Bell Names Transition Team

Mike Bell today announced the members of his full transition team who will be charged with offering suggestions and strategies for implementing the Mayor-Elect’s platform.
The Team is made up of representative from all parts of the community including business, labor, neighborhood organizations, education, clergy, social services and our regional neighbors. Members include:

Jesus Angel
El Camino

Louis Escobar
Former Pres. Toledo City Council

Marianne Ballas
Ballas Buick/GMC

Hugh Grefe
Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Aaron Baker
University of Toledo

Balsharan “Singh” Grewal

Phil Barbosa

Dr. Marjorie Holt
Lucas County Children Services

Fr. Michael Billian
Toledo Catholic Diocese

Paul Hubbard

Bruce Baumhower
UAW Local 12

Jeannie Hylant
The Hylant Group

Bob Bernius
NW Ohio District Council of Carpenters

Thomas Kovacik

Chrystal Ellis
Former Supt., Toledo Public Schools

Jim Kozlowski
IBEW Local 8

Dr. Yuen-Ting Lee
University of Toledo

Patsy Scott
Former Director of IT, City of Toledo

Bill Lichtenwald
Teamsters Local 20

John Szuch
Fifth Third Bank

Rita Mansour
Thomas McDonald Partners

Gary Thieman
Findley Davies

Steven Mickus
Mercy Health Partners

Paul Toth
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

John Moore
Owens Community College Board of Trustees

Rose Toth
Rose Custom Interiors

Randy Oostra

George Tucker
Toledo Area AFL-CIO

Reverend Dr. Donald Perryman

Timothy Wagener
Mayor of Maumee

Phil Rudolph

The Mayor-Elect plans to hold his first meeting with the transition team early next week.
The main responsibilities of the group will be to offer strategies and suggestions for the
implementation of Mayor-Elect Bell’s Platform as outlined in the Future of Toledo Strategic Plan, developed during his campaign through community input sessions; and to provide guidance on the means for Mayor-Elect bell to achieve the goals stated for his first 90-days in office.

Mr. Bell was elected Mayor with 52.3 percent of the vote total. He ran as an Independent in his first bid for elective office. Toledo’s former fire chief and former State Fire Marshal, he received his education in the Toledo Public Schools and the University of Toledo.


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Paul Hubbard = excellent choice

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

A bit ironic that he names Bruce Baumhower to his transition team. Didn't the UAW endorse Wilkowski?

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

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