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Structure of the Authority

OAQDA consists of seven members. Five public members are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. No more than three members may belong to the same political party.

Each member’s term of office is eight years. The terms are staggered. The two remaining members serve ex-officio. They are the Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Director of the Ohio Department of Health.

The Authority elects from its appointed members a chairperson and a vice-chairperson. The secretary-treasurer is elected, but need not be a member of the Authority.