“We are saddened that Neil is leaving,” said board president Dan Schloemer, who represents District 1. “He has brought an incredible amount of knowledge and experience to Firelands Electric’s board. His leadership will leave a lasting impression with the board and everyone who works at the cooperative.”
According to Firelands Electric Cooperative’s code of regulations, when such a vacancy occurs, the remaining board members must appoint an interim trustee to represent that district for the remainder of the term. The board plans to fill the vacancy through an election process that will take place during the cooperative’s annual meeting on June 23.
This year, trustees representing Districts 2, 7, and 9 will be elected. Any member of Firelands Electric residing in these districts can become a nominee for a trustee position by submitting a valid petition to the cooperative’s office by April 18.
Each petition must contain at least 20 valid signatures of members who reside within the district. General information is available at www.firelandsec.com/content/annual-meeting-members and those interested can contact the office at 1-800-533-8658 with further questions or to obtain a petition.
NCEMS celebrates Public Safety Telecommunications Week
North Central EMS celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunications Week April 8 to 14 to recognize the dispatchers who work behind the scenes answering the call for help every day.
This week enhances public awareness and promotes the much needed education regarding important public safety issues and legislation. The North Central EMS team of certified emergency medical dispatchers (EMD) is the first point of contact to the community. They provide direct assistance to the public through pre-arrival instructions and dispatching an ambulance to the scene. Every day hundreds of people depend on the skill, expertise and commitment of these professionals.
The North Central EMS Communications Center is located at company headquarters on Ohio 250 in Milan. Services provided include emergency and non-emergency ambulance transportation, air ambulance transportation, mobile intensive care transportation, specialized care transportation, wheelchair van services, and mobile X-ray and ultrasound services. EMS stations are located in Milan, Norwalk, Berlin Heights, Greenwich, Vermilion, Port Clinton, Woodville, Sandusky, Green Springs and Bellevue.
ECED welcomes new program manager
SANDUSKY — Last month, Erie County Economic Development Corporation (ECEDC) welcomed its new program manager, Sarah Ross. In this role, Ross will be responsible for supporting business and entrepreneurial outreach in the community and connecting clients to support resources that can fuel their growth.
Ross has a bachelor's degree in business communications from Calvin College and a masters degree in sport management from Barry University. She has a wealth of experience working in business and community partnerships including time at the Miami Marlins, Visit Lorain County and the Vermilion Family YMCA.
“Over the past five years I have worked to connect non-profits, corporations, and individuals for the greater good,” Ross said, “with this experience, the existing programs and resources at ECEDC and my passion for the region, I am confident we will continue to raise the profile of the county and increase economic growth.”
“We are excited for the ideas and impact Sarah will bring to our organization and the communities we serve,” executive director Abbey Bemis said.
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