The Coalition of Large Ohio Urban Townships (CLOUT) is a group of large, urban townships formed for the purpose of providing a forum for the exchange of problems, issues and solutions for similarly-sized townships in Ohio, and to provide input to the Ohio Township Association. Formed in 1994, membership in CLOUT requires a population of 15,000 or more in the unincorporated area of the township or a budget of more than $3 million.
Formed in 1994, membership in CLOUT requires a population of 15,000 or more in the unincorporated area of the township or a budget of more than $3 million.
CLOUT operates according to its bylaws. It has an executive committee, which is elected at the annual meeting held in conjunction with the OTA Winter Conference. The executive committee consists of 16 members representing the four CLOUT regions. The executive committee meets three times per year. Recent agendas and minutes can be found below.
The CLOUT executive committee sets legislative priorities for each General Assembly. Additionally, CLOUT members may request assistance in litigation via amicus curiae briefs, to be considered by OTA staff and the executive committee.
- CLOUT Region Map
- CLOUT Bylaws
- View Executive Committee
- Litigation Assistance
- CLOUT Legislative Priorities
Interested in joining CLOUT? If your township would like to be a member, the township simply needs to pass a resolution and send a copy to the OTA along with $200 for annual dues. Please note: All townships eligible for CLOUT will receive an invitation in the fall each year. In order to vote on issues at the annual Winter Conference, dues must be received by the OTA prior to the meeting.
If you have any questions, comments or ideas for CLOUT, please email one of the following individuals:
- Vicky Earhart, Chair, Anderson Township/Hamilton County
- Christine Matacic, Vice Chair, Liberty Township/Butler County
- Heidi M. Fought, OTA Director of Governmental Affairs
Click here for a list of 2017 CLOUT members.