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Natural Resources Assistance Council


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Mike Foley
2079 E. 9th St, Suite 5-300, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-443-3055
mfoley@cuyahogacounty.us


WEBSITE:
http://www.countyplanning.us/services/grant-programs/clean-ohio-conservation-greenspace-program/nrac-roster/


DESCRIPTION OF BOARD AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Natural resources assistance councils shall review and approve or disapprove applications in accordance with sections 164.20 to 164.27 of the Revised Code for grants for projects. Natural resources assistance councils shall forward approved projects to the Ohio Public Works Commission for final approval.


QUALIFICATIONS:
The NRAC consists of eleven members, with one member being from the appointing integrating committee (DOPWIC) and one member from the soil and water conservation district located in Cuyahoga County. The other nine members are appointed from the following categories of organizations, with at least one representative from each category:
  • Group 1: County, municipal corporation, township, conservancy district, regional or joint district or unit of government, or regional or joint political subdivision located in the geographical jurisdiction of the DOPWIC. 
  • Group 2: Conservation or environmental advocacy organization, an organization with a primary interest in watershed protection and restoration, the department of natural resources, the environmental protection agency, or the U.S. natural resources conservation service. 
  • Group 3: A city park system or metropolitan park system or a board of park commissioners located within the geographical jurisdiction of the appointing integrating committee, a statewide parks and recreation organization, or the U.S. national park service. 
  • Group 4: A statewide organization representing agriculture, an organization representing forestry interests, the department of agriculture, or the U.S. department of agriculture. 
  • Group 5: An organization representing business, local realtors, or a planning agency, including a port authority, located within the geographical jurisdiction of the appointing integrating committee.


MEMBERSHIP:

Name  Term Ends Appointed By/Representation
Valerie Katz 10/14/2023 County Executive
Rich Cochran 10/14/2022 Environmental
Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells 10/14/2024 Environmental
Jill Koski 10/14/2024 Environmental
Joseph Roszak 10/14/2022 Park
Jessica Gift 10/14/2022 Park
Claire Kilbane 10/14/2024 Soil & Water Conservation
Honorable Michael Procuk 10/14/2023 Gov. - Municipal
Kimberly Rassi-Gollin 10/14/2023 Agricultural
Honorable Paul Koomar 10/14/2024 DOPWIC
Chris Urban 10/14/2024 Business/Planning


MEETING SCHEDULE/AGENDAS:
The Natural Resource Assistance Council meets two to three times a year. Please contact them for more information.


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