Land Use Plan Members

The Land Use Plan is a comprehensive guide to land use planning and zoning in Copley Township designed to address smart growth. This effort is being undertaken to protect the quality of life in Copley Township in terms of residential, commercial and industrial development.

Steering Committee

Regular Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • 1st Monday of every month
  • Town Hall
    North Room
    1540 S Cleveland-Massillon Road
    Copley, OH 44321

Steering Committee - Zoning Commission Members

  • Bill Frye
  • Ernest Stein
  • Colleen Ahern
  • Patrick Craig
  • Mark Wasick
  • Jane Scott
  • Walter Benson
  • Helen Humphrys, Board of Trustees Representative
  • Paul Wilkerson, Board of Zoning Appeals Representative 
  • Ed Riegler, Resident Representative
  • Nancy Roesner, Resident Representative
  • Tom Koch, Resident Representative
  • Gary L. Rickel, Resident Representative
  • Jim Nolte, Resident Representative
  • Craig Graf, Resident Representative

Technical Assistance Group

Regular Meetings

  • 8:30 a.m.
  • 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • Town Hall
    North Room
    1540 S Cleveland-Massillon Road
    Copley, OH 44321


  • Chris Bunch/Bill Jordan, WRLC
  • Susan DeChant, Summit County Planning Designee
  • Cindy Fink, Soil and Water Designee
  • Bob Hasenyager, Board of Health Designee
  • Brent Hendren, City of Akron Planning Department
  • Mike Johnson, Metroparks
  • Steve Robinson, School Designee
  • Dave White, County Engineer Designee
  • Fred Zumpano, Summit County HBA

Support Staff

  • Sue Schultz, Assistant Zoning Inspector
  • Matt Springer, Assistant Zoning Inspector
  • Irv Sugerman, Township Legal Counsel


  • Scott Dressler
  • Helen Humphrys
  • Dale Panovich


  • Peggy Spraggins

Fiscal Officer

  • Janice Marshall

Department Heads

  • Mike Mier, Police Chief
  • Mark Mitchell, Service Director
  • Jim Rogers, Assistant Fire Chief