Boards and Commissions

The Mayor and City Council have established advisory boards and commissions to allow citizens to participate in the Grove City administration. Residents participate and make recommendations to City officials on a variety of topics. City staff members serve as coordinators with each of these groups.

The Zoning Board of Appeals has three (3) citizen members appointed to overlapping terms of four (4) years. Unless otherwise provided by Council, this Board shall have all the power and authority conferred upon such boards by general State law and shall conduct its affairs in a manner provided by such State law.

Current Members Term Expires
Larry Titus December 31, 2020
John W. Brant December 31, 2018
George Holinga, Chairperson December 31, 2017

The Park Board Members has five (5) citizen members that serve three-year terms. Members review and make recommendations regarding parks, recreation, open/green space and cultural arts.

Current Members Term Expires
Sam Clark, Chairperson December 31, 2019
Jamie Hannon, Co-Chair December 31, 2016
Alexis Fitzsimmons December 31, 2018
Brenda Hritz December 31, 2017
Alice Sweeley December 31, 2019
Ted Berry Council Liaison

The Planning Commission consists of the Mayor and four (4) citizen members who serve four-year terms. Members advise City Council on land use, planning issues and proposed Zoning Code amendments. They also review zoning and conditional use matters, plats and development plans.

Current Members Term Expires
Gary Leasure, Chairperson December 31, 2019
Julie Oyster, Vice Chairperson December 31, 2017
Dr. John Dubos December 31, 2018
Mike Linder December 31, 2020

The Keep Grove City Beautiful Committee is a volunteer effort supported by the City of Grove City and the community to promote, educate and motivate all citizens to keep their environment clean. The Board sponsors and helps coordinate environmental community events each year.

Current Members Term Expires
Michelle Fulks, Chairperson December 31, 2017
Camille Kopczewski, Co-Chair December 31, 2018
Jennifer Eschbach, Secretary December 31, 2018
Sam Clark December 31, 2019
Marc Fleming December 31, 2017
Dale Heiser December 31, 2017
Kristi Higgenbotham December 31, 2017
Dennis Hunter December 31, 2018
Mary LeStourgeon December 31, 2017
Bill Myers December 31, 2019
Jamie Roberts December 31, 2018
Doug Swartz December 31, 2018
Tricia Zelenak December 31, 2018

The Tree Commission is responsible for keeping the community informed of new findings on tree pests/diseases; education on the proper planting, watering and mulching techniques of trees and helping to prune street trees once a month during the growing season. The Commission sponsors and helps with environmental community events each year.

Current Members Term Expires
David Berna December 31, 2018
Maureen Cahill December 31, 2017
Mark Lowe December 31, 2018
Michael Esposito December 31, 2019
Laurie Fomby December 31, 2017
Randy Johnson December 31, 2018
Jim Lanman December 31, 2018
Mark Lowe December 31, 2018
Bill Metzler December 31, 2018
Jack Moore December 31, 2017
Dan Snyder December 31, 2018

The Historical Commission has five (5) members that serve three-year terms. The Commission develops programs promoting history and cultural arts while working in cooperation with local organizations with similar goals. These programs focus on the City of Grove City but will include related history and cultural areas within the greater community that includes Jackson, Franklin, Prairie and Pleasant townships.

Current Members Term Expires
Michael Lilly, Chairperson December 31, 2018
Gary Buckingham December 31, 2017
Barbara Howison December 31, 2018
Karen Lane December 31, 2017
Lisa Napier-Garcia December 31, 2018
The Audit Committee consists of three (3) members. City Council appoints two (2) members and the Mayor appoints one (1) member. The Audit Committee is responsible for reviewing the annual unaudited financial report, reviews audit results, and assures the audit recommendations are appropriately addressed. Members serve as a liaison between management and the independent auditors.

Current Members Term Expires
Paul Alexeeff December 31, 2016
Adam Borchers September 30, 2018
Joseph Merth September 30, 2017
Mike Turner, Finance Director
Chuck Boso, City Administrator
The Civil Service Commission consists of three (3) citizen members appointed to overlapping terms of four (4) years. The Commission administers all examinations for Civil Service positions.

Current Members Term Expires
Marjorie Brant December 31, 2018
Keith Larsen December 31, 2019
Dr. Robert Gardner December 31, 2017
Stephen Smith Jr., Legal Advisor

The Records Commission identifies and preserves the City’s historical records and documents for the future. The Commission meets twice a year. Members include the City Administrator, the Director of Finance, the Law Director and a citizen appointed by City Council to serve a three-year term.

Current Members Term Expires
Debbie Reeves December 31, 2017
Chuck Boso, City Administrator
Stephen Smith Jr.
Mike Turner, Finance Director

The Grove City Area Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) was incorporated on August 8, 1979 in order to advance, encourage, and promote the industrial, economic, commercial and civic development of the City as well as those other municipalities located therein. In accordance with the Articles of Incorporation, the CIC serves a geographic area of approximately 116 square miles, comprised of Franklin Township, Pleasant Township and Jackson Township in southwest Franklin County. The CIC is the agency and instrumentality of the City for industrial, commercial, distribution and research development.

The mission of a Community Improvement Corporation is to advance, encourage, and promote the industrial, economic, commercial, and research development of a community and works to retain, expand, and attract capital investment and jobs to the Grove City area. Strategies used to implement our mission include the use and promotion of local, state, and federal; financial assistance, tax incentives, and training/technical assistance programs.

  • Jeff Guminey¬†– President
  • Jeff Compton – Vice President
  • Mike Turner – Treasurer
  • Chuck Boso – Secretary
  • Steve Bennett
  • Ted Berry
  • Stephen Bowshier
  • Larry Corbin
  • Karen Evans
  • Hugh Garside
  • Julie Oyster
  • Richard L. “Ike” Stage
  • Bill Vedra