Passing of MWCD Board Member

By Barb Bennett

April 9, 2018

MWCD received very startling news over the weekend that board member, Stephen Paquette, unexpectedly and suddenly passed away in his home in Stark County.

“On behalf of the MWCD Board of Directors and the entire MWCD team, we send our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to Steve’s wife, Kathy, and their entire family as they manage through this very difficult time," stated John Hoopingarner, the Executive Director of MWCD.

“Although somewhat new to the Board, Steve made an immediate impact through his guidance on the MWCD capital improvement plan based on his many years of economic development experience. He will most certainly be missed as he was always genuine and a gentleman.”

Mr. Paquette was appointed to the MWCD Board of Directors by the 18-member panel of judges of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Court in June 2017. He was in his first year of a five-year term.

Stephen Paquette, MWCD board member

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