Trish McCartney has been sworn in to the Board of Park Commissioners overseeing the Park District of Ottawa County. The Board approves policy, financial and strategic planning decisions, working directly with Executive Director Jannah Wilson of the Park District of Ottawa County.
McCartney is currently serving an unexpired term through Dec. 31.
A resident of Port Clinton for 25 years and owner of a local State Farm Insurance Agency, McCartney replaces retiring Park Commissioner Gary Kohli of Oak Harbor, who had served on the board since 2018. The Board of Park Commissioners is comprised of: Mike Shadoan of Oak Harbor; Judy Indorf of Danbury Township; Jack Madison of Catawba Island Township; and Betsy Slotnick of Genoa.
Park Commissioners meet bimonthly at designated locations throughout the county. For a public meeting schedule, visit ottawacountyparksoh.org.
“I have a passion for nature and believe recreation is critical for mental health,” McCartney said. “The movements to walkable cities and connected greenspaces are exciting, and our communities are perfectly poised to be able to take advantage of these concepts. Parks enhance quality of life for all.”
Wilson is looking forward to the experience McCartney brings with her to the seat, and believes her ties to the local Port Clinton community will extend well into her service.
“Trish brings a fresh perspective to our Park District Board and we look forward to the valuable contributions she will bring as we continue to further our mission together,” Wilson said.
McCartney is a graduate of Heidelberg University in Tiffin, where she studied German and International Studies. She started her career with State Farm Insurance in 1987 and has been a local agent and owner since 1998. She is active in several volunteer capacities, including the Bittersweet Autism Foundation, the Pathway Inclusion Center and initiatives at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton.