Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Volunteer opportunity: storm drain stenciling

From Partners for Clean Streams

Storm Drain Marking for Global Youth Service Day is approaching and registration is now open!

On Saturday, April 18, join the dozens of volunteers that will be marking storm drains with a clear message to citizens that “Drains are for Rain, Flows to Waterway” and passing out informational door hangers. Join us from 9a.m.-noon marking the storm drains in preselected jurisdictions all around the greater Toledo area to protect our streams from pollution.

An Appreciation Picnic will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Mud Hens Stadium as part of Global Youth Service Day for all volunteers. If weather does not permit us to mark the drains on April 18, a rainout date is scheduled for April 25.

Please check out the Storm Drain Marking flyer and registration form to register or visit our webpage for more details. The deadline for registration is April 3rd, so don’t wait!

Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments | www.tmacog.org

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Public Officials and Community Leaders Invited to Economic Development Seminar

The University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center is inviting TMACOG members to attend a seminar Friday, March 27, 2-4:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, on the UT Health Science Campus. The topic is "Leading Economic Development: A Toolkit for Public Officials and Civic Leaders."

Keynote speakers are Dr. Daniel M. Johnson, UT President Emeritus, and Lee Fisher, former Ohio Lieutenant Governor and president, CEOs for Cities. There will also be a panel discussion with local experts in economic development from the public and private sectors. Dr. Johnson is the author of a new book on the topic which is being published by UT Press.

To register contact Barbara Floyd, director of UT Press at 419.530.2170 or visit the UT Urban Affairs Center on line at uac.utoledo.edu.

Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments | www.tmacog.org

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Tools Smaller Communities Can Use to Improve Water Services

See the presentations from the recent Shared Services seminar here.

Learn how villages, townships, and special districts can partner to improve water supply and treatment while lowering operating costs. The presentations also touch on legal issues involved and master plans for water and sewage. All provided by the partners of SCEIG: Small Communities Environmental Infrastructure Group: http://www.sceig.org/

Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments | www.tmacog.org