Committees

Drinking Water Subcommittee

The purpose of the Drinking Water subcommittee is to disseminate drinking water system/provider information for emergency purposes and provide education and outreach on topics such as Ohio EPA rules and regulations and harmful algal blooms (HABs). Under the guidance of the Ohio EPA, Eastgate will facilitate conversations with our region’s officials, treatment plant operators, and citizens to ensure our region’s drinking water sources are accounted for and meeting state standards and meeting the needs of our communities.


Mahoning Valley GIS Partnership (MVGP)

The Mahoning Valley GIS Partnership is a group of professionals dedicated to advancing the use of GIS in the Youngstown region. MVGP meetings are an opportunity to learn about available data, prevent duplication of services, talk about opportunities for collaboration, facilitate internship and job matching, and to get to know the GIS contacts for different agencies and projects.

Upcoming Events

Mahoning Valley GIS Partnership Meeting

October 26, 2017 from 1:30-2:30

Timothy King GISP, from LTK GIS Consulting , LLC, will give a talk about the benefits and shortfalls of ArcGIS Pro. Held at Eastgate Regional Council of Governments.

 

GIS Day Open Houses

November 15, 2017

Open houses will be held at the YSU Department of Geography (Phelps Building, Corner of Lincoln and Phelps, 1st floor), Mahoning County GIS (21 W Boardman St), and Eastgate Regional Council of Governments in celebration of GIS Day. Stop by to tour the facilities and say hello!

 

Impervious Surface Mapping and Stormwater Management in the Lake Erie Watershed

Tentatively November 2017

Woolpert used aerial imagery and lidar collected in 2012 and 2015 to perform comparative data analysis to calculate shoreline erosion modeling and provided deliverables that included impervious surface mapping, hydrographic mapping, watershed delineation, shoreline mapping, bluff crest delineation, and total bluff change. This led to the most complete picture that Pennsylvania has ever had of the Lake Erie watershed and the ability to track key aspects of environmental and natural resource management.

 

GIS Workshops

Tentatively February 2018

GIS workshops will be held at YSU and will include sessions on ArcGIS Pro, County GIS Resources, Introduction to GIS and more! More details will be posted as they are available.

Please contact Bethaney Krzys for more information about events or to sign up for the MVGP mailing list.

Members Viewing MVGP Presentation
Members Viewing GIS Maps on Computers
Members Listening to Presentation at MVGP Workshop

Regional Economic Development Committee

REDC is an ad hoc committee of the General Policy Board that monitors Eastgate’s Economic Development District (EDD) designation. Its composition includes public, private, and non-profit members from Ashtabula, Mahoning, and Trumbull counties that broadly represent the economic interests of the region. REDC meets on a regular basis to support the implementation of the regional economic development strategy and to review projects that seek EDA funding.