People Week Of 1/16/2023

Staff Writer

McDougall reappointed veterans service commission
On Jan. 6, Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce Winters swore in David McDougall, appointing him a member-at-large commissioner on the Ottawa County Veterans Service Commission.
This is McDougall’s sixth term. He began representing the AMVETS in January 1998, and with the closure of the AMVETS post in Ottawa County, is now representing as a member-at-large. Throughout his 25-year tenure, he has been instrumental in approving more than $2 million in emergency financial assistance to over 3,000 veterans of Ottawa County, as well as their family members.
As a strong advocate of the veterans, he has been actively involved in celebrating county veterans’ accomplishments and in the commemoration of their sacrifices.
McDougall is a Vietnam veteran who served honorably in the U. S. Air Force.

Humane society
re-elects members
At its recent annual meeting, the Humane Society of Ottawa County re-elected four incumbent members to additional two-year terms.
Lara Bischoff, Sarah LaMarca, Marty Morus and Sue Sradeja were re-elected and join existing board members Barbara Ayers, Crystal Cleary, Terry Glovinsky and Mary Anne Koebel. The board also welcomed newly elected member Tami Matthews.
Officers elected for 2023 are Mortus, president; Sradeja, vice president; Matthews, secretary and Koebel, treasurer.
The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton. All meetings are open to the public.

Board of Supervisors swears in Bill Hartman and Roland Sandrock
Bill Hartman and Roland Sandrock were recently re-elected to the Board of Supervisors of the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).
They were sworn into office by chairman Jim Sass at the board’s January meeting. They join Rich Thorbahn and Todd Hecht, who serves as secretary, on the board.
Sandrock will hold the position of treasurer and Hartman will be the vice-chairman.
The board of supervisors directs the staff of the district to carry out the conservation of natural resources through assisting landowners, both urban and rural, throughout Ottawa County.

Jim Sass swearing in Bill Hartman (L) and Roland Sandrock. (Submitted photo)


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