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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

All comments that were submitted regarding the City Charter can be obtain by contacting the Clerk of Council Mary Johnston at

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. 

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  
 April 27, 2020  Agenda  Minutes  Meeting Video
 May 11, 2020  Agenda  Minutes  Meeting Video


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