Photographer Appointed To Ohio Coastal Resources Advisory Council

Local photographer Tom Szabo was recently appointed to the state’s Coastal Resources Advisory Council.  Mr. Szabo was one of four new appointees on the 19 member board.

Advisory council members are appointed by the Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to provide advice and guidance on Lake Erie coastal management issues. The mission of the council is to advise the Director of ODNR on the Ohio Coastal Management Program and to promote, protect, enhance and encourage the wise use of Lake Erie’s resources and watershed.

“As a photographer and scuba diving instructor, Lake Erie represents a valuable resource” Szabo said.  “If my experience (as a photographer and diver) is of value to the council, I’m honored to be a member” he said.

The council meets quarterly at locations along the lake, offering an opportunity for the public to see and hear about important lake-related topics, as well as offer their ideas and concerns relative to lake issues. 

Tom is a lifelong resident of Lake County, living in Mentor and Concord Township.  Mr. Szabo said, “I remember spending summer days at Mentor Beach Park and Mentor Headlands as a kid.  We have such a valuable resource in Lake Erie and we need to work to insure its future and quality”.

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