COLUMBUS, OH: The Ohio Municipal Electric Association (OMEA) recently held elections for the organization’s Board of Directors and Board leadership. The elections took place during the American Municipal Power, Inc./OMEA Annual Conference, held Sept. 24-27 in Cleveland. The OMEA is guided by a 16-member Board of Directors, elected by their peers to staggered four-year terms. Board seats are held by OMEA member communities, with the community appointing the official as its representative to the Board.
Re-elected to the OMEA Board of Directors were the City of Cuyahoga Falls, represented by Mayor Don Walters; the City of Dover, represented by Mayor Richard Homrighausen; Village of Pioneer, represented by Mayor Ed Kidston; and the City of Wadsworth, represented by Mayor Robin Laubaugh. Additionally, Painesville City Council President Paul Hach and City of Newton Falls Mayor Lyle Waddell were elected as ex-officio members of the OMEA Board.
Following the election, the OMEA Board of Directors held its annual reorganization meeting and re-elected Mayor Richard Homrighausen, City of Dover, as president of the Board. Mayor Steve Yagelski, Village of Montpelier, and Mayor Robin Laubaugh, City of Wadsworth, were re-elected to the Board’s three-member Executive Committee.
During the Annual Conference, the OMEA general membership selected five new honorary members:
- Bill Pepple, Bryan
- Mary Burns (deceased), Bryan
- Lyle Waddell, Newton Falls
- Jm Myers, Blanchester
- Dale Good, St. Marys
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