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The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is changing to a new, more distributed staffing model. Please see the contact information for each individual staff member. Mailing address is now: Ohio Lake Erie Commission, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus Ohio, 43216-1049.

Office Phone Number: 419-357-2775

Balanced Growth Phone Number: 419-357-2775

General Inquiries: lakeeriecommission@lakeerie.ohio.gov

Executive Director
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission office is being administered through Ohio EPA. Deputy Director Karl Gebhardt has oversight of the office. 
Office Staff

  Sandra Kosek-Sills  Sandra.Kosek-Sills@lakeerie.ohio.gov

                                        Environmental Specialist/Balanced Growth Coordinator

Sandra Kosek-Sills is the Balanced Growth Program Coordinator at the Ohio Lake Erie Commission. She has worked on the Ohio Balanced Growth Program since 2005, providing technical assistance to the initial pilot watershed planning projects, writing program documents, coordinating the State Assistance Work Group, and tracking program successes.

Prior to coming to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission, Sandra worked as a planner for the ODNR Office of Coastal Management where she coordinated the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program and was part of the project team for the award-winning Ohio Coastal Atlas. Prior to that worked in the land planning group at Conservation Design Forum, Inc. where she was part of the project team for the TCSP Route 47/Kishwaukee River Land Use and Transportation Plan in McHenry County, IL which received an honors award by the Illinois ASLA.

She holds a PhD and MLA in landscape architecture and an MS and BS in biology from the University of Michigan.