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 large and/or urban townships in Ohio, and to provide input to the Ohio Township Association (OTA). 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. Click here for a  region map.


CLOUT operates on a set of  bylaws. They have an executive committee, which is elected at the annual meeting, held in conjunction with the OTA Winter Conference. The executive committee meets three times per year. Recent agendas and minutes can be found below. Additionally, CLOUT members may request funding for litigation, to be considered by OTA staff and the executive committee. CLOUT also sets priorities for the General Assembly.







Interested in joining CLOUT? If your township would like to be a member, the township needs to pass a resolution (click here for sample) and send a copy of that resolution along with $200 for annual dues to the OTA.  *Please note: all townships eligible for CLOUT will receive an invoice in the fall each year.  In order to vote on issues at the 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:



Click here for a list of 2016 CLOUT members.

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Jan 12 2017

Registration for the upcoming OTA Winter Conference is now closed.  On-site registration will be available each day at the conference. 

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