Call for Nominations to fill FOUR seats on the District 6 Natural Resource Assistance Council for the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund.

Jul 18, 2019
The Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) District 6 Integrating Committee is seeking nominations to fill four seats on the District 6 Natural Resources Assistance Council (NRAC) as defined in Section 164.21 (A) of the Ohio Revised Code. Each position will serve a three-year term. Nominations specific to NRAC member category 1, 4, and 5 are sought for three seats, while the fourth seat may include a nomination from any one of the five NRAC member categories listed below:

1. A county, municipal corporation, township, conservancy district, regional or joint district or unit of local government, or regional or joint political subdivision that is located within the geographical jurisdiction of the District 6 Integrating Committee.

2. A conservation organization, and environmental advocacy organization, and an organization with a primary interest in watershed protection and restoration, the department of natural resources, the environmental protection agency, or the United States natural resource conservation service.

3. A city park system or a metropolitan park system or a board of park commissioners from a county that is located within the geographical jurisdiction of the District 6 Integrating Committee, a statewide parks and recreation organization, or the United States national park service.

4. A statewide organization representing agriculture, and an organization representing forestry interests, the department of agriculture, or the United States department of agriculture.

5. An organization representing business, local Realtors, or a planning agency, including a port authority, located within the geographical jurisdiction of the District 6 Integrating Committee.

The NRAC is responsible for allocating funds made available to Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) District 6 (Mahoning and Trumbull Counties) through the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund. The Clean Ohio Conservation Fund is designed to fund preservation/restoration of open space and/or the protection and enhancement of riparian corridors and watersheds. Eligible projects are reviewed and selected by the District 6 NRAC. Members of NRAC may not be compensated for personal or professional services provided, through contract or employment, for any project considered for Commission funding by the NRAC.