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TMACOG Leadership

Message from the Chair

Transportation Summit

Safe Routes Conference


Urban Waters Plan

Water & Wastewater Operators

Member News
Welcome New Members

February & March 2016

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2016 General Assembly - Report

At the 2016 General Assembly held January 25, TMACOG members voted on new leadership. Craig Stough, mayor of the City of Sylvania, was elected chair. Richard Edwards, mayor of the City of Bowling Green, was elected vice chair. They will serve a 12-month term. They replace outgoing Chair James Sass, Ottawa County commissioner, and outgoing Vice Chair Angela Kuhn, past mayor of the Village of Whitehouse.
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Message from the Chair
Craig Stough, Mayor, City of Sylvania

I am honored and pleased to step into TMACOG leadership at this time of transition. Change is inevitable, and welcome, but we will work to ensure that TMACOG continues to do the excellent work that it has done, and we will grow services in the directions that the region needs. more


Toledo Region Transportation Summit
Connecting Partners, Sharing Information, and Coordinating
Efforts in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.


The 2016 Toledo Region Transportation Summit will look at local impact of the new federal transportation bill and take a wide view of ongoing and planned transportation more

Local Policy presented at National Conference

TMACOG’s regional level Complete Streets Policy will be the topic of a presentation at the national Safe Routes to School Conference which will be held in Columbus April 5-7, 2016. Christine Connell, TMACOG Transportation Public Administration Specialist, will be the presenter. She developed the regional policy intended to incentivize and support the implementation of complete streets techniques in jurisdictions in the more

TMACOG Transportation Planning Under Review

At a public meeting held January 20, transportation stakeholders and members of the public were invited to meet with representatives of the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. The meeting was part of the process to re-certify TMACOG as the region’s transportation planning authority and to ensure that the planning process is in compliance with federal regulations related to transportation planning.

Initial feedback from the federal agencies was positive indicating that TMACOG should expect to be fully certified with few if any recommendations for change in procedure. A letter with any recommendations or commendations is expected in March..




Urban Waters Plan

In the Junction Avenue neighborhood of central Toledo, demolition of blighted property has created an opportunity for innovative re-development. For more than a year, neighbors have been meeting to plan how to beautify and eventually redevelop the area. Part of their discussion has involved converting vacant property to beautiful, useful, green space. Green spaces act as stormwater management infrastructure and also provide gardens and other attractive more


Water & Wastewater Operator Training

People who operate or make decisions about water supply and wastewater treatment are invited to a full-day seminar addressing critical issues.

Water & Wastewater Operator Training
March 10, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Northwestern Water & Sewer District
12560 Middleton Pike (S.R. 582), Bowling Green

The agenda includes crisis management, funding, GIS and other technology, source water protection, workforce recruitment, and impacts of climate change. Organizers anticipate that attendees will be eligible for 6.5 Ohio EPA contact hours. Continuing professional education credits are available for professional engineers.

To register contact Joy Minarcin (419.241.9155 ext. 128) by March 4. The cost is $40 for TMACOG members and $65 for non-members. Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and take-home training materials.

Registration is due by Friday, March 4. There will be no late registrations. No refunds will be made for cancellations after March 2. For more information regarding the program, contact Kurt Erichsen at 419.241.9155 ext. 126.

Thank you to Jones & Henry Engineering for their sponsorship of this training session.



Welcome New Member

We are pleased to announce that the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library has re-joined TMACOG after a lapse of several years. TLCPL is a governmental member of TMACOG and will caucus with Special Districts and Authorities. The library’s interests also overlap with those of schools and universities: TLCPL’s stated mission is to provide information, education, and technology to help the community live, learn, and grow. The library has 18 branches in Lucas County in addition to the main library in downtown Toledo.

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Upcoming Events

Water & Wastewater Operator Training
Wednesday, March 10, 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Northwestern Water & Sewer District, 12560 Middleton Pike (S.R. 582). Bowling Green
Contact: Kurt Erichsen ext. 126

The Toledo Region Transportation Summit
Friday, March 18,
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Parkway Place, 2592 Parkway Plaza, Maumee Contact: Christine Connell ext. 119

Ohio Sunshine Law Training
Friday, April 8,
8:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza Contact: Jennifer Allen ext. 119