January 17, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Mark Reiter, Lucas County Public Information Officer
Office: 419-213-4590 Cell: 419-787-4772
Board of Lucas County Commissioners Announce Citizens Task Force to
Confront Concerns about Public Transportation
TOLEDO, OH – The Board of Lucas County Commissioners today announced the community members who will serve on the task force charged with reviewing the future long-term funding and sustainability of public transportation services in the greater Toledo area.
The members of the task force are: Kim Cutcher, Local Initiatives Support Corp. Executive Director; Cheri Budzynski, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; G. Opie Rollison, Marshall Melhorn; Rev. Otis Gordon, Warren A.M.E. Church Senior Pastor and Certified Public Accountant; Doni Miller, Neighborhood Health Association Chief Executive Officer; Angie Goodnight, Information and Community Outreach Coordinator for Ability Center of Greater Toledo; Michael Hampton, Getting Ahead While Getting Out; Dan Rogers, Cherry Street Mission Ministries President and CEO; Bruce Baumhower, President of United Auto Workers Local 12; Sam Melden, Director of Metro Region Volunteer Services for ProMedica; Alexis Hayman-Staples, Toledo Pride/Collingwood Arts Center Executive Director; Drew Williams, University of Toledo Student Government President; Duke Wheeler, Wheeler Farms; Joe Luzar, Vice President Business Development at The Mosser Group; Adele Jasion, accountant/owner of Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD; Demetria Simpson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority; Guisselle Mendoza, President of Latino Alliance of Northwest Ohio, and Frank Szollosi, National Wildlife Federation’s Regional Outreach Coordinator.
The Commissioners believe public transportation is vital to the economy and viability of our community. The task force will therefore be charged with an examination of transportation needs in the Greater Toledo area and the development of recommendations that will promote the most connective and efficient transit system going forward.