Horstman to lead MWCD board in 2015

December 23, 2014

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District board of directors elected Harry Horstman, President and Joanne Limbach, Vice President for 2015.

Horstman, a Scio resident, was appointed to the MWCD board in 2002. A graduate of Ohio University, he is a retired teacher and school administrator. He also served 35 years as camp manager of Camp Aldersgate on Leesville Lake.

Limbach, a New Philadelphia resident, was appointed to the MWCD board in 2013. She had previously served on the board from 1996 to 2006. She has been a teacher, Tuscarawas County Commissioner, Tax Commissioner for the State of Ohio, and worked as a consultant on government affairs.

Other members of the MWCD board are: Richard Pryce (North Canton), David Parham (Atwood Lake), and Gordon Maupin (Orrville). The MWCD board of directors meets monthly in public open session. The next meeting of the board will be January 23, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at a location to be announced.

The MWCD, a political subdivision of the state, was organized in 1933 to develop and implement a plan to reduce flooding and conserve water for beneficial public uses in the Muskingum River Watershed, the largest wholly contained watershed in Ohio. Since their construction, the 16 reservoirs and dams in the MWCD region have been credited for saving nearly $10 billion worth of potential property damage from flooding, according to the federal government, as well as providing popular recreational opportunities that bolster the region’s economy. A significant portion of the reservoirs are managed by the MWCD and the dams are managed for flood-risk management by the federal U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

For more information about the MWCD, visit www.mwcd.org and follow the MWCD on Facebook and Twitter.

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