NOACA held its 8th Annual Summit on Friday, June 8, at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University. The theme, “Changes & Challenges,” reflected the challenges Northeast Ohio planners and implementers face as a result of recent changes in local, state and federal policy, political control and funding.
After welcoming remarks from Howard R. Maier, NOACA Executive Director, and Mary E. Samide, Geauga County Commissioner and First Vice President of the NOACA Governing Board, the following topics were presented.
Presentation of the Walter F. Ehrnfelt Jr. Award for Outstanding Regional Contribution
Welcome and Remarks on Regionalism video
"New Hope, New Ideas, New Opportunities"
PowerPoint Presentation (71 KB)
Governor Ted Strickland's Guiding Principles and how the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will apply them
"Water - What's the Big Deal?"
PowerPoint Presentation (21,273 KB)
Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
Regional water quality—past and present, current water quality challenges, opportunities, and the outlook for the future
Keynote Address: "The Federal
Infrastructure Financing Crisis"
PowerPoint Presentation (658 KB)
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5
The federal financing challenges facing transportation infrastructure and the environment, and their implications for Northeast Ohio, as well as the impact of Congressional decisions on transportation and environmental issues
Frank G. Jackson
Mayor of the City of Cleveland
Bonita G. Teeuwen, P.E.
Deputy Director, District 12,
Ohio Department of Transportation
Erwin J. Odeal
Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD)
CEO Ainslie Associates, NOACA's Federal Legislative Liaison
After the keynote address, Erwin J. Odeal, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, was presented with the Walter F.
Ehrnfelt, Jr. Award for Outstanding Regional Contribution.
Comments and Suggestions
If you have comments about this year's Summit or suggestions for future Summit topics or speakers, please e-mail Gayle Godek, communications specialist at NOACA.