Table of

General Assembly Program

Nominations Invited

Directory of Public Officials

Great Lakes Agreement

Student Watershed Watch

Legislative Agenda


Public Input:
Access Ohio 2040

Photo of the Month

Member Highlight:
Middleton Township

December 2012 & January 2013
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TMACOG General Assembly
Local Commitment Global Reach:
How Companies Choose to Invest in Their Regions

Keeping an existing business is easier than attracting a new business, but even keeping them can be difficult. TMACOG members and guests will hear about how industry leaders decide to move or stay put at the 2013 General Assembly. The keynote speaker is a representative of La-Z-Boy, which invested in a new corporate headquarters in their hometown of Monroe, Michigan after researching other options....more

Nominations Invited for TMACOG Councils and Committees
TMACOG has grown in influence and value to its members through strong, committed leaders. Each January, members select new committee assignments and elect TMACOG leadership at the General Assembly. Nomination for councils, committees, board of trustees, and leadership are now being accepted.

Click here to review a complete list of committees and councils on which you may serve. Anyone may serve on a council or committee and TMACOG needs people with a variety of skills and interests.

Please indicate your willingness to actively participate in TMACOG by simply completing and returning the self-nomination form no later than Monday, December 10, 2012.

Changes to the Directory of Public Officials

In TMACOG’s on-going efforts to best serve its members, we are modifying the way we collect information for the annual Directory of Public Officials...more


Celebrating a Landmark Agreement

Twenty-five years ago, Toledo was the site of a landmark environmental agreement affecting the entire Great Lakes region in the U.S. and Canada. The 1987 signing of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement mobilized plans to improve aquatic environment in the region...more

Student Watershed Watch
2012 Student Watershed Watch
More than 800 students participated in the 2012 Student Watershed Watch. About 180 of those students were part of the Student Summit on November 14. The Student Summit is an opportunity for students to present their results to an audience of peers and judges. ...more


Transportation Legislative Agenda Underway

TMACOG and a diverse coalition of transportation stakeholders work together continuously on transportation issues of significance to the region. One strategy that addresses funding and policy decisions made by state and federal lawmakers is the Transportation Legislative Agenda ...more

Celebrating GIS Day
Geographic Information System (GIS) technology was celebrated with displays, contests, and interactive learning experiences at a November 14 open house held at the offices of the City of Toledo Department of Engineering Services in downtown Toledo.

GIS is a fast growing industry. Daniel Wyandt, GIS Instructor at Penta Career Center, says that technology that used to be introduced late in a college career is now being taught to high school students. “There is a need for GIS professionals, and young people are quick to learn and develop GIS systems,” he said...more



View Access Ohio Info at TMACOG

ODOT is in the process of updating Ohio’s long-range transportation plan, Access Ohio 2040. As part of the process, DOT is soliciting the widest possible range of public input. The TMACOG office is an outpost site in northwest Ohio where interested citizens can review printed maps and materials, view the Access Ohio website, and make comments. Public input is essential to create a plan that meets the needs of all citizens.

ODOT’s new long-range plan will include an inventory, forecast, and analysis of trends and issues affecting transportation throughout Ohio. Access Ohio 2040 will set the stage for future ODOT transportation policies and investment strategies. It is scheduled for completion in 2013 and the plan will direct transportation efforts in the state for the next 20 years.

Interested people are welcome to review the information and make comments at the TMACOG Library during regular business hours. TMACOG hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is at 300 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Suite 300, Toledo, OH 43604. For more information, contact Transportation Secretary Jodi Rayburg at 419.241.9155 ext. 120.


MEMBER NEWS ________________________

TMACOG Photo Gallery - Photo of the Month

“Winter Tree on Country Farm” was taken by Thomas Liskai. It captures that brief time between when light snow coats every branch and when the sunshine melts it away. The photo was taken in Sandusky County.

Member Highlight
Middleton Township

Middleton Township in Wood County is a mostly rural area with growing population. The township is about 32 square miles, located south of Perrysburg and bordered to the west by the Maumee River. The largest municipality is the Village of Haskins. Most of the population of 4,454 (including 1,200 in Haskins) commute to Toledo or Bowling Green for work although there are some employers in the area. Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. is in unincorporated Dunbridge and Newell Rubbermaid is building a new 363,000-square-foot distribution facility for Calphalon products at SR 25 south of SR 582...more

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Upcoming Events

TMACOG General Assembly
January 29, 2013
at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, Perrysburg
Tony Reams, 419.241.9155 ext. 179

Sunshine Law Training
Friday, March 8, 2013
at Owens Community College, Audio-Visual Classroom
Jennifer Allen , 419.241.9155 ext. 107