Senate President Obhof Appoints Kimberly Marshall to the Ohio Public Works Commission

Dec 13, 2018 | News, Newsletter

Barbara J. Dzur
City of Medina

 

Senate President Larry Obhof of Medina has appointed City of Medina Economic Development Director Kimberly Marshall to the Ohio Public Works Commission.

The Public Works Commission provides financing for local public infrastructure improvements through both the State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP) and the Local Transportation Improvement Program (LTIP). SCIP is a grant/loan program for roads, bridges, water supply, wastewater treatment, storm water collection and solid waste disposal. LTIP is a grant program for roads and bridges only.

“Kimberly is a dedicated public servant whose understanding of local infrastructure needs will be an asset to the Public Works Commission as they work to keep Ohio’s roads, bridges and waterways functional and safe,” said Obhof.

Marshall has over 25 years of public service experience at the federal, state and local levels. She is currently the Director of Economic Development for the city of Medina and recently received the “Best Public Leader in Revitalization” award from Heritage Ohio. Marshall’s public service career also includes working for the state of Ohio as a specialist in unemployment, workforce and business services, and at the federal level, with the Department of Defense in procurement and contract compliance. An active member of her community, she serves on the boards of Main Street Medina and The Children’s Center of Medina County.

HB168/BFPD Informational Webinar

Join a discussion, hosted by the Greater Ohio Policy Center (GOPC), to learn about the recently passed HB168, which establishes the bona fide purchaser defense (BFPD) into Ohio law. The establishment of the BFPD into Ohio law better aligns Ohio law with federal standards, and aims to encourage the redevelopment of lightly contaminated brownfield sites.

read more

An Open Letter to OEDA’s Members and Ohio’s Economic Development Community

OEDA has been listening and learning as the issues around systemic racism have been brought to the forefront and captured the nation’s attention.  It is devastating that the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd—and, sadly, the indisputable video evidence of their killings—became the catalysts for our country to collectively pay attention and admit that systemic racism exists. What is also indisputable is that the time for change is now.

read more