link
Passcode: 8569 0186 007
September 9, 2021 4 pm Amended Agenda Minutes Streaming Only Link
Passcode: 871 3126 7133
August 12, 2021 4 pm Agenda Minutes Streaming Only Link
Passcode: 8631 5063 535
July 8, 2021 4 pm Agenda Minutes Zoom Meeting Link
Passcode: 5zVnbv
June 10, 2021 n/a Meeting canceled
May 14, 2021 4 pm Agenda Minutes Zoom Meeting Link
Passcode: 5zVnbv
April 8, 2021 4 pm Agenda Minutes Zoom Meeting Link
Passcode: 996177
March 11, 2021 4 pm Agenda Minutes Zoom Meeting Link
Passcode: 005046
February 11, 2021 4 pm Agenda Minutes Zoom Meeting Link
Or Phone: 1-312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 829 5688 9737
January 14, 2021 4 pm Agenda Minutes Zoom Meeting Link
Or Phone: 1-312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 818 5030 0490
December 9, 2020 4 pm Agenda Minutes

Sustainability Advisory Board

Duties

Advise City Council on matters relating to sustainability, promote and communicate sustainability principles broadly among the community and stakeholders, advise and assist City Council and city manager in efforts to make city operations more sustainable.

Qualifications

No specific qualifications necessary. Experience in sustainability industries, environmental programs, energy conservation, and/or passion for sustainability a plus.

Board Members

  • Catherine Duffy
  • Scott Harrold
  • Peter Barnes
  • Charles Schumacher
  • Brian Filiatraut
  • Steven Conway
  • Laura Gallo
  • Brigitte Bell, Student Representative
  • Kasey Kist, Council Member Liaison

Meetings, Agendas, & Minutes

Regular meetings are held monthly on second Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in Village Hall, Council Chambers, 99 W. Main Street, New Albany, Ohio 43054.

May 11, 2022 6:30 pm Cancelled
April 13, 2022 6:30 pm Agenda Minutes (pending)
March 9, 2022 6:30 pm Agenda Minutes
February 9, 2022 6:30 pm Agenda Minutes
January 12, 2022 6:30 pm Agenda Minutes
December 8, 2021 6:30 pm Agenda Minutes
November 3, 2021 6:30 pm Agenda Minutes

Personnel Appeals Board

Duties

Shall hear appeals from administrative determinations made pursuant to Administrative Code.

Qualifications

HR, business, or law background preferred.

Board Members

  • Glenn Redick
  • Abe Jacob
  • Dustin Calhoun
  • Lindsay Rasey, Personnel Officer

Meetings

Meetings are held as necessary at Village Hall (99 W. Main Street).

Monday, April 9, 2018 – 6 pm (Organizational)              Agenda

Cemetery Restoration Advisory Board

Duties

Advise City Council and staff on issues related to the restoration of the New Albany Cemetery.

Qualifications

No specific qualifications necessary.

Board Members

  • Brian Zets, Chairperson
  • Victor Wilson, Vice Chair
  • William Resch, Secretary
  • Thomas Shockey
  • Mary Fee
  • Bill Carleton
  • Ronni Feibel

Staff Liaisons

  • Mark Nemec
  • Jennifer Mason

Meetings

Regular meetings are held on fourth Tuesdays starting at 3:30 pm at Village Hall.

June 28, 2022 3:30 pm Pending
April 11, 2022 3:30 pm Agenda Pending
February 15, 2022 3:30 pm Agenda Minutes
January 25, 2022 3:30 pm Agenda Minutes
November 30, 2021 3:30 pm Agenda Minutes
October 26, 2021 canceled n/a
September 28, 2021 3:30 pm Agenda Pending
August 24, 2021 3:30 pm Agenda Pending
July 27, 2021 3:30 pm Agenda Minutes
June 22, 2021 canceled
May 25, 2021 canceled
April 27, 2021 canceled
March 23, 2021 3:30 pm Agenda Minutes Zoom Meeting Link
Or Phone: 1-312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 826 9191 3029
December 7, 2020 3:30 pm Agenda Minutes Zoom Meeting Link
Or Phone: 1-312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 822 9737 1449
May – canceled
April – canceled
March 11, 2020 3:30 pm Agenda Minutes
February 12, 2020 3:30 pm Agenda Minutes
January 15, 2020 3:30 pm Agenda Minutes
November 13, 2019 3:30 pm Agenda Minutes
October  9, 2019 3:30 pm Agenda Minutes
September 11, 2019 at Wagner Cemetery 3:30 pm Agenda Minutes
August 14, 2019 3:30 pm Agenda Minutes

New Albany-Plain Local Joint Parks District

Duties

Oversee fiscal operations of the Joint Parks District, approve budgets.

