Included in the picture is State Senator Randy Gardner and Vermilion Mayor Eileen Bulan in Columbus to receive $300,000 on behalf of the Erie County Commissioners for renovations to downtown Vermilion businesses.
To improve the health, safety and welfare of all Erie County citizens, the strength of its economy and the quality of the environment.
Bill Monaghan is a lifelong resident of Erie County. He is married to the former Judy Baxter. They have two children and six grandchildren.
Bill graduated from Sandusky St. Mary’s High School and attended Bowling Green State University. He spent virtually his entire business career in the aluminum business with Vulcan Materials (later Wabash Alloys). He retired in December 2005 from Wabash Alloys as the company’s Senior Purchasing Manager after 40 years in the business. At the time, Bill was managing over a half billion dollars of raw material purchases each year and was recognized as a global expert in the sourcing and pricing of this important commodity.
In November, 2006, Bill was elected to his first term as county commissioner. In November, 2014, Bill was re-elected Erie County Commissioner to his third term by a strong majority of Erie County voters. He has maintained his strong commitment to economic development and superior service from county government to its residents. He remains a strong advocate for Erie County’s unique blend of skilled manufacturing and travel and tourism business.
Bill serves on the following local and state boards, Ohio County Commissioners Association Government and Operations Committee and Water Quality Task Force. The Erie County Economic Development Corporation, Chamber of Commerce, Firelands Symphony Orchestra and other state and local boards and committees.
During his business career, Bill served his industry in the following capacity, President of the Ohio Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), chair of their National Aluminum and Legislative Committees and a National Board Member of the 1,700 member trade association.
Thomas M. Ferrell, Jr. is now serving his sixth term as Erie County Commissioner. Mr. Ferrell was born and raised in Sandusky. He attended Sandusky High School, graduated from Bowling Green State University and taught government, history and economics at Sandusky High School. From 1986 – 1989 Mr. Ferrell served as a Perkins Township Trustee and on November 4, 2008 he was re-elected to his sixth term as Commissioner of Erie County. He is President of the Board of County Commissioners.
Patrick Shenigo was elected to the Erie County, Ohio Board of Commissioners on November 4, 2008. He is a life-long resident of the Erie County Community. Pat is married to Cam (Stacey) Shenigo, and has four children. He has been involved in real estate development and business ventures in Erie, Lorain, Cuyahoga, and Franklin Counties.
Among advocating for reduced spending and efficient government since taking office in 2009, Mr. Shenigo has served on the Transit Technical Advisory Committee and Executive Board, the Erie County Land Bank Executive Board, President of the Erie County Solid Waste District, and President of the Erie County Metropolitan Planning Organization's Policy Committee.
Mr. Shenigo has also been privotal in assisting in the development of the newly created Erie County Port Authority and has provided support to various regional transportation projects including improvements along the US 250 Corridor.
Also, he continues to champion the local NASA Plum Brook Research Station on regional, state, and national platforms; sharing the message that Plum Brook is a world-class testing and research facility that has far reaching impacts on national security and the economy.