- Boards & Commissions
Boards & Commissions
The City of Cleveland Heights currently has thirteen Boards and Commissions that advise and assist the City Council in setting City policy:
Boards and Commissions Application
Architectural Board of Review
Architectural Board of Review landing page. The Architectural Board of Review meets at 7 pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in Council Chambers located in Cleveland Heights City Hall.
Board of Control
The Board of Control administers the zoning ordinance regulations in the S-1 Mixed Use District.
Board of Zoning Appeals
This board hears citizen requests for zoning variances from regulations pertaining to signs, yard regulations, lot width requirements, off-street parking requirements, fences, etc. The board hears appeals concerning Housing, Zoning and Business Maintenance Codes.
Charter Review Commission
Citizens Advisory Committee
The committee provides a means for the community to obtain information on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, assists in the evaluation and preparation of the CDBG yearly application, participates in monitoring the implementation of the CDBG program, and reviews the City’s annual CDBG budget.
Civil Service Commission
The commission prepares and administers tests for hiring and promoting civil service employees in the police and fire divisions.
Commission on Aging
To serve in an advisory capacity to Council on concerns of the aging and to recommend programs for the aging and means of implementing such programs.
Fair Practices Board
The board investigates and reviews discrimination complaints concerning unlawful housing practices, and recommends, when necessary, educational and other programs designed to promote fair housing practices.
The Landmark Commission designates landmarks in the city in order to preserve, protect and perpetuate places, buildings, structures, works of art, etc., having a special historical, community or aesthetic interest or value.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
This board acts in an advisory and consultative capacity to Council in the area of parks and recreation.
They make recommendations to Council and the Mayor on matters affecting the physical development of the City.
Racial Justice Task Force
To analyze racial justice and equity within the City of Cleveland Heights as a community and as a municipal organization, and to recommend processes, policies and action steps to create an inclusive community where the likelihood of success is not based on race or ethnicity, where law enforcement and the justice system operate free from bias, and where diversity is recognized as a hallmark of a strong, resourceful and resilient community.
Transportation and Environmental Sustainability
The Transportation and Environmental Sustainability Committee brings together citizens and officials responsible for transportation projects to share ideas about Cleveland Heights transportation projects, policies and practices, and will make recommendations on transportation issues and programs to City Council at least annually.
City Council regularly seeks interested Cleveland Heights residents to serve on its boards and commissions. If there is an area where you feel your expertise, interest or experience would be of value, please visit the Board and Commissions Application page.