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Western Reserve Trustees

1030 Euclid Avenue, Suite 318
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Lynn Wieland
Telephone: 216-621-8010
FAX: 216-698-6600

The role of the Board of a not-for-profit Area Agency on Aging is to provide oversight and support to ensure the effective and efficient management of the organization. The Board is responsible to many constituencies in the five-county area and is directly accountable to the Ohio Department on Aging to ensure that federal and state funds are spent in accordance with federal and state laws, regulations, and policy. The Board is responsible for setting policy within the context of federal and state policy and for employing competent staff to carry out this policy, as well as other Area Agency functions.

Total Board membership must include at a minimum:

  • Private Sector Executive (business) - University-based Gerontologist
  • Social Work - Legal
  • Accounting - Nursing
  • Local foundations - Other planning and funding organizations
  • Clergy - Consumer Representations
  • Human Services Professionals
Board membership should be balanced, including geographic, age, racial and ethnic, public/private, and professional/volunteer distribution.

Appointing Authority     Length of Term
Cuyahoga County  10  3 years
Geauga Commissioners    2  
Medina Commissioners  2  
Lake Commissioners    2  
Lorain Commissioners    2  
Board of Trustees at-Large 1

Public Meetings:
Public meetings are held monthly at various locations within the five county area.

Older Americans Act, 1965 as amended.
501 (c)(3) October 1990.