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About the Commission

Per Ohio Revised Code 3353.02(B), the Commission is made up of 15 members (11 voting, 4 nonvoting) and their designees. 

Nine of the voting members are representatives of the public selected from among leading citizens in the state who have demonstrated interest in educational broadcast media through service on boards or advisory councils of educational television stations, educational radio stations, educational technology agencies, or radio reading services. Of the nine, three are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, three are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and three are appointed by the President of the Senate. The Superintendent of Public Instruction (or a designee) and the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (or a designee) are ex officio voting members. 

Of the nonvoting members, two are members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and two are members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate.