Get Involved

Get Involved

We are proud of our resilient community and the forward progress we are making in our economic redevelopment and downtown revitalization efforts. Did you know that there are a number of ways you can get involved and support the Village of East Palestine?


East Palestine Council Meetings – You are invited to join these public government sessions, held on the second & fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Municipal Building at 85 N. Market St. If you miss it, the meeting minutes are posted on the government website and many times a summary of any guest speakers presentations and video of the meeting are posted as an article on the news page.

East Palestine Community Improvement Corporation (EP CIC) Meetings – Please join these public meetings of the EP CIC, the non-profit organization serving as the economic development agent for the Village. Board meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the last Tuesday of each month. If you cannot attend, the meeting minutes will be posted on the CIC Board page.

EP Business Directory – Please use this directory to locate and support local businesses for your shopping and professional service needs. Business owner? Fill out and send this contact form to edit or add your business information to the listing.

Stay Informed

East Palestine Government Website is the URL for the official website for the government of the Village of East Palestine. Official news and information and contact information from the various departments are located here.

East Palestine CIC Website is the URL for the website produced by the EP CIC and will focus on progress forward. We want to proactively communicate to the world the good news that we are on the road to recovery with a resource for factual, consistent and easy-to-understand news and information specifically regarding the clean-up and economic development plans for The Village of East Palestine.

East Palestine Progress – This monthly community newsletter published by the EP CIC is delivered to all homes and businesses in East Palestine and an electronic copy is available on You can purchase an ad for your business in the newsletter.


East Palestine Think Tank – The Village of East Palestine is a participant in the Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program’s (RCAP) Building Thriving and Resilient Communities Program, lead by Roberta Streiffert, Senior Rural Development Specialist. This federally-funded program seeks to help communities grow and prosper through grass-roots economic and community development, by focusing on existing assets, placemaking strategies and building entrepreneurship opportunities. The East Palestine Think Tank is a group of volunteers that collected input from the broader community through a series of surveys and focus groups, culminating with an in-person visioning workshop about the wants and needs of the village to move forward. They created an EP Visioning Report with strategic initiatives and a long-term vision to serve as a roadmap for recovery and future development following the devastating derailment that occurred on February 3, 2023. The next steps involve a collaborative effort between the Think Tank, Village leadership, the EP CIC, and other stakeholders to further refine the strategic priorities into actionable goals and initiatives that might be accomplished with appropriate funding.

Interested in volunteering or getting more involved please feel free to contact us.