Invested in Vermilion

Judge Dolyk and Councilman Forthofer.

Vermilion Councilman, Ward III.
Chairman: Streets, Building & Grounds Committee.

  • Successfully spearheaded the search for additional resources to repair the worst of Vermilion’s streets left unfunded by the Streets Levy Fund.

President, Historic Design & Review Board

  • Worked to preserve the historic character of buildings in Vermilion’s Harbortown District.
  • Developed report proving the national relationship between regulated historic districts and increased property values.

Vermilion Parks & Recreation Board.

  • Authored comprehensive policies for Vermilion’s parks.
  • With Parks Supervisor Dana Corogin, managed development of Friendship Park on the site of old ambulance garage. Friendship Park won Heritage Ohio’s Urban Project of the Year Award in 2014.
  • Publicity Chairman promoting Vermilion parks activities and features to local media.

Main Street Vermilion, Marketing Committee.

  • Worked to develop new business for downtown merchants, studied visitor patterns to Vermilion, placed web and print promotions for Vermilion activities.

Museum Acquisition Committee.

  • Helped raise private funds to acquire the Inland Seas Museum property for the city of Vermilion.
  • $1.65 million raised. No tax dollars.
  • This beautiful lakefront land is secured for use by the residents of Vermilion for future generations.

Roads Levy Committee

  • Helped generate support for passage of dedicated road repair levy in 2013 to address Vermilion’s deteriorated city roads.

Museum Restoration Committee.

  • Currently reviewing architects and plans for restoration of the Vermilion’s Inland Seas Museum property.