Community Reinvestment Housing Council (CRA)

The council inspects properties eligible for tax exemptions through the Ohio Community Reinvestment Area Program and hears appeals related to the program.

Governing Law: The community reinvestment area housing council is operated in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 3735.69.


  • Too members appointed by the Mayor, serving three-year terms;
  • Two members appointed by City Council, serving three-year terms; 
  • One member appointed by the Planning Commission, serving a three-year term; 
  • Two members appointed by the other five members. serving three-year terms

Residency: N/A.

Meeting Schedule: The Council meets annually to review the properties within the community reinvestment area for which an exemption has been granted. The Council also meets as-needed to hear appeals.

Agendas and Meeting Minutes: Available here.

Volunteer Application: Available here.


Name:Appointed by:Initial Appointment:Current Term Expires:
Jordan RombergerMayorJanuary 1, 2013December 31, 2023
Michael D. TwissMayorMarch 9, 2016December 31, 2023
Mark A. DouglasCouncilJanuary 1, 2010December 31, 2024
Larry SmithCouncilJanuary 1, 2010December 31, 2024
Don PenceHousing CouncilJanuary 1, 2011December 31, 2022
John Deeds                                        Housing CouncilJanuary 1, 2021December 31, 2022
Sandy EhrlichPlanning CommissionOctober 1, 2019December 31, 2024