State of Ohio
PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION
Green Space - NRAC Appointing Procedures

Each district public works integrating committee, or if applicable, its executive committee, is responsible for the appointment of members to the district's eleven member Natural Resources Assistance Council.

Of the eleven members, one shall be a member of the appointing integrating committee and one shall represent a soil and water conservation district that is located within the geographical jurisdiction of the appointing integrating committee. The nine other members of the council shall be appointed from the following categories or organizations, units of government, or agencies and shall include at least one member from each of those categories.

  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 appointing integrating committee;

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

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

  4. A statewide organization representing agriculture, and 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 appointing integrating committee.

No organization, unit of government, or agency that is listed above shall be represented by more than one member on the council at any given time. The membership of the council shall reflect the demographic and economic diversity of the population located within the geographic area represented by the council.

For new members, District integrating committees must forward to the OPWC the following: letter from the appointing authority, resume or summary of qualifications, nomination form, and meeting minutes. For reappointments, the required documents are the letter from the appointing authority and the meeting minutes. Final determination of questioned eligibility or appointments shall be made by the OPWC Director.


Reference: ORC Section 164.21