Board of trustees elected for 2016-17

Staff report

PIQUA — The Council on Rural Services has announced the newly-elected board of trustees for the 2016-17 term. The board of trustees election was held during the regular July meeting at the CORS Administration Building in Piqua, Ohio. The new officers of the Board of Trustees are Chairperson Randy Fisher, Vice Chairperson Dustin Davis, and Secretary William Lutz. Doug Eakin will remain as past chairperson.

CORS works in a nine county area of west central Ohio (Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Preble, Shelby, Van Wert) to bring early childhood education and youth programing to families and children in the communities.

Fisher joined the CORS Board in 2009 and is currently the executive director of the United Way in Auglaize County and councilor-at-large for the city of Wapakoneta. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Wapakoneta and enjoys involvement with the Wapakoneta Young Farmers and FFA Alumni.

Davis is currently a partner at the law firm of Buecker & Davis Co. LPA. He is an active member of the Piqua Rotary Club and the Miami County Bar Association.

Lutz joined the CORS Board in 2014 and is the executive director of The New Path Inc., a nonprofit that serves individuals in Miami County and portions of Montgomery County.

“As a non-profit, we rely on our Board of Trustees to guide our organization with strong leadership as we work to make a difference in our community and client’s lives. We are looking forward to a new year with this board of dedicated and enthusiastic advocates that share the agencies vision, mission and goals,” said Dan Schwanitz, CEO.

Council on Rural Services provides education and support services through Kids Learning Place, Head Start, Early Head Start, Gateway Youth Programs, Achievement Center for Educational Success (ACES) and Community Connectors in their service area. For more information check the web site at

Staff report