Qualifications

No specific qualifications necessary. Preferred background in finance, business, law, or active user of the parks.

Trustees

Trustee are appointed by the New Albany Plain Local Schools, the City of New Albany, and Plain Township.

  • Richard Williams (New Albany representative)
  • David Demers (New Albany representative)
  • Adam Beckman (School representative)
  • Todd Wedekind (School representative)
  • Scott Dodson (Township representative)
  • Tim Sokol (Township representative)
  • Matt Shull (New Albany Council Liaison)

Meetings

Generally meets the 1st Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.; click here for confirmed meeting dates.

Rocky Fork Blacklick Accord

Duties

Evaluate applications for rezoning and make recommendations to the planning body of the impacted jurisdiction (Columbus, New Albany, Plain Township) in the RFBA area.

Qualifications

No specific qualifications necessary. Preferred background in design, architecture, landscaping, city planning, etc.

Representatives

Representatives are appointed by the City of Columbus, the City of New Albany, and Plain Township.

  • Todd Brubaker (New Albany appointee)
  • Mohit Gupta (New Albany appointee)
  • Kyle Sellers (New Albany appointee)
  • David Paul (Columbus appointee)
  • Michele Boni (Columbus appointee)
  • Ralph Smithers, Jr. (Columbus appointee)
  • Jay Herskowitz (Township appointee)
  • Scott Harper (Township appointee)
  • Mike Chappelear (Township appointee)
  • Nolan Harshaw (Columbus Planning Staff)
  • Stephen Mayer (New Albany Planning Staff)
  • Ben Collins (Plain Township Administrator)

Visit the City of Columbus website for more information www.columbus.gov.

Meetings

Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center For The Arts

Duties

Foster an appreciation of the arts and culture by providing lifelong learning opportunities through education, exposure and participation.

Qualifications

No specific qualifications necessary.

Representatives

Representatives are appointed by the City of New Albany, Plain Township, the McCoy Center, the New Albany Community Foundation, and New Albany Schools.

  • Christy Arenschield (Township representative)
  • Patty Woo (Township representative)
  • Jennie Wilson (Township representative)
  • Tom Hill (New Albany representative)
  • Lynnda Davis (New Albany representative)
  • Chandra Panley (New Albany representative)
  • Bill Ebbing (McCoy representative)
  • Everett Gallagher (McCoy representative)
  • Chad Palmer (McCoy representative)
  • Joel Altschule (Foundation representative)
  • Brandi Burch (Foundation representative)
  • Michael Sawyers (School representative)
  • Jill Beckett-Hill (School representative)
  • Ruth Bank (School representative)

Income Tax Board of Review

Duties

Hear tax appeals, issue resolutions/declarations.

Qualifications

Background in tax law and finance preferred.

Board Members

  • David Wallace, Chairperson
  • Brian Zets
  • Paul Fullerman

Meetings

Meetings are held as necessary at Village Hall (99 W. Main Street).

Public Records Commission

Duties

Hear tax appeals, issue resolutions/declarations.

Qualifications

Background in tax law and finance preferred.

Board Members

  • Sloan Spalding, Chair
  • Bethany Staats, Finance Director
  • Ben Albrecht, Interim Law Director
  • Glenn Redick, Citizen Member

Meetings

Meetings are held twice a year (generally, in May and November) at Village Hall (99 W. Main Street).

The next meeting is scheduled for May 3, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. at Village Hall.

November 15, 2022 Pending
May 3, 2022 Amended Agenda Pending
November 16, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 4, 2021 Agenda Minutes
November 17, 2020 Agenda Minutes
July 21, 2020 Agenda Minutes
May 5, 2020 Rescheduled n/a
November 5, 2019 Agenda Minutes
May 21, 2019 Agenda Minutes

Charter Review Commission

Commission Members

  • Andy Cooke, Chair
  • Patrick Weyers, Vice-Chair
  • Debra Lowery, Secretary
  • Bill Carleton
  • Johnna Evans
  • Mary Fee
  • Glenn Redick
  • Mitch Banchefsky, Law Director, Staff
  • Jennifer Mason, Clerk, Staff
  • Matt Shull, Council Member Liaison

Meetings

The Charter Review Commission’s work has been completed. No further meetings will be held.

June 25, 2019 Agenda Draft Minutes
May 14, 2019 Agenda Minutes
April 23, 2019 NO MEETING
March 26, 2019 Agenda Minutes
February 26, 2019 Agenda Minutes
January 22, 2019 Agenda Minutes
December 18, 2019 Agenda Minutes
November 27, 2018 Agenda Minutes
October 23, 2018 Agenda Minutes
September 25, 2018 Agenda Minutes
August 30, 2018  Organizational Agenda Minutes
Want to serve on a city board or commission? Contact Jennifer Mason at 614-939-2244.