Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Eastgate’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is comprised of engineering and planning officials from the area who assist with the development of technical studies and project implementation programs. The TAC along with Eastgate’s other boards and committees, along with the Executive Director and Eastgate’s staff, work together to find regional solutions for the challenges of our region.

For more information, please contact Lisa Pompeo at 234.254.1508 or

TAC Meeting
TAC Meeting
TAC Meeting

Citizens Advisory Board (CAB)

The CAB provides a continuous forum for the public to participate in the regional planning and decision-making process. The CAB meets on the first Thursday of the month (except August) to learn about and discuss community topics including legislation, infrastructure projects, and quality of life in the Mahoning Valley.

2018 topics include:

  • Priority Infrastructure Projects
  • Starting a Business
  • Warehouse & Distribution Growth
  • Talent Retention
  • Mahoning River Dam Removal

For more information, please contact Sara Wenger at 234.254.1505 or


Mahoning River Corridor Initiative (MRCI)

The purpose of the committee is to improve the quality of life/economic development along the corridor.

The committee shall be charged with the following objectives, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. Increase utilization of the Mahoning River corridor for business, recreational and preservation activities.
    2. Make land along the river corridor available for development.
    3. Make urban areas more attractive to new investment.
    4. Foster regional cooperation among local governments.
    5. Promote smart growth policies and reduce the trend towards urban sprawl.
    6. Facilitate the creation of revenue sharing mechanisms between corridor communities
    7. Coordinate watershed action efforts to improve water quality
    8. Support the Mahoning River Restoration effort
For more information, please contact Joann Esenwein at 234.254.1501 or

Regional Economic Development Committee (REDC)

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.

For more information, please contact Sara Wenger at 234.254.1505 or

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


GIS Workshops

February 9, 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.

Impervious Surface Mapping and Stormwater Management in the Lake Erie Watershed

February 14, 2018

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.

MVGP/AOGDP Joint Meeting

April 19, 2018


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

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.