The Ohio Geology Advisory Council
The Ohio Geology Advisory Council is comprised of seven individuals who have expertise in diverse areas of geology and mineral resources and who provide guidance to the Division Chief in matters of legislation, programs, and policies that promote the wise use and protection of the state's mineral resources; proper assessment of geologic hazards; and fundamental mapping and research that will benefit the health, safety, and welfare of Ohio's citizens.
Each member of the Council serves a three-year term and is appointed by the Governor. Not more than four members of the Council may be from the same political party. Members must have a demonstrated interest in and represent one of the following areas: oil and gas, industrial minerals, coal, hydrogeology, environmental geology, and higher education. One additional member of the Council serves in an at-large capacity, representing citizens in general.
The Ohio Geology Advisory Council was created in 1990 by Ohio House Bill No. 550. The Council meets quarterly; members receive no compensation for their services other than reimbursement for their expenses. Members may be called upon at any time to provide direction and support for Division programs and policies. The Council provides unified guidance for the Division to enable it to best serve the needs of all Ohioans in geologic, environmental, and mineral-resource matters. The chairperson of the Ohio Geology Advisory Council also serves as a member of the ODNR Recreation and Resources Commission.
The Council also functions as the Geologic Mapping Advisory Committee, reviewing the Division's proposals under the STATEMAP component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, which is managed by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Minutes and agendas of council meetings are available by contacting the Division of Geological Survey at (614) 265-6576 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Joseph D. Ortiz
Department of Geology
Kent State University, Kent
Representing Higher Education
Mr. Monte W. Yates
Regional Mining Engineer
Barrett Paving Materials, Inc., Dayton
Representing Industrial Minerals
Ms. Tina Niven
Representing At-Large Citizens
Mr. Mark Rowland
Burgess & Niple, Ltd., Columbus
Representing Environmental Geology
Mr. Peter Mackenzie
MacKenzie Land & Exploration Ltd., Worthington
Representing Oil and Gas
Dr. Dina L. Lopez
Professor of Geology
Department of Geological Sciences
Ohio University, Athens
|Mr. Gregory Kimble
Kimble Clay & Limestone Co., Dover
Mr. James R. Morris
USGS Ohio Water Science Center, Columbus
Non-Voting Agency Representatives
Last update on April 24, 2011