Board of Directors

Put-in-Bay Township Port Authority Board

RICK ZIEBARTH

Rick Ziebarth

Chairman

Rick owns a home near the airport on Put-in-Bay and is the owner/pilot for the "Baystormer" bi-plane tour rides. Rick is a full-time pilot. He joined the board in 2015.

BOB STAUSMIRE

Robert Stausmire

Vice Chairman

Bob joined the board January 2017. He replaced Karl Schmidlin, who retired December 2016. Bob owns a home on Middle Bass Island that belonged to his family since the 1950s. He has been a ferry boat captain since 1978 and is currently working for Miller Boat Line in the summer. Bob has also done carpentry and project management work for a number of years.

CHRIS LADD

Chris Ladd

Board Member

Chris joined the board July 2017. Chris was born and raised on Put-in-Bay. He owns a home here with his wife and has two children. Chris works for the village of Put-in-Bay. Chris also has a lot of experience on Lake Erie.

MARK FRIEBEL

Mark Friebel

Board Member

Mark joined the Port Authority Board in 2019. He is a private pilot and flies to his summer home on the island frequently. Mark worked at Arcelor Mittal in Shelby, Ohio for 42 years and now is retired. Mark has been a private pilot for 42 years.

LORNA STRAYER

Lorna Strayer

Treasurer

Lorna joined our board in May 2020. She retired from Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Ohio as CEO. Lorna worked at Fisher-Titus for 33 years. She has a home on Put-in-Bay.

The Put-in-Bay Township Port Authority board is appointed by the Put-in-Bay township trustees.

Public Notices

Our annual audit is available at the Auditor of the State of Ohio website. Enter "Put-in-Bay Township Port Authority" and "Ottawa" county as your search parameters. It will display a list of annual audits for you to select. Audits are typically completed by May or June and available online by August for the prior fiscal year.

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Meeting Notes

-Copies of 2013 Meeting Notes Available:

-Copies of 2014 Meeting Notes:

January   No February    No March    April    May    June 9   July   August    September    October    November    December

-Copies of 2015 Meeting Notes:

January 7   No February    March 21       April 11    May 16    June 8   July 13   August 10      September 12    October 10    November 14    December 12

-Copies of 2016 Meeting Notes:

 January 6th     No February     March 19th     April 9   May 16   June 19   July