The Water Quality Subcommittee provides advice and policy recommendations to the Planning and Programming Committee with regard to environmental planning responsibilities. 

Chair: Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, CEO, NEORSD

Vice Chair: James Gills, P.E., P.S., Lake County Engineer

NOACA Five-County Representation  

  • Jeff Brandon, Montville Township Trustee
  • Walter "Skip" Claypool, Commissioner, Geauga County
  • Michael Dever, Director of Public Works, Cuyahoga County
  • James R. Gills, P.E., P.S., County Engineer, Lake County
  • John D. Hunter, Mayor, Village of Sheffield, Lorain County 

County Health Agency

  • David Covell, Health Commissioner, Lorain County Public Health

Sanitary Engineer

  • Kenneth P. Carney, P.E., P.S., County Engineer, Lorain County

Local Soil and Water Conservation 

  • Janine Rybka, District Administrator, Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD)

  • Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, CEO

City of Cleveland Health Director

  • Merle R. Gordon, Director, Cleveland Department of Public Health 

Local Watershed Group

  • George Warnock, Grand River Watershed Coordinator, Western Reserve Land Conservancy

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (non-voting member)

  • Rich Blasick, Environmental Manager, Northeast District Office, Ohio EPA