Residents Wanted to Serve Their Community

Posted January 25, 2017 in City Council by Anna Subler

The City of Hilliard is looking for applicants interested in serving the City of Hilliard.

Vacancies currently exist on both the Hilliard Public Arts Commission and the Hilliard Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).

Hilliard Public Arts Commission

The new Hilliard Public Arts Commission (PAC) shall consists of seven electors of the City of Hilliard who are appointed by Hilliard City Council. The purpose of the PAC is to advise and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on items including, but not limited to:

  • Creation of a public art plan;
  • Mechanisms for implementation of a public art program to enrich the visual and aesthetic environment of primarily public spaces within the City of Hilliard; and
  • Reviewing and recommending public art projects and making recommendations to Council regarding the appropriation, funding, selection, acquisition, maintenance and placement of Public Art.

Commission members shall be qualified by education, experience and/or training in one or more of the following areas: architecture, urban planning, art or architectural history, design, creating art, promoting art, funding art, commissioning art, maintaining or repairing art, art instruction or having an education in art history and/or the fine arts. PAC members receive no compensation from the City.

Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) shall consists of seven electors of the City of Hilliard appointed by Hilliard City Council. Each member appointed shall serve for a five-year term. The Board rules on variances to the City’s Zoning Code, including by way of example, lot size, width, setbacks, parking requirements and temporary land use permits.

The BZA meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Hilliard Municipal Building, 3800 Municipal Way, to review and decide on applications submitted. If there are no applications pending, the Board does not meet. BZA members receive compensation as approved by City Council as part of Oridnance 15-39.

The BZA is a quasi-judicial body. Candidates with professional experience in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, engineering, geography, law, real estate or related fields are encouraged to submit a resume and letter of interest. See the Hilliard City Code, Chapter 1106 for further information about the Board of Zoning Appeals or go to their web page at

Additional Information & Application

To be considered for an appointment, interested candidates must submit a resume and letter of interest to the Hilliard Clerk of Council, 3800 Municipal Way, Hilliard, OH 43026 or email the same to before the close of business on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

For more information on the purpose of the Arts Commission or the Board of Zoning Appeals, and the qualifications needed to become a board or commission member, please see the City Council page of the City’s website at