In need of help?  Consult the Marion County Resource Guide from Community Action!

Office hours:

8:30 a.m to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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We are located at:

Marion County Building

Second Floor

222 West Center Street

Marion, Ohio 43302

Phone: 740-223-4140

Fax: 740-223-4149

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Evelyn Warr-Omness, Director & Fair Housing Coordinator

Kenneth Lengieza, AICP, Special Projects Director

Richard Fender, Planner II/ County Land Bank Director

Lenora Mayes, Office Manager

Linda Walsh, Planning Aide

James Walker, Planning Aide


 Monthly Regional Planning Commission Meeting Schedule (with Zoom invitation)

Regional Planning Commission Meetings are open to the public are held at 7PM located in the Prospect Room, lower level of Marion County Building on 4th Wednesday of the month, except November and December meetings are combined due to holiday season and held on 2nd Wednesday of December. Meetings could be cancelled due to lack of business. Prior notification will be given. 

Meeting Schedules






Below is a list of current Zoning Inspectors and other state and local agencies involved with development.

Zoning Inspectors and other Agencies

The Marion City/County Regional Planning Commission is a group of county, city, and village elected officials and concerned citizens striving for efficient growth and progress in Marion County.  A primary effort is in the guiding and promotion of sound land development for future homes, businesses, and industry.  Commission members; however, have been concerned about many other situations where effective planning and coordination between the private sector and public sector, or between different governmental agencies will increase benefits to the public and prevent costly mistakes to be borne by future taxpayers.

The hiring of professional planners in the mid-1960's enabled the Planning Commission to better review proposed projects and plan for the future in the areas of transportation, recreation, land use, etc.  Having professional planners also allowed the Planning Commission to compile data on the community that has been used by many individuals and other government agencies.

Under the direction of current Executive Director, Evelyn Warr-Omness, Planning Commission efforts have been devoted to plan implementation and to the development of plans leading to the conservation of natural resources, rehabilitation and redevelopment of existing urban areas, and new growth areas.  Other staff members include: Lenora Mayes (Office Manager), Richard Fender (Planner II and Land Bank Director), Linda Walsh, (Planning Aide) and Kenneth J. Lengieza, AICP (Special Projects Director)


Below are links to resources for Fair Housing:

Ohio Civil Rights Commission Fair Housing Rights

Ohio Civil Rights Commission Conflict Resolution

Housing Discrimination (English)

Housing Discrimination (Spanish)

How To Deal With Landlords

Fair HUD Housing Discrimination Complaint Form


Fair Housing Coordinator can be reached by calling 740-223-4140 M-F  8:30 AM-12 noon and 1 PM -4:30 PM

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