Project Advisors

A Chippewa Subdistrict Project Advisory Committee (PAC) has been established by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) Board of Directors to provide an organized public support system for responsive and effective maintenance of all flood-control structures and watershed conservation efforts within the Chippewa Subdistrict. The mission of the PAC shall be to:
  • Act as a sounding board and advisory committee to the MWCD Chief Engineer and Subdistrict Project Coordinator in identifying and prioritizing projects and long-range maintenance plans.

  • Provide forums for soliciting ideas and receiving feedback from the public, project landowners, adjacent landowners, area businesses and others interested in the operation and development of the Subdistrict.

  • Act as an advocate both within and outside the Subdistrict and its mission.

Chippewa Subdistrict Project Advisory Committee
The PAC members in alphabetical order, are:

  • Tom James, Medina County Park Director
  • George Heater, Rittman City Service Director
  • John Knapp, NRCS District Conservationist
  • David Kopchak, Chippewa Project Coordinator
  • Boris Slogar, P.E., Chief Engineer, MWCD
  • Don Steiner, land owner and contractor
  • Rodney Tornes, P.E., ODNR Dam Safety
  • Robert Workman, dam property owner









Photo shows work on structure 3L.