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MWCD Chief Engineer Announces Retirement, Interim Chief Named

September 18, 2023

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD), announced today the retirement of Boris Slogar, P.E., Chief Engineer, effective September 15, 2023, after 16 years of service.

Slogar served more than 30 years as an Ohio public servant with significant roles at Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Ohio Department of Taxation. He has developed a program to work together with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ensure the 14 dams and reservoirs within the MWCD are sound and safe and meet the MWCD’s mission of providing flood mitigation for the region.  Slogar has also been instrumental in overseeing a $150 million master plan renovation and construction of parks, marinas, and facilities. Beyond this, he has also led an effort to provide direct grant funding to communities within the MWCD to lessen flood risk.

“Boris has helped MWCD reach significant milestones, including overseeing substantial upgrades to MWCD’s 14 dams and reservoirs, as well as the creation and administration of MWCD’s Partners in Watershed Management Program,” said Craig Butler, MWCD Executive Director.  “I am thankful for his service to MWCD and wish him the very best in retirement.”

“It has truly been an honor to serve MWCD as the Chief Engineer for the past 16 years,” said Slogar. “It has been a privilege to work along-side a staff of responsible stewards so dedicated to the mission of MWCD.”

Dave Lautenschleger, P.S., GISP, MGIS will be stepping into the role of Interim Chief Engineer while a search is conducted to fill the role as Chief of Engineering. Lautenschleger is currently the Deputy Chief of Surveying and GIS for MWCD and has provided great leadership and service for more than 14 years.

Boris Slogar, MWCD Chief Engineer


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