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TMACOG Tech: Tools and Rules for Managing Meetings

Water Quality
Dredging and Agriculture

Teacher Training

Field Trip

Update 2020

Gohio Commute

Member News



Tools and Rules for Managing Meetings

“Point of order, Madame Chair!”

Words to strike fear in the heart of a committee chairperson who is new to using Roberts Rules of Order. However, help is here. Gain confidence in your meeting management with this TMACOG Tech seminar. In addition to a review of parliamentary procedure, the program will cover managing combative meetings and will provide tools to help conduct meetings fairly, and in an orderly and efficient manner.

TMACOG Tech: Tools and Rules for Managing Meetings
Wednesday, October 10, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, Toledo

There is no fee but registration is required by October 5. Register online here. People requesting special accommodations are invited to contact Jennifer Allen 419.241.9155, ext. 1107.


Water Quality

Dredged Materials and Agriculture

TMACOG Water Quality Director Kari Gerwin is part of a new working group formed to assess projects that use sediments dredged from the Maumee River shipping channel on local farms. The Dredge Research and Innovation in Farming Team (DRIFT) met for the first time June 19. The group includes stakeholders and experts who will help ensure that projects involving the application of dredged material to farmland are safe, efficient, beneficial, and more

Teachers prepare for SWW

The Student Watershed Watch (SWW) brings hundreds of young students out to area waterways every year and has been a cornerstone of TMACOG outreach since 1989. The popular program relies on classroom teachers who commit to a curriculum of water study that involves macroinvertebrate identification, water chemistry, and analysis and presentation of findings at a Student more

Water Quality Council Tour

TMACOG’s Water Quality Council met at Pearson Metropark for its regular meeting July 9. Members learned about the restoration of Howard Marsh with a presentation by Metroparks more


2020 Update Underway

TMACOG’s long range transportation plan is due for a five-year update. The process for creating the 2020 Update to the “On the Move: 2045 Transportation Plan” begins August 21 with a meeting of a newly organized task force. This group will review the region’s prioritized list of projects, initiatives, and policies.

Priorities and the lists of projects in the plan may be modified based on changes in local needs, changes to transportation infrastructure since the plan was created, or other factors identified by stakeholders. In addition to updating the project lists, the 2020 Update will add information on performance measures (a new requirement of the Federal Highway Administration) and will also include information on planning for autonomous/connected vehicles.

See the current plan or summary on this webpage: Check back for meeting minutes and opportunities for public input.

TMACOG maintains the long range plan for the transportation region: Lucas and Wood counties in Ohio and Bedford, Whiteford, and Erie townships and the City of Luna Pier in Michigan.

People interested in serving on the 2020 Update Task Force are invited to contact Transportation Planner Dana Doubler, 419.241.9155 ext. 1117. TMACOG seeks involvement from a broad range of interests in the planning area. A transportation plan that works for everyone needs input from all users– commuters, freight haulers, pedestrians, cyclists, and users of public transit – in all parts of the region


Gohio Commute - College Focus

College students who find parking to be expensive and time consuming have a new option with This project helps people find carpool partners and rewards commuters for using public transit, bicycles, and for sharing the ride.

• Log in to
• Click on the TMACOG region on the map, then register
• Log in your trip (starting point and destination) and start saving money and earning rewards

TMACOG Public Administration Associate Austin Mack said, “People are increasingly interested in alternatives to owning and driving a car. Gohio Commute aims to capture that interest and create a community of people who enjoy a smarter commute.”

College students who register and log rides are eligible for prizes including backpacks, bike helments, bluetooth speakers, and more.

The interactive platform provides the information commuters need to make smart choices – and save money, improve health, and improve air quality. The website is phone-friendly and interactive.

Member News

TMACOG welcomes ConnecToledo as a new non-governmental member. They will caucus with the special districts and authorities.

ConnecToledo is a nonprofit organization which evolved from the 22nd Century Committee. That committee is the group that created the 2017 downtown Toledo master plan with extensive public participation. ConnecToledo is committed to capitalizing on downtown’s role as the economic, cultural, and governmental center of northwest Ohio.

See the master plan and learn more about ConnecToledo here:

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Upcoming Events

Tools and Rules for Managing Meetings

Date and location: Wednesday, October 10, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 419.241.9155
ext. 1107

2019 TMACOG General Assembly
Monday, January 28, 2019 – 8 a.m-1:15 p.m.
Holiday Inn French Quarter, Perrysburg
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 419.241.9155, ext. 1107

TMACOG Tech: Ohio Sunshine Laws Certification Training
Friday, April 5, 2019 – 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Owens Community College Veterans Hall, Perrysburg
Jennifer Allen, 419.241.9155, ext. 1107