November &
December 2013

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TMACOG Tech Season Wrap Up

The TMACOG Tech program of informational seminars is part of TMACOG’s commitment to providing training and information to help members meet challenges and take advantage of opportunities.

Member feedback on the 2013 TMACOG Tech season has been very positive and TMACOG Tech will return in 2014. If you have topics that you would like to see addressed, please contact Peggy Ricard at 419.241.9155 ext. 105.

Collaboration and Shared Services
Building Collaborative Partnerships: Techniques, Examples, Tools
Held October 16, the collaboration and shared services session included details of a fleet services agreement with TARTA and Toledo Public Schools, the Lake County shared equipment agreement with 20 jurisdictions, and the formation and operation of the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District.

Who’s on First? Defining Roles in Economic Development Efforts
The May 31 session was a half-day program with a keynote address by Edward M. Burghard, CEO of the Burghard Group, LLC and former executive director of the Ohio Business Development Coalition. Additional program support was provided by JobsOhio, the Ohio Economic Development Association, and Northwest Ohio Regional Economic Development Association (NORED).

Ohio Sunshine Law Training
TMACOG has brought this required training session to northwest Ohio for the last few years. The 2013 session was held March 8. Training is provided by the Ohio Attorney General’s office at no charge at this TMACOG Tech session.

H3O - A Story in 3 Parts - Water & Wastewater Management
This program, directed at managers of public utilities, was one of a series of workshops designed to build expertise in elected and appointed officials. The all-day seminar was held February 8. Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd, provided additional support for H3O.

TMACOG extends a special thank you to Spengler Nathanson P.L.L., the presenting sponsor for the 2013 TMACOG Tech season. Spengler Nathanson is a full service law firm representing private and public clients in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. For over 60 years, Spengler Nathanson has provided effective and efficient assistance to clients in all areas of the law, including general business, litigation, taxation, wealth management and estate planning, real estate and family law. You can learn more at www.snlaw.com.

Brendan Inscho, Office of Ohio Auditor of State David Yost; Dennis Hartman, Fire Chief, Allen-Clay Joint Fire District; James Gant, Chief Business Manager, Toledo Public Schools; and Jim Gee, General Manager, TARTA at the October 16 TMACOG Tech presentation on Shared Services.

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