County Risk Sharing Authority (CORSA) has announced Ottawa County Commissioner Mark Stahl of Williston has been selected to serve on the CORSA board of directors. Stahl was recommended by the selection committee and was unanimously appointed last week by the Board of Directors.
“It is an honor to be selected from member county commissioners to be a member of the CORSA governing Board of Directors. I look forward to supporting the mission of the CORSA board and member counties to provide property and liability coverage and risk management services,” said Stahl, first elected commissioner in 2009. “Ottawa County has been a member for many years and I am certainly proud to serve on this outstanding board.”
County Risk-Sharing Association (CORSA), is a property and liability risk sharing pool that has been a critical financial tool for Ohio counties. It was established when traditional liability insurance for counties was either unavailable or unaffordable. It is governed by and for counties to meet the unique needs of many Ohio counties.
“I welcome Commissioner Stahl to the board. Mark’s experience and knowledge will be invaluable to the CORSA Board and membership. I am excited that he agreed to share his expertise with CORSA and appreciate his dedication not only to Ottawa County, but to CORSA as well. Mark will be a great asset as we look to the future to continue to offer superior services that will help counties protect their resources,” said CORSA Managing Director John Brownlee.
Commissioners from CORSA member counties are eligible to serve on the board and are elected by the Board and the membership at the Annual Meeting in September. Board members may serve four consecutive, three-year terms. CORSA, established in 1987 by the County Commissioners Association of Ohio as a service program, is a self-insured property and liability pool for county government. Currently, 66 of the 88 Ohio counties are members.
Stahl is often in the state and national spotlight, joining a select group of leaders in county government from around the country. In Northwest Ohio, Stahl was re-elected chairman in January 2021 of The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments. It is a powerful group which helps to drive economic viability in Northwest Ohio, including Ottawa County.
In November, Stahl was chosen to participate in the 17th annual County Leadership Institute (CLI). The rigorous CLI program developed by the National Association of Counties and Beacon Leadership Collaborative was a five-day program to equip county officials with practical leadership strategies as they explore innovative approaches to address key issues facing their counties and constituents.
About 30 leaders are nationally selected for the CLI program. Stahl was selected by the County Commissioners Association of Ohio.