The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation held their Annual Trustee Meeting on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Winous Point Shooting Club. OCIC Trustee and Associate members, Ottawa County Commissioners and local community leaders were in attendance.
The evening started off with the history of the club and a tour of the grounds. Winous Point was founded in 1856 (pre Civil War era). The club has been at the forefront of waterfowl and wetlands conservation. Winous Point’s history of innovation provides a compelling example of the private contribution to wetland conservation. In Ohio, Winous Point helped pioneer establishment of wetland protection, restoration, and management strategies, academic research in wetlands, and migratory bird regulations. Most recently, the non-profit Winous Point Marsh Conservancy was established in 1999 to meet the mounting challenges to wetland conservation in southwest Lake Erie. For more information about Winous Point, visit winous.org.
Jamie Beier Grant, OCIC Director, gave an update on all the activities that took place during the 2017 year. This included business retention and expansion highlights, new business attraction campaign summary, workforce development and OhioMeansJobs highlights. Other organizational updates included the Ottawa County Business Advisory Council, the Ottawa County Safety Council, and OCIC’s social media presence. For more information about ongoing OCIC activities or other initiatives, please call our office at 419-898-6242.