County seeks MORPC board candidates


The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is currently seeking to appoint four community members to the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Board.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission is a voluntary association of Central Ohio governments and regional organizations which envisions and embraces innovative directions in transportation, energy, housing, land use, the environment and economic prosperity.

The commissioners will appoint four members to three-year terms beginning Oct. 1, 2017 and ending Sept. 30, 2020. Members would be required to attend meetings in Columbus on the third Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m. at the MORPC offices in Columbus.

According to a press release from the county, the commission supports diversity in all of its activities. Consequently, members are strongly encouraged to appoint representatives who can speak for diverse groups including disadvantaged, low income, and minority groups.

Additionally, the commission can benefit from additional expertise in such areas as housing, financial, planning, technology and energy. Members may be drawn from such groups as higher education officials; health care providers; the agricultural/local foods community; community- or government-relations fields; public and private colleges and universities; former county, township or municipal elected officials who are not current members; and private nonprofit and for-profit entities that provide transportation, energy or mapping.

Interested individuals can obtain a Board Appointment Application through the Delaware County Commissioners Office by:

• Picking up a Board Appointment Application at Delaware County Commissioners Office located at 101 N. Sandusky Street, Delaware, Ohio, 43015;

• Calling the Delaware County Commissioners Office at 740-833-2100 to have a Board Appointment application sent to you;

• Printing a Board Appointment Application from the Delaware County website at and completing it and faxing it to (740) 833-2099, or mailing it back to the address listed above.

Completed Board Appointment Applications must be returned to the Delaware County Commissioners Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2017.


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