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Westerville City Charter

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2020 Charter Review Commission Members

  • Larry Jenkins, Chair
  • Lavonne Bailey, Vice Chair 
  • Dennis Blair
  • John Bokros
  • Megan Reamsnyder

About the Charter and Commission

Under the Home Rule Charter, the city government of Westerville is given greater local control and flexibility than the statutory form. Ohio statute governs only on matters which Westerville’s Charter does not address. 

Adopted by the City in 1964, the Charter requires Westerville Council to appoint a Charter Review Commission of "five qualified electors of the Municipality holding no other office, appointment or employment in the government of the Municipality as members" every 10 years.

The Commission shall review the City’s Charter and “recommend to Council such alterations, revisions, and amendments, if any, to this Charter, as in its judgment are desirable.” The Commission will determine its own processes and procedures and will be guided and supported by representatives from the Law Department and Clerk of Council. 

Please submit feedback using the form below. To allow adequate time for the Commission to consider all public comments, the tentative deadline to submit is Tuesday, March 17. 

If you would like to submit written comments to the Charter Review Commission, comment forms are available at City Hall, 21 S. State Street.  

All submissions will be maintained as part of the permanent and public records of the 2020 Westerville Charter Review Commission.  

Charter Review Commission Agendas and Minutes

 Meeting Dates  Agendas  Minutes  Meeting Video
January 15, 2020   Agenda  Minutes   
January 28, 2020  Agenda  Minutes  
February 12, 2020  Agenda  Minutes  
February 25, 2020  Agenda  Minutes  
 March 10, 2020 w/City Council Agenda   Minutes  Meeting Video
 March 19, 2020  Agenda  Minutes  


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