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:

  • Bobby Poweski, Chair
  • Michael Perry, Vice Chair
  • William Beinecke
  • Michael Smylie
  • Julie Marinkovich

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
2024 Regular Meeting Schedule

Regular Zoning Commission meetings will occur on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at

5:30 PM. Meetings will take place in the large meeting room at the Howland Township Administration Building located at 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.

2024 Regular Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Wednesday, August 21, 2024


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