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Community Improvement Corporation (CIC)

The purposes for which the corporation is formed are to advance, encourage and promote the industrial, economic, commercial and civic development of Jackson Township by acting as a designated agency of Jackson Township in accordance with Sections 1724.10 and 1724.02(b) of the Ohio Revised Code.

Meeting are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 8 am.  The meetings are held at the Jackson Township Administrative Office in the meeting room.


The sole purpose of the CIC is to advance, encourage, and promote the industrial, economic, commercial, and civic development of the community.

What is a CIC?

A Community Improvement Corporation is a not for profit corporation authorized by the State of Ohio Legislature for the purpose of advancing, encouraging, and promoting the industrial, economic, commercial, and civic development of a community or area.  The State of Ohio Legislature enacted the ability to form a CIC over forty years ago, and there are over 235 CIC's active in the state of Ohio.

What can the CIC do?

The Jackson Community Improvement Corporation has many powers established by the Ohio Revised Code including:

The ability to borrow money for any purpose of the corporation;

To acquire improved or unimproved real estate for the purpose of constructing industrial plants or other business establishments thereon or for the purpose of disposing of such real estate to others in whole or in part for the construction of industrial plants or other business establishments.

To serve as an agent for grant applications and for the administration of grants.

Current members of the CIC:

Todd Hawke

Richard Cosgrove

Dean Brown

Ray Hexamer

Cindy Hartzell

Tom FitzSimmons

Athena Ebersole

Courtney Barson

Jeff Dafler

John McLaughlin

Members Term Length: Two years

Compensation: Members serve without compensation