Officers and Committees

2017 BRWP Officers

DesignationNameContact Information
President Elaine
Vice PresidentDon



Board of Directors - 2017

The general role of the Board of Directors is to provide overall direction to the BRWP in fulfilling its mission, vision, values and goals. All but three members of the Board of Directors are elected by the General Membership of BRWP. The remaining three are appointed to represent the City of Findlay, the Village of Bluffton and the Village of Ottawa. Meetings are open to BRWP members and non-members alike.
DesignationNameContact Information
Riley Creek RepresentativeBob Antibus
The Outlet/Lye Creek Representative Richard
Headwaters Representative OPEN
Ottawa Creek Representative Don Croy -Vice President
Eagle Creek Representative Bob Connour -
Cranberry Creek Representative Jeremiah "Bud" Haselman
At-Large # 1 Representative
At-Large #2Chad
At-Large #3 Jane
At-Large #4Elaine Reynolds, P.E. -
At-Large #5William "Bill" Doyle,
At-Large #6Amy Downing
Village of Bluffton RepresentativeJudy
Village of Ottawa RepresentativeTim Macke -
City of Findlay RepresentativeGrant



Standing Committees:

These are the standing committees of the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership.
The role of these committees is to:
1) Develop and support implementation of their section of the Management Plan;
2) Propose revisions and updates to their section of the Watershed Management and
Action Plan to the Steering Committee and membership;
3) Investigate all sides of issues that are under their consideration;
4) Keep the Steering Committee and the BRWP informed regarding new issues and
opportunities in their field of expertise.

You do not have to be a member of BRWP to participate on a standing committee. The committee chair/co-chair is required to be a BRWP member.

Governance Committee

The purpose of the Board Governance Committee is to create a continuous flow of highly trained, committed, effective and fulfilled board members to carry out the mission of our organization and to provide for the best board member engagement and experience possible.

Stewardship Committee

The Stewardship Committee’s purpose is to support and drive the fundraising efforts needed to support our organization’s mission.

Education Outreach and Communications Committee

The purpose of this committee is to organize and run the educational activities of the BRWP; coordinate communications to the public about the mission and activities of the BRWP; provide educational materials to schools and other groups about issues relating to water quality.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee’s purpose is the recruitment and retention of members and sponsors of the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership.

Community Advisory Council and Steering Committee

The purpose of the Community Advisory Council (CAC) is to bring together Blanchard River watershed stakeholders who will collaboratively identify water-related concerns, give suggestions, and offer future project ideas for their area of the watershed or the total watershed, which are consistent with our mission of clean water, conservation, and water quality.  The Steering Committee’s purpose is to initiate the formation and organize the running of the CAC.

Metrics Committee

The Metrics Committee has recently been called together to answer the question “Is the river cleaner because of BRWP efforts?” They are looking at what data the BRWP currently has and can access, and evaluating whether there are other data collection/monitoring efforts that we should be pursuing.

Committee/RoleParticipantsE-mail Address
Education, Outreach and Communications CommitteeBob Antibus
Judy Augsburger
Bob Connour
Chad Kirchner
Jane McCleary
Governance CommitteeJane McCleary
Bill Doyle
Tim Brugeman
Grant Russel
Dick Kozlowski
Membership CommitteeDon Croy
Bob Connour
Shane Myers
Stewardship CommitteeTim Macke
Judy Augsburger
Shane Myers
Community Advisory Council, Steering CommitteeJudy Augsburger
Chad Kirchner
Dick Kozlowski
Tim Macke
Jane McCleary
Tim Brugeman
Metrics CommitteeBob Antibus
Bob Connour
Bill Doyle
Chad Kirchner
Pete Reynolds
Elaine Reynolds
Watershed CoordinatorPhil
Action Plans / NPS-IS plansPhil
GIS/Web CoordinatorElaine

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