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OTC Combined Board

Have you thought about becoming a part of the Combined Board