The Northwestern Water and Sewer District Board of Directors accepted the reappointment of three current members at the December 21 board meeting.
Wood County commissioners, member townships and member municipalities each appoint three directors for staggered three-year terms. Henry County Commissioners appoint a member for a three-year term.
Council accepted the renewal of the municipal mandate of Mark Sheffer. He retired from Huntington Auto Finance with 36 years of business experience. He also taught at Elmwood High School and served on the Weston Council for over 16 years. Sheffer resides in the village of Weston. His current term on the board will expire in December 2024.
Steve Arnold was also reappointed by the Board of Directors. Arnold has spent his entire career in banking and finance, working for MidAm Bank for 10 years and opening an Edward Jones investment firm in 1996. Arnold lives in Bloom Township and is appointed by the township. His mandate expires in December 2024.
The board of directors also accepted the appointment of Douglas Miller made by the commissioners. Miller is a mechanical engineer and lawyer. He is a partner and patent attorney with the law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Toledo, and is the national leader in the intellectual property service line. Miller resides in the Township of Perrysburg. His mandate expires in December 2024.
The district serves more than 20,000 customers in five counties in Northwestern Ohio. The district provides more than 5.4 million gallons of potable water per day and treats 850,000 gallons of wastewater per day to improve the water quality of our lakes and streams. The district started its activities in 1994.