The Zoning Commission was created upon the adoption of Township Zoning in 1958 and is an advisory board to the Board of Township Trustees. The five-member Commission is appointed by the Township Trustees, with each member serving a staggered five-year term. The current members are:

  • Michael Smylie, Chair
  • William Beinecke, Vice Chair
  • Bobby Poweski
  • Michael Perry
  • Tyler Williams

The primary duty of the Zoning Commission is to prepare and amend, when needed, the Zoning Resolution. The Zoning Commission conducts four quarterly public hearings every year to consider changes to the Zoning Resolution as proposed by Howland Township residents or will conduct public hearings for specific changes or amendments to the Zoning Resolution. An application must be completed to request a zone change. The Zoning Commission also reviews the Comprehensive Plan in coordination with the Board of Trustees.

Howland Township Zoning Commission
2022 Regular Meeting Schedule

Meetings will be on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5:00 PM. Meetings will take place in the large meeting room at: 

Howland Township Administration Building
205 Niles-Cortland Road NE
Warren, Ohio 44484

Questions about the meetings can be sent to Kim Mascarella, Howland Township Planning Director at or (330) 856-3461

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Wednesday, December 21, 2022


Zoning Map

The current Howland Township Zoning Map can be viewed at the zoning office.

(Click for PDF)

Zone Change Application
Howland Comprehensive Plan (large file!)

Zoning Contact

Administration Building
205 Niles-Cortland Road NE
Warren, Ohio 44484
(330) 856-5223
Emergency: 911

Planning Contact

Kimberly Mascarella
Planning Director
Administration Building
205 Niles-Cortland Road NE
Warren, Ohio 44484
(330) 856-3461
Emergency: 911