Boards & Commissions


Powell City Council appoints and relies on specialized boards to assist on items requiring action or recommendations. This allows proactive community members with unique talents to pull together for a collective good. We have outlined some of the City of Powell’s Boards and Commissions below and encourage you to get involved.

Anyone interested in applying to serve on any of these organizations may submit a Powell Board & Commission Application form and resume of qualifications to 47 Hall Street, Powell, OH 43065-8357. All applications qualifying for consideration will remain on file for two years.

Board of Zoning Appeals:

The Board of Zoning Appeals hears requests for appeals to a zoning violation. They also have the authority to grant or deny zoning variances. The three member board is appointed by Council and meets on an as needed basis.

Council for Older Adults:

The Council for Older Adults appointee is a representative from the City of Powell who help continue the mission of improving the quality of life for the older population of Delaware County by helping to improve a community-based system of effective services and opportunities.

Delaware General Health District:

The Delaware General Health District appointee is a City of Powell representative who helps make Delaware County the best place in which to live and work through healthy people, healthy habits and healthy communities.

Historic Downtown Advisory Commission:

The Historic District Advisory Commission was established to review aesthetic changes in Powell’s Historic District. There are currently five members appointed by City Council. The commission meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Optional meetings may be held on the third Thursday of each month.

Personnel Board of Review:

The City of Powell Personnel Board of Review is a three-member board that is responsible for prescribing, amending and enforcing rules consistent with the City Charter and Council ordinances regarding civil service positions.

Planning and Zoning Commission:

Seven members comprise the Planning and Zoning Commission. The members, appointed by City Council, serve three-year terms. The Planning and Zoning Commission makes recommendations to Council on a variety of development-related issues as well as amendments to Zoning Code. The Commission meets the second and fourth (optional) Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Records Commission:

The City’s Records Commission is established pursuant to the rules and regulations of the State of Ohio.

City meetings are open to the public.
City Council    First and third Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Council Committees
Development Committee  First Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Finance Committee  Second Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Operations Committee  Third Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission    Second and fourth (if needed) Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Historic District Advisory Commission    First (if needed) and third Thursdays, 6 p.m.


All meetings are held at the Village Green, located at 47 Hall Street in Powell, Ohio.