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Advisory Council

General Information

Advisory Council Members are highly valued volunteers who represent the views of older adults in their specific communities and advise the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging in its programming. The council is comprised of 32 individuals from eight central Ohio counties (Delaware, Fayette, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union.)

Advisory Council meetings are open to the public. Click here for the 2016 Meeting Schedule.

Advisory Council Responsibilities
The COAAA Council functions as a forum for the views of elderly consumers and fosters a partnership of older adults, community agencies, and local governments

The responsibilities of the Advisory Council are to:

  • Advise COAAA on the development and administration of the Area Plan, interests of older adults and community policies, programs and actions which affect older adults.
  • Participate in and conduct periodic public hearings concerning older adults
  • Advise and assist COAAA with leadership and advocacy on behalf of all older adults within the agency's geographic area
  • Act as a liaison between COAAA and local committees on aging, public officials and service providers, in order to disseminate information on the needs of elderly adults and to help coordinate local, state and federal programs
  • Advise and assist in the pooling of untapped resources of public and private agencies in order to strengthen or initiate new services for older adults
  • Advise the Ohio Department of Aging, through COAAA, regarding special projects and statewide programs that affect Planning and Service area six.

To fulfill these responsibilities, members of the Advisory Council need to:

  1. Become familiar with the needs and problems of older adults in their respective counties
  2. Be aware of programs currently serving the elderly in their counties
  3. Regularly attend Advisory Council and other county meetings specific to older adults
  4. Report to community group leaders on business discussed at Advisory Council meetings
    Report to the Advisory Council regarding county concerns
  5. Gather and distribute information as requested
    Become familiar with funding process sources and requirements and identify appropriate services for funding
  6. Understand the funding profile of current services for older adults in their counties

Representatives

*Three members per county may serve a maximum of two, 3-year terms each. The year and number after the names indicate the final year of their first or second term.

Three members per county may serve a maximum of two, 3-year terms each. The year and number after the names indicate the final year of their first or second term.

(2016-2017)  Chair:  Bambi Baughn
(2016-2017)  Vice Chair:  David Bibler

Delaware County
David A. Black 12/18 (1)
John R. McDavid 12/16 (1)
vacancy
Ex-Officio: County Commissioners
Commissioner's Designee: Robert Horrocks
Alternate:

Fairfield County
Anna Tobin 12/16 (1)
Sharon Waldo 12/18 (1)
Robert Kalish 12/16 (2)
Ex-officio: County Commissioners
Commissioner's Designee: Ashley Kemmerer
Alternate:

Fayette County
Cheryl Royster 12/16 (1)
Cheryl Stockwell 12/18 (1)
vacancy
Ex-Officio: County Commissioners
Commissioner's Designee: Bambi Baughn
Alternate: Edward Helt, Jr.

Franklin County
Judythe Dodson 12/18 (1)
Charles W. Gehring 12/16 (2)
Edward Elberfeld 12/18 (1)
Ex-Officio: County Commissioners
Commissioner's Designee: David W. Paul
Alternate:

Licking County
Nasie Gallagher 12/18 (1)
David Bibler 12/18 (2)
Jaime Lawson 12/17 (1)
Ex-Officio: County Commissioners
Commissioner's Designee: Carole Wachtel
Alternate:

Madison County
Jim Witwer 12/18 (2)
Misty Bradley 12/17 (1)
Annie Tomlinson 12/18 (2)
Ex-Officio: County Commissioner David Dhume
Alternate: Wm. 'Mike' Reinhard

Pickaway County
Connie Kelly 12/17 (2)
Mary Pike 12/18 (1)
Richard Fisher 12/17 (1)
Ex-Officio: County Commissioners
Commissioner's Designee: Cynthia Love
Alternate: JoAnne Powell

Union County
Anne Daniel 12/18 (2)
James W. Cesa 12/16 (1)
Holly Novak 12/17 (1)
Ex-Officio: County Commissioners
Commissioner's Designee:
Alternate:

 

 


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