About Eastgate

Eastgate Regional Council of Governments is a voluntary association of local governments in Northeast Ohio, Ashtabula County, Mahoning County, Trumbull County, and all cities, villages, and townships in the counties are members. Although our members are unique, they share many common interests. Eastgate brings communities together to create a unified voice in areas such as transportation, water and air quality, land use planning, and local infrastructure projects.

Eastgate is directly responsible for a variety of federal, state, and local planning and project implementation programs. As a Metropolitan Planning Organization, an Area wide Water Quality Management Agency, an Economic Development District, and an Appalachian Regional Commission Local Development District, Eastgate continues to maintain required certifications and planning documents to qualify the region for federal and state funding.

Eastgate Staff

Executive Staff

Jim Kinnick, P.E.

Jim Kinnick, P.E.

Executive Director

Transportation Staff

Ken Sympson

Ken Sympson

Director of Transportation

Ed Davis

Ed Davis

Transportation Asset Manager

Jeffrey Gollner, GISP

Jeffrey Gollner, GISP

GIS Systems Planner

Bethaney Krzys, GISP

Bethaney Krzys, GISP

Safety Program Manager

Mirta Reyes-Chapman

Mirta Reyes-Chapman

Transit Program Manager

Stephen Zubyk

Stephen Zubyk

TIP Manager

Comprehensive Planning Staff

Tim Yova

Tim Yova

Director of Comprehensive Planning

Stephanie Dyer

Stephanie Dyer

Environmental Program Manager

Justin Mondok

Justin Mondok

Transportation Planner

Kathy Zook

Kathy Zook

Appalachian Regional Commission Program Manager

Administration/Capital Planning Staff

Joann Esenwein

Joann Esenwein

Director of Administration/Capital Planning

Jeannine Donatelli

Jeannine Donatelli

Planner

Lisa Pompeo

Lisa Pompeo

Executive Director

Jane Shorokey

Jane Shorokey

Fiscal Officer

Sara Wenger

Sara Wenger

Economic Development Program Manager

Board Members

The General Policy Board - 2016

Chairman:

Mark Hess, City of Niles

1st Vice-Chairman:

Commissioner Casey Kozlowski, Ashtabaula County

2nd Vice-Chairman:

Patrick Ginnetti, Mahoning County

  • Mayor Eric Augustein, Village of Beloit
  • Jerome R. Brockway, Ph.D, Ashtabula County
  • Mauro R. Cantalamessa, Commissioner, Trumbull County
  • Peggy Carlo, Commissioner, Ashtabula County
  • Daniel R. Claypool, Commissioner, Ashtabula County
  • Mayor John Darko, City of Hubbard
  • David Ditzler, Mahoning County Commissioner
  • Robert Faulkner, Trumbull County Transit Board
  • James Ferraro, Director, Western Reserve Transit Authority
  • Mayor Douglas Franklin, City of Warren
  • Frank Fuda, Trumbull County Commissioner
  • Fred Hanley, Hubbard Township Trustee
  • Mayor Arno Hill, Village of Lordstown
  • Mayor Glenn Holmes, Village of McDonald
  • Don Iannone, Growth Partnership of Ashtabula County
  • Mayor James Iudiciani, Village of Lowellville
  • Mayor William Jones, Village of Washingtonville
  • Mayor Harry Kale, Village of New Middletown
  • Mayor Bernie Kosar, Sr., City of Canfield
  • Paul Makosky, City of Warren
  • Mayor Shirley McIntosh, Village of West Farmington
  • Mayor John McNally, City of Youngstown
  • Mayor James Melfi, City of Girard
  • Trish Nuskievicz, Director, Trumbull County Planning Commission
  • Mayor Nick Phillips, City of Campbell
  • Mayor J. Michael Pinkerton, Village of Sebring
  • Jim Pirko, CAB Representative
  • Daniel Polivka, Trumbull County Commissioner
  • Kurt Princic, OEPA NE District Chief
  • Carol Rimedio-Righetti, Mahoning County Commissioner
  • Randy Samulka, CAB Representative
  • Mayor Tom Scarnecchia, City of Niles
  • Mayor Tim Sicafuse, Village of Poland
  • Randy Smith, Trumbull County Engineer
  • Mayor Dave Spencer, Village of Craig Beach
  • Mayor Terry Stocker, City of Struthers
  • Anthony Traficanti, Mahoning County Commissioner
  • Anthony Urankar, District Deputy Director, ODOT District 4
  • Mayor Lyle A. Waddell, City of Newton Falls
  • Mark Winchell, Ashtabula County
  • Joanne Wollet, Poland Township Trustee
  • Mayor James Woofter, City of Cortland

The Technical Advisory Committee - 2016

Chairman:

Gary Shaffer, Trumbull County Engineer's Office

Vice-Chairman:

Kristen Olmi, Mahoning County Sanitary Engineer's Office

  • Kedar Bhide, City of Youngstown
  • Kim Blasco, Trumbull County Sanitary Engineers
  • Peggy Carlo, Ashtabula County Commissioner
  • Tara Cioffi, Mahoning-Trumbull Air Pollution Control Agency
  • Bill D'Avignon, Youngstown City Planning
  • Robert Faulkner, Trumbull County Transit Board
  • Pat Ginnetti, Mahoning County Engineer
  • Mark Hess, Trumbull County Transit Administrator
  • Paul Makosky, City of Warren
  • Frank Migliozzi, Trumbull County Health Department
  • Randy Partika, Mahoning County Engineers
  • Judy Rodriguez, Western Reserve Transit Authority
  • Michael O'Shaughnessy, Mahoning County Planning Commission
  • Kurt Princic, OEPA
  • Steve Rebillot, ODOT District 4
  • Charles Shasho, City of Youngstown
  • Randy Smith, Trumbull County Engineer
  • Zachary Svette, Trumbull County Metroparks
  • Aaron Young, Director, Mill Creek Metropolitan Park District
  • Terry Thomas, Community Bus Services, Inc. (non-voting member)

The Citizens Advisory Board - 2016

Chairman:

James J. Pirko

Vice-Chairman:

Randy Samulka

  • Jim Bolchalk
  • Nancy Brundage
  • Jim Converse
  • Lark Dickstein-Renerth
  • Robert Faulkner
  • Genevieve Germaniuk
  • Fred G. Hanley, Jr.
  • Janet Hazlette
  • Gerald Hurayt
  • Kevin Kern
  • Charlotte Meloni
  • Jerome Parm
  • Thomas Smalls
  • Terry Thomas
  • Janet Weisberg