Board of Zoning Appeals

Miami Township Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is a quasi-judicial body composed of five (5) appointed members who must reside in the unincorporated area of the township (outside the villages of Yellow Springs and Clifton). Among its primary duties, the BZA  may hear and decide appeals in such cases where it is alleged there is error in a requirement or determination made by the Zoning Inspector in the enforcement of the Township Zoning Resolution. The board may also hear and decide appeals for conditional use permits and specific requests for variance from the terms of the zoning resolution.

Members are appointed by the Board of Trustees for five-year staggered terms, such that the term of one member will expire each year. The board also has the prerogative to appoint two members to serve as alternates. Citizens interested in serving as a BZA member may submit a letter of interest to the trustees at

For more detailed information about the duties of this board, please consult the Ohio Revised Code Section 519.14 and the Miami Township Zoning Resolution section 18.

Richard Silliman
1/1/19 – 12/31/23

Barbara Krabec
1/1/20 – 12/31/24

Amy Achor
1/1/21 – 12/31/25

David Neuhardt
1/1/22 – 12/31/26

Goeffrey Garrison
1/1/18 – 12/31/27