We hope you can join the Sierra Club for our annual Chapter Retreat. As one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the state, this is the time each year where we celebrate our victories, renew our spirits, and make our plans the year ahead. All are welcome, and meals will be provided for members who register.
In June 2014, Governor Kasich signed into law a bill that guts Ohio’s clean energy and efficiency standards. Passing this new law was not enough for Ohio’s utilities, though.
Now, Ohio’s largest electric utilities, AEP, Duke, and FirstEnergy are seeking to keep a number of Ohio’s oldest and dirtiest power plants open for years to come.
And they want you and me to pay for it.
The Executive Committee (Ex Com) is the overall governing body of the Ohio Chapter. It makes the broad policy decisions and sets the overall goals that guide the Chapter’s work. There are 15 members, including at-large members and group representatives. All Ohio Chapter Sierra Club members can vote in the annual elections for the at-large members.
Chapter Executive Committee
Chair – Bob Shields
Treasurer – Enid Nagel
2015: Eric Britton, David Roseman, Philip Crume
2016: Bob Shields, Pat Marida, Vicky Mattson, Dave Simons, Melanie Braithwaite
Appalachia: Loraine McCosker
Central Ohio: Amber Bellamy
Miami: Chris Curran, Andy Betts
Western Lake Erie: Tony Szilagye
Salt Springs: George Peya
Portage Trail: Colleen Orsburn
Northeast Ohio: Jane Halbadel
Council of Chapter Leaders:
Delegate – Eric Britton; Alternate – Enid Nagel
Chapter Political Chair
Chapter Conservation Committee
Chair – David Roseman
Agriculture – Tony Szilagye
Energy – Dave Simons
Forests – Loraine McCosker & Bob Kyle
Fracking – OPEN
Nuclear – Pat Marida
Transportation – Chris Curran
Water – OPEN
Matt Trokan – Conservation Director
Amanda Keith – Conservation Manager – Water
Brian Kunkemoeller – Conservation Manager – Energy
Samantha Allen - Conservation Coordinator – Energy
Elissa Yoder - Conservation Coordinator – Water
Jessica Ferrato - Conservation Coordinator – Water
Ann Keefe - Conservation Coordinator – Water
Appalachia – Loraine McCosker
Central Ohio – Sarah Cercone
Miami – Sam McKinley
Northeast Ohio – Steve McPhee
Portage Trail – Dan Nelson
Salt Springs – George Peya
Western Lake Erie – Kris Moazed
2014 Meeting Schedule:
May 18th, July 20th, September 21st, November 16th.
Meetings are held at the Ohio Chapter office, 131 N. High St., Columbus, OH.