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General Assembly

Directory of Public Officials

Specialized Transportation Program

State Freight Committee

Construction Forecast

Salvage & Stewardship

Clean Ohio Fund

Thank You - Renewing Members

Member Highlight - Springfield Township

Photo of the Month

January & February 2013
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TMACOG General Assembly

Local Commitment Global Reach:
How Companies Choose to Invest in Their Regions

All TMACOG members are invited and encouraged to attend the annual business meeting, hear a valuable keynote presentation, and make use of the caucus and networking opportunities at the 2013 General Assembly. The General Assembly will meet Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg. Registration is online. Please register by Friday, January 25, 2013. For questions about the General Assembly, contact Jennifer Allen at 419.241.9155 ext. more

Please Reply: Directory of Public Officials

Every TMACOG member jurisdiction recently received an e-mail or a letter from TMACOG asking for confirmation about elected and appointed officials in your more


Specialized Transportation – Funds Available

Applications for funding for vehicles and related equipment serving the region’s elderly and people with disabilities are due by Friday, February 1. Typically, agencies that are successful in applying for Specialized Transportation Program funds purchase a handicapped-accessible more

Ohio Freight Advisory Committee

Among its other freight-related provisions, the recently passed federal transportation legislation (MAP-21) encourages each state to establish a state-wide freight advisory committee. TMACOG and northwest Ohio have long recognized that freight deserves significant attention as part of the transportation system – the TMACOG Freight Committee is an established working group and the Transportation Legislative Agenda dedicates a section to freight movement. With the federal mandate to develop a national freight network established, and now that Ohio has completed a statewide freight study, the formation of an Ohio Freight Advisory Committee is timely. TMACOG supports the creation of the committee and has offered to collaborate with ODOT for our common economic benefit.

Review and Forecast of Area Transportation Construction

The past 12 months have been a significant construction period for highway projects in northwest Ohio and southwest Michigan. Long-term projects were successfully finished including “Fort to Port” - the US 24 route to Fort Wayne, the Hallet Road grade separation in Fulton County, and relocation of SR 18 in southern Wood County including a roundabout to improve traffic flow. In addition, the year saw a record resurfacing road program in northwest Ohio. The unusually dry summer helped construction crews complete several projects ahead of more


Salvage & Stewardship Partners Recognized

Seven area auto recyclers and salvage yard operators cooperated in a unique program to protect the waters of the Ottawa River and have been recognized for their more


Clean Ohio Grants Announced

The local committee has recommended, and the Ohio Public Works Commission has approved, four projects in Lucas County to preserve open space.

The Natural Resources Assistance Council (NRAC) is the local committee that evaluates and ranks applications for Clean Ohio more

MEMBER NEWS ________________________

Thank You Renewing Members

The first TMACOG members to remit 2013 renewal of membership are: the Village of Genoa; Jones & Henry Engineers, LTD.; Northwood Local Schools; and Spengler Nathanson P.L.L. Thank you for your continuing support of TMACOG. It is our vision to be the governmental partner of choice to coordinate regional assets, opportunities, and challenges.

Member Highlight
Springfield Township

Springfield Township is a vibrant urban township in Lucas County, Ohio with 26,193 residents according to the last census. Last year, township residents celebrated their 175th anniversary with an historical art contest, a drama about their history, and a community-wide celebration at their state-of-the-art high school stadium. The celebration wrapped up with fireworks where the Glassman Drum and Bugle Corps debuted “Centauri,” a song specifically composed for the anniversary of Springfield more

TMACOG Photo Gallery
Photo of the Month

“Ohio Centennial Barn” is by Joann Firsdon. She specializes in rural photos and has been working at her craft for 30 years. This barn is at Airport Highway and Crissey Road in Lucas County.


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Upcoming Events

TMACOG General Assembly
Tuesday, January 29, at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, Perrysburg
Contact Jennifer Allen, 419.241.9155 ext. 107

H3O - A story in 3 parts - water & wastewater management

Friday, February 8, at Owens Community College, Law Enforcement Center
Contact Kurt Erichsen, 419.241.9155 ext. 126

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

Transportation Summit
Friday, March 22, at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, Perrysburg
Contact Christine Drennen, 419.241.9155 ext. 119

Stormwater Erosion and Sediment Control
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Home Builders Association of Greater Toledo, 1911 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee
Contact Kari Gerwin, 419.241.9155 ext. 103