The Portage Park District welcomes the New Year with new commissioner appointments.
Elected President for 2016 is Elizabeth Tomasko Garner, 1st Vice President is Deborah Petrone, and 2nd Vice President is Charles Engelhart.
Elizabeth Tomasko Garner has served on the Board of Commissioners since 2007, she loves to travel and explore the outdoors. Commissioner Tomasko Garner also operates as an attorney in Portage County, specializing in estate planning & probate law.
Deborah Petrone has served on the Board of Commissioners since November of 2014. Commissioner Petrone resides in Ravenna and is a CPA, Master of Taxation and Principal with Schlabig Certified Public Accountants.
Charles Engelhart has served on the Board of Commissioners since August of 2015. Commissioner Engelhart is a lifelong resident of Portage County and is Director of Parks at Cleveland MetroParks.
Allan Orashan has served on the Board of Commissioners since 1996, and is a realtor for Century 21 Real Estate in Kent. Scott McKinney has served on the Board of Commissioners since 2014, with a prior position on the Portage Park District Foundation Board, he is currently employed with the Kent State University Foundation.
The Portage Park District is an independent government agency whose mission is to conserve Portage County’s natural heritage and provide opportunities for its appreciation and enjoyment. Commissioners serve without pay and are the governing body of the agency, responsible for hiring the Executive Director, approving budgets and contracts and setting policies and regulations. The District manages over 1,500 acres and 14 miles of hike and bike trails across the county. To learn more, click here or call the office at 330-297-7728.
Pictured from Left: Portage Park District Commissioners Allan Orashan, 1st Vice President Deborah Petrone, President Elizabeth Tomasko Garner, 2nd Vice President Charles Engelhart, and Scott McKinney