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Community Development


The Office of Community Development administers various community and economic development programs funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Ohio Department of Development.   The Office also processes Design Review and Planning Commission applications.


Ashley Scott, Director of Community Development
Mona Almobayyed, Community Development Specialist
Kathy Mezlak, Deputy Housing Inspector II
Annette McClish, Financial Project Coordinator
Jean Childers, Secretary

Economic Development

New businesses considering locating in Elyria, or existing Elyria businesses considering expansion, or in need of assistance, should contact the Office of Community Development or the Mayor’s Office.