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About the Lucas County Department of Planning and Development

The Lucas County Department of Planning and Development was created by the Board of Lucas County Commissioners in the summer of 2014 when the staff of the Lucas County Economic Development Corporation was integrated into the Workforce Development Agency.  The combined organization brought together two groups Department of Planning and Developmentwith a similar goal of helping build a stronger business community and to create jobs. Under a unified banner, the Department of Planning and Development provides a dynamic solution to the challenges faced by employers and workers alike.

Through WorkReady Lucas County, the Department also promotes the need for a skilled workforce and encourages businesses to support the WorkReady initiative.  With an improving economy, opportunities for workers abound yet many still struggle to find quality employment because they lack essential skills.  By working with employers to help them understand the positive impact of WorkReady Lucas County and to recognize the value of the National Career Readiness Certificate, the Department of Planning and Development can encourage job seekers to certify their skills and make themselves WorkReady.

Who We Are 

Board of Lucas County Commissioners

Tina Skeldon Wozniak President Benjamin Pushka, Executive Assistant
Pete Gerken Commissioner Michael Hart, Executive Assistant
Gary L. Byers Commissioner Caryn Maloney, Executive Assistant


 Department of Planning and Development

Name Title Office Phone
Tonia Saunders Director 419-213-3419
Michelle Hopings Executive Assistant 419-213-3301
Michael Veh Deputy Director 419-213-3404
Angela Miller Performance Monitor 419-213-3406
David Glaza Fiscal Analyst 419-213-3402
Doug Born Real Estate Development Manager 419-213-4604
Carrie Arnold Workforce Services Manager 419-213-3116
Theodore Foreman Business Solutions Manager 419-213-4537