Boards & Committees

New Philadelphia City Council Members Serve on Many Boards & Committees

The city of New Philadelphia has several boards and committees, each of which is made up of City Council members.

All committee meetings are announced at least 24 hours in advance. Notices can be found posted at City Hall, in the Times Reporter calendar section, and here.

Council Committee Meetings

Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in Council Chambers at the John Knisely Municipal Centre

Committees Current as of January 2024

Finance Committee

Steve Rippeth, Chairperson
Members: Kris Kreinbihl, Dan Lanzer
Alternate: Cheryl Ramos

Salary Committee

Kris Kreinbihl, Chairperson
Members: Steve Rippeth, Mitch Pace
Alternate: Dan Lanzer

Safety, Health & Service Committee

Tom Simmelink, Chairperson
Members: Mike Walker, Mitch Pace 
Alternate: Kris Kreinbihl

Public Works – Economic Development Committee

Dan Lanzer, Chairperson
Members: Mike Walker, Steve Rippeth, Cheryl Ramos
Alternate: Tom Simmelink

Zoning & Annexation

Cheryl Ramos, Chairperson
Members: Dan Lanzer, Tom Simmelink
Alternate: Mike Walker


Mike Walker, Chairperson
Members: Cheryl Ramos, Tom Simmelink
Alternate: Mitch Pace


Mitch Pace, Chairperson
Members: Kris Kreinbihl, Cheryl Ramos
Alternate: Steve Rippeth

Boards & Commissions

Airport Commission

Dan Lanzer, Chairperson
Members: Tom Simmelink, Mike Walker
Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Harry Clever Airport Meeting Room

Ambulance Committee

Tom Simmelink, Chairperson
Members: Cheryl Ramos, Steve Rippeth

Health Board

Members: Tom Simmelink
Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 12:00 pm at the Health Department office.

New Philadelphia Business & Community Association


Cemetery Board

Members: Mitch Pace

Park Board

Members: Mitch Pace

Planning Commission

Chairperson: Joel Day
Members: Ron McAbier, Cheryl Ramos

Shade Tree Commission

Members: Cheryl Ramos

Traffic Advisory Commission

Members: Mitch Pace