Boards & Committees

General Policy Board

The General Policy Board is the governing board of the agency. The major duties of the GPB include:

Approving the annual budget and work programs, and the annual member assessment. The GPB also resolves any membership questions and approves membership applications from political subdivisions and agencies, recommends and approves amendments to the agency Bylaws, recommends and coordinates local plans, policy statements, and programs for implementation by the agency, and reviews any action of the Finance/Executive Committee.

Finance Executive Committee

The Finance Executive Committee is a subcommittee of the larger General Policy Board and advises and recommends the following to the GPB:

The FEC reviews and recommends to the General Policy Board the annual budget and work programs, adopts personnel rules and regulations, reviews the auditor's annual audit report, provides concurrence in the additions and deletions of staff positions, and reviews and makes recommendations to the General Policy Board as to the engagement of services relating to all contracts.

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Eastgate’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is comprised of engineering and planning officials from the area who assist with the development of technical studies and project implementation programs. The TAC along with Eastgate’s other boards and committees, along with the Executive Director and Eastgate’s staff, work together to find regional solutions for the challenges of our region.

For more information, please contact Lisa Pompeo.

TAC meeting speaker

TAC meeting audience

TAC meeting speakers

TAC Bylaws

Citizens Advisory Board (CAB)

The CAB provides a continuous forum for the public to participate in the regional planning and decision-making process. The CAB meets on the first Thursday of the month (except August) to learn about and discuss community topics including legislation, infrastructure projects, and quality of life in the Mahoning Valley.

CAB meeting

CAB members

CAB members sitting at a table

Board Members

The General Policy Board - Term 2022-2023

J.P. Ducro, IV, Ashtabula County Commissioner

Vice Chair:
Patrick Ginnetti, Mahoning County Engineer & Sanitary Engineer

Mayor Eric Augustein, Village of Beloit
Mayor Ruth Bennett, Village of Orangeville
Mayor Jamael Brown, City of Youngstown
Mauro R. Cantalamessa, Trumbull County Commissioner
David Ditzler, Mahoning County Commissioner
Mayor Richard Duffett, City of Canfield
Mayor Herman C. Frank II, Village of Washingtonville
Mayor William D. Franklin, City of Warren
Niki Frenchko, Trumbull County Commissioner
Frank Fuda, Trumbull County Commissioner
Patrick Ginnetti, P.E.,P.S., Mahoning County
Fred Hanley, Hubbard Township Trustee
Mayor James Harp, Village of Sebring
Dean Harris, Western Reserve Transit Authority
Duane Hennen, Citizens Advisory Board Representative, Trumbull County
Mayor Arno Hill, Village of Lordstown
Mayor James Iudiciani, Sr., Village of Lowellville
Mayor John A. Jurko, Village of Yankee Lake
Mayor Harry Kale, Village of New Middletown
Mayor Kenneth Kline, Village of Newton Falls
Casey Kozlowski, Ashtabula County Commissioner
Mayor Benjamin A. Kyle, City of Hubbard
Paul Makosky, City of Warren
Mayor Shirley McIntosh, Village of West Farmington
Mayor James Melfi, City of Girard
Mayor Steve Mientkiewicz, City of Niles
Mayor Catherine Cercone Miller, City of Struthers
John Moliterno, Western Reserve Port Authority
Gery Noirot, Ohio Department of Transportation, District 4
Mayor Deidre Petrosky, City of Cortland
Mayor Nick Phillips, City of Campbell
Kurt Princic, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Northeast District
Mayor Glen M. Puckett, Village of McDonald
Carol Rimedio-Righetti, Mahoning County Commissioner
Mike Salamone, Trumbull County Transit
Randy Samulka, Citizens Advisory Board Representative
Mayor Tim Sicafuse, Village of Poland
Randy Smith, Trumbull County Engineer
Mayor Dave Spencer, Village of Craig Beach
Zachary Svette, Trumbull County MetroParks
Anthony Traficanti, Mahoning County Commissioner
Kathryn Whittington, Ashtabula County Commissioner
Mark Winchell, Ashtabula County
Joanne Wollet, Poland Township Trustee
Samantha Yannucci, Citizens Advisory Board Representative, Mahoning County
Aaron Young, Mill Creek MetroParks

The Technical Advisory Committee - Term 2022-2023

Gary Shaffer, Trumbull County Engineer's Office

Bob Durbin, Mahoning County Engineer’s Office

Krista Beniston, Mahoning County Planning Commission
Kim Blasco, Trumbull County Sanitary Engineers
Wade Calhoun, City of Canfield
Pat Ginnetti, Mahoning County Engineer
Dean Harris, Western Reserve Transit Authority
Paul Makosky, City of Warren
Frank Migliozzi, Trumbull County Health District
Julie Green, Trumbull County Planning Commission
Gery Noirot, Ohio Department of Transportation, District 4
Kurt Princic, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Northeast District
Charles Shasho, City of Youngstown
Randy Smith, Trumbull County Engineer
Mike Salamone, Trumbull County Transit
Zachary Svette, Trumbull County Metroparks
Faith Terreri, Mahoning County Health District
Don Wittman, City of Cortland
Aaron Young, Director, Mill Creek MetroParks

The Citizens Advisory Board - Term 2022-2023

Kevin Kern

Ray DeCarlo

General Policy Board Representatives
Mahoning – Samantha Yannucci
Trumbull – Genevieve Germaniuk

Jim Converse
Patricia Dunbar
Genevieve Germaniuk
Michael Harvey
Gerald Hurayt
Frank Krygowski
Ben Kyle
Peter Miliken
Jerome Parm
Lois 'LK' Williams
Samantha Yannucci