Members of city council serve on a variety of committees, boards, and commissions in order to move city business forward.

All committee meetings, where public debate is welcomed, are generally held at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month. Details may be found at Meeting Schedules, Agendas & Legislation.

Standing Council Committees

The standing committees are assigned so that a smaller body may delve into issues and plans, and then report back to the greater council. These committees are listed in the order in which they present their business to the public.

Standing Committee Chair Vice Chair Member
Planning & Zoning Spinner James Miller
Finance & Appropriations Gorbach Nichols-Rhodes Iula
Public & Industrial Improvements Nichols-Rhodes Stams Iula
Public Affairs Balthis Loza Miller
Community Development Penta Loza Miller

Intermittent Council Committees

The intermittent committees are assigned when variable or corresponding business is called.

Intermittent Committee Purpose
Ad Hoc Council Rules When necessary, takes on business that is not addressed by standing committees.
Committee on Committees James, Penta, Gorbach, Iula, Brillhart

Council Representation on Boards & Commissions

In order to better represent the residents of Cuyahoga Falls, councilmembers are assigned to a variety of boards and commissions.

Board or Commission Member Member Alternate
Americans with Disabilities Act Advisory Committee Loza    
Capital Cost Surcharge Hardship Committee Stams    
City Tree Board Nichols-Rhodes    
Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council Penta Balthis  
Curfew Penalty Review Board James    
Design & Historic Review Board Brillhart Penta  
Emergency Medical Services Board of Review Penta    
Evaluation, Review & Appeal Committee Spinner Stams  
Land Preservation Commission Stams    
Moral Claims Commission Gorbach   Balthis
Planning Commission Spinner   James
Tax Incentive Review Council Gorbach    
Telecommunications Advisory Committee Penta Iula  
Traffic Committee Spinner   Stams
Sanitary Hardship Committee Miller