Boards and Commissions

TV-DownloadApplicationhe Council of the City of Vandalia continuously accepts applications from persons interested in serving on City boards and commissions. 

If you are interested in being appointed to one of these committees download the application form. 

When a vacancy occurs on a board that you have expressed interest in, a short interview will be scheduled with council members.

Boards and Commission Calendar Events
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Agenda and Minutes

Bicycle Committee

Meetings called by the City Planner
Municipal Building
The Bicycle Committee is made up of three residents of our community to serve in an advisory capacity to the City Engineer regarding design, modifications, and improvement of conditions for bicyclists upon public streets. Members serve a three-year term without compensation.

Local Board of Tax Review
The Local Board of Tax Review hears appeals as provided in Ohio Revised Code Chapter 718 and Chapter 884 of the Vandalia Code. The Board consist of three members. Two members are appointed by Council and one member is appointed by the City Manager. The term for members of the Local Board of Tax Review is two years. There is no limit on the number of terms that a member may serve. The board may affirm, reverse, or modify the Tax Administrator’s assessment or any part of an appealable assessment. The board is to issue a final determination on the appeal within ninety days after the board’s final hearing on the appeal.

Board of Zoning Appeals
6:00 p.m. 2nd and 4th Wednesday
Municipal Building

The Board of Zoning Appeals is responsible for holding a public hearing to review an appeal of the Administrative Officer’s decision or to review a variance request. When full compliance of the Zoning Code can’t be met, given the particular size, shape or topography of the land, a variance may be requested by the property owner.  Members serve without compensation for three‑year terms.

Civil Service Commission and Appeal Board
Meetings called by Chairman
Municipal Building
The Civil Service Commission and Appeal Board provides rules for the determination of merit and fitness as the basis for appointment and promotion of classified personnel of the City of Vandalia and hears appeals in case of disciplinary action, transfer, reduction in rank, or removal of any employee.

The Board of Education, City Manager and City Council each appoint one person to serve on the Commission. The City Manager acts as Chief Examiner and Secretary. Terms are four years without compensation.

Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council
Meetings called by Housing Officer
Municipal Building

The Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council, composed of seven members, is appointed by the Vandalia City Council to annually review projects which have received real property tax abatement as an economic development incentive. Members serve without compensation for a term of three years.

Cultural Arts Advisory Board
Municipal Building
Typically meets the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Cultural Arts Endowment Fund Advisory Committee, composed of four members, is appointed by the Vandalia City Council to make recommendations to the Vandalia-Butler Foundation regarding the disbursement of funds to support artistic and cultural activities, programs, performances and organization, or other purposes as determined by the Council of the City of Vandalia. Members serve without compensation for a term of two years.

Golf Advisory Board
Called by the Chairman
Golf Course
The Golf Advisory Board makes suggestions to the City Manager concerning the supervision, regulation and operation and maintenance of the Cassel Hills Golf Course. They also conduct studies concerning the need for additional regulations or improvements of the golf course facilities. Members serve three‑year terms without compensation.

Property Maintenance Board of Appeals
Called by Building Code Official
Municipal Building
City Council adopted a Housing/Property Maintenance Code establishing minimum standards for property maintenance. To protect against abuse of this code, a Housing Code Board of Appeals was created. This board is made of five residents to hear appeals from any property owner who thinks this code is being unfairly applied. Terms are three years without compensation.

Human Relations Commission
Called by Chairman
Municipal Building
The Human Relations Commission, made up of three citizens, is appointed by Vandalia City Council to foster the elimination of prejudice, and carry out the provisions of the City ordinance which prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, or place of birth, in employment, housing, public accommodations and other areas of intergroup relations. The Commission may be contacted through the City Manager. Members serve three‑year terms without compensation.

Insurance Review Committee
Meetings called by Chairman
The Insurance Review Committee assists in the evaluation of insurance coverage and programs for the City. Members advise staff on such issues as form of insurance, policy, and assessment of coverage adequacy. Members serve one-year terms without compensation.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
6:30 p.m. 3rd Wednesday
Recreation Center
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is responsible for making recommendations to Council for the planning of recreational facilities and programs, registrations for their use and supervision and equipment. They review suggestions made by citizens and oversee the Baseball/Softball Commission and the Youth Soccer Commission. Five members are appointed by Council and one member is appointed by the Board of Education. Members serve without compensation for four years.

Planning Commission
6:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesday
Municipal Building
The Planning Commission provides for planning and regulations covering the platting of all lands which are subject to the control of the municipality. It is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the official City zoning map and Comprehensive Plan and may initiate or hear requests for changes in these documents. When requested by the City Council, it may conduct investigations and provide recommendations to Council on matters affecting the future development of the City. Members serve three‑year staggered terms without compensation.

Public Art in Vandalia Committee
Municipal Building
Typically meets the third Tuesday of each month from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m
The Public Art in Vandalia Committee works in an advisory capacity for the planning, site and artist selection, fabrication and implementation of the PAIV Program. The Committee also serves within the community as advocates for public art and the City of Vandalia PAIV Program. The Committee is comprised of no more than five voting members. Members should be residents of the City of Vandalia with interest in public arts and the artistic community and should include at least one artist. If any member is not a resident of Vandalia, that nonresident member must either be employed within the City of Vandalia, or be an artist or otherwise involved with the artistic community of another local community. Members serve two-year staggered terms without compensation.

If you enjoy the arts, we have a great opportunity for you to pursue your passion and serve the City of Vandalia at the same time. There are openings on our Public Art In Vandalia Committee and our Cultural Arts Committee.
Click here for an application or call Missy Pruszynski at 415-2258 or contact via Email

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