Thursday, November 11, 2010

Congratulations to Nancy Boomhower, new Eastern Area ORTA V.P.

Word has been received that Nancy Boomhower, past president of the Medina County RTA and an active CORE member who has also served as a CORE trustee, has been elected to the office of Eastern Area Vice President of ORTA, succeeding Dave Gynn of Portage County, who is moving up to the position of President-Elect. Congratulations, Nancy! You are the right person for the job.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

STRS Board to meet November 17-18, 2010

From STRS, November 10, 2010
The State Teachers Retirement Board and Committee meetings currently scheduled at the STRS Ohio offices, 275 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, are as follows:
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
...1 p.m. Disability Review Panel (Executive Session)
Thursday, November 18, 2010
...9 a.m. Retirement Board Meeting
The Retirement Board meeting will come to order at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2010, and begin with a report from the Investment Dept., followed by the Executive Director's Report, public participation, a report from the Member Benefits Dept. - Health Care, routine matters, old business, new business or any other matters requiring attention.

David....congratulations upon your retirement....

From John Curry, November 10, 2010
....we stakeholders of STRS (and the Police and Fire Pension System) owe you a debt of gratitude. Thank you for caring about retirees by making sure that the Ohio ethics laws are (and were) applied and enforced!
Ohio ethics director retires after 17 years
Dayton Daily News, November 9, 2010
By Laura A. Bischoff, Columbus Bureau
COLUMBUS — Ohio Ethics Commission Executive Director David E. Freel is retiring at the end of the year, after 17 years in the post and dozens of notches in his ethics belt.
In the last 10 years, Freel and his team have investigated undisclosed golf, meals, travel, lodging or other deals being doled out to or by top officials at the Ohio Turnpike, Ohio Racing Commission, Ohio School Facilities Commission, two state pension systems, the state fair leader, the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, the state racing commission, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the governor, treasurer and attorney general’s offices.
The bipartisan ethics commission investigates and enforces state ethics laws and issues advisory opinions and conducts training for public employees and officials. It has a staff of 21.
Freel, 59, is the commission’s fifth director.
“I have truly enjoyed my work with so many Ethics Commission members and professional staff of high integrity over the years; they represent the finest ethical standard in public service for Ohio and its citizens,” Freel said.
The commission is expected to discuss a process for replacing Freel at its Nov. 17 meeting. The job pays roughly $115,000 a year.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

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