Portage County Engineer Michael Marozzi recently was elected chairman of both the Executive and the Integrating Committees of the District 7 Issue 1 state infrastructure committee when the group met recently in Geauga County.
Marozzi said he was honored to be elected to the post by county commissioners, engineers, and other elected officials from four different counties in northeast Ohio. Marozzi has been a member of these two District 7 committees since he was first elected Portage County Engineer in 1988. For the last several terms, he has served as vice chairman of the District 7 committees. Also elected this year as the new vice chairman of both committees was Tim Martin, the Ashtabula County Engineer.
Marozzi said there are 19 districts statewide that annually recommend the award of both grants and loans for infrastructure improvements to communities throughout the State of Ohio. Generally, the District 7 committees recommend approval to the Ohio Public Works Commission for about $8 million to $9 million in funding every year.