Boards and Commissions

Arts Commission
Purpose To foster and promote the visual and performing arts within Montgomery.
Activities Photography Contest, Bastille Day Celebration, Fine Arts Sampler, Public Art Project, Antiques Appraisal and Artists in the Park
Meetings First Monday of the month, 5pm, City Hall
Appointment Appointed by City Council
Term 3 years
Max. Size 7 members
Members Katy Hall, Chris Hilsabeck, Christine Genovese, Greg Leader, Nancy Nolan, Rosalee Stocker, and Martha Carroll
Beautification and Tree Commission
Purpose Develops a yearly plan for the care of trees, shrubs and flowers in public areas.
Activities Activities Beautification Week flower planting, Beautification Awards, Arbor Day Celebrations, Tree City USA recognition, Plant Swaps, Downtown Holiday Decorating and hanging basket planting and tree workshops
Meetings Meets on the second Monday of the month, 9am, City Hall
Appointment Appointed by City Council
Term 3 years
Max. Size 7 members
Members Judy Feltner, Helen Grimes, Jane Hohn, Jodi Keith, Martha Seaman, Jacquie Webb and one vacancy
Board of Tax Review
Purpose To hear appeals of persons dissatisfied with rulings or decisions made by the Tax Commissioner for the purpose of affirming, reversing or modifying such rulings or decisions.
Meetings Meetings as needed
Appointment Appointed by City Council
Max. Size 3 Members
Members Gary Blomberg, Khadijen Mehdizadeh, and Ed Steinebrey
Board of Zoning Appeals
Purpose Holds public meetings to review variance requests and appeals regarding the City zoning code.
Meetings Meetings Fourth Tuesday of the Month except for May and September
Appointment Appointment by City Council
Term 4 years
Max. Size Size 7 members
Members Mary Jo Byrnes, Todd Deutsch, Mary Goard, Mike Kessler, Tom Molloy, Bob Saul, and Richard White
Civil Service Commission
Purpose To ensure that all appropriate civil service examinations and procedures are applied for appointments and promotions in the classified service of the city and are made according to merit.
Meetings As needed
Appointment Appointment by City Council
Term 3 years
Max. Size Size 3 members
Members Jim Ryerson, Michael Hawkins, one vacancy
Landmarks Commission
Purpose To provide for the preservation of Montgomery’s historical, architectural and archaeological heritage.
Activities Making recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council on matters of legislation and development that may affect the city’s landmarks or heritage and working for the continuing education of the City’s residents and businesses to foster greater awareness of the City’s heritage.
Meetings Second Wednesday of the month, 7 pm, City Hall
Appointment Appointment by City Council
Term 3 years
Max. Size 7 members
Members Jane Garfield, Doug Hughes, Stephen Raab, Stephen Schmidlin, Larry Schwartz, David Clark, and Mark Stella
Parks and Recreation Commission
Purpose To improve the quality of life of Montgomery citizens through development and maintenance of an integrated park system and comprehensive recreational program.
Activities Developing a long term plan for the City’s park system while focusing on current safety standards, reviewing the recreation program and monitoring the pool policy.
Meetings Meetings Second Thursday of the Month, 6:30 pm, City Hall (meeting locations vary)
Appointment Appointment by City Council
Term 3 years
Max. Size 7 members
Members Cherie Estill, Kristy Felss, Therese Rieger, John Tholking, Pete Teitelman, Alex Lutmer, and Bev Stull
Planning Commission
Purpose Reviews and makes recommendations on zoning, development, and variance requests, subdivision proposals and code amendments.
Activities Members prepare studies and surveys, plans, reports, and maps as necessary to plan for the growth, development, redevelopment, rehabilitation and renewal of the City.
Meetings First and third Mondays of each month, 7:30pm, City Hall
Appointment Appointment by City Council
Term 4 years
Max. Size 7 members
Members Vince Dong, Barbara White, Michael Harbison, James Matre, Jim Niehaus, Barbara Steinebrey, and Patrick Stull
Records Commission
Purpose To review record management procedures to ensure that they follow guidelines established both at the local and state level.
Activities Review schedules for records retention and applications for one-time records disposal pursuant to state guidelines.
Meetings As needed
Appointment Appointment by the City Manager
Members The City Manager, the Finance Director, the Law Director , and one citizen representative, currently Matthew Vanderhorst
Sister-Cities Commission
Purpose To work towards “bringing the world together one friendship at a time.” Montgomery’s Sister City is Neuilly-Plaisance, France.
Activities The July Fourth Parade, Bastille Day Celebration, professional and student exchanges, the International Reception.
Meetings Third Tuesday of the month, 7pm, City Hall
Appointment Appointment by City Council
Term 3 Years
Max. Size 7 members
Members Jody Ballah, Boyann Bedell, Ann Blomberg, Amy Emery, Kathy Lonneman, Marcallene Shockey and Jack Wild
Environmental Advisory Commission
Purpose To develop practical ways in which City Council, its Commissions, and City residents can responsibly use our resources so that Montgomery, Ohio is an environmentally-conscious community in which to live.  Among these will be educational programs and initiatives on environmental issues including recycling, composting, storm-water management, reducing litter, air and noise pollution, green building processes, and protection of our natural resources.
Meetings Second Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm, City Hall
Appointment Appointment by City Council
Term 3 Years
Max. Size 7 members
Members Ralph Buncher, Mike Cappel, Lee Levy, Michael Schenker, Phil Schwartz, Carol Suer, and Steve Uckotter