NOACA Standing Committees
- Provide advice and policy recommendations to the Board of Directors
- Provide a forum for in-depth discussion and analysis of relevant issues for consideration
by the Board of Directors
The Board president appoints chairs for the standing committees. Meeting dates, time and locations are posted on NOACA’s meeting calendar.
Chair: Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive
The Executive Committee serves as a policy liaison to the Board of Directors and provides advice to the Executive Director.
Planning & Programming Committee
Chair: Richard Heidecker, Columbia Township Trustee
Vice Chair: Glenn Coyne, FAICP, Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission
The Planning and Programming Committee provides policy recommendations with regard to the transportation, air quality and water quality powers of the agency. The committee evaluates recommendations from its three subcommittees and brings these recommendations to the Board of Directors for discussion and approval.
Chair: Michael P. Summers, Mayor, City of Lakewood
Vice Chair: Timothy C. Lennon, Geauga County Commissioner
The Policy Committee provides technical advice and recommendations in the area of comprehensive policy and long-range planning matters to the Board of Directors.
Chair: Adam Friedrick, Medina County Commissioner
Vice Chair: Daniel P. Troy, Lake County Commissioner
The Goverance Committee nominates officers of the Board of Directors for the next year, creates and implements an orientation program for new members, monitors the procedure by which the Board of Directors identify and report known and potential conflicts of interest, and recommends proposed revisions to the Code of Regulations, as necessary.
Finance and Audit Committee
Chair: Michael Dever, Director of Public Works, Cuyahoga County
Vice Chair: Chase M. Ritenauer, Mayor, City of Lorain
The Finance and Audit Committee
selects outside auditors, reviews and evaluates the Agency's accounting and financial controls with the Board President and Executive Director, provides general financial oversight for the agency, and reports annually to the Board of Directors on the results of the audit.
External Affairs Committee
Robert A. Stefanik, Mayor, City of North Royalton
Matt Lundy, Lorain County Commissioner
The External Affairs Committee assists the Agency with its relationships with various government agencies and subdivisions, the media and the general public.