Development Advisory Committee

The Development Advisory Committee was created by the MWCD Board of Directors in 1992 to provide advice and guidance to the Board and staff. It consists of 20 members who volunteer their time and provides an organized public support system for responsive and effective economic development, conservation and recreation programs.

DAC members are appointed by the Board of Directors and serve staggered three-year terms. The Committee meets quarterly, and is updated about MWCD projects and operations. Members present numerous items for discussion and possible action by the MWCD Board of Directors.

Current members of the DAC and their terms of service are the following:

  • Matthew D. Abbott - New Concord - 2018
  • Jeffrey R. Corney - Wooster - 2018
  • Alfred J. Fearon - Bolivar - 2018
  • Joseph C. Gies - Shelby - 2020 
  • Michael Gunther - Dover - 2019
  • Bryan Haviland - Worthington - 2019 
  • JoEllen Hayes - Cambridge - 2020 
  • Chris Jacobs - Scio - 2019
  • Ed Lee - New Philadelphia - 2018
  • John L. Lofgren - Uniontown - 2019
  • Dana McDaniel - Dublin - 2018
  • Luke Messinger - Gahanna - 2020
  • A. Bruce Robinson - Scio - 2019
  • George Romanoski - Akron - 2019 
  • James Schoch - New Philadelphia - 2020
  • John R. Wirtz - Sherrodsville - 2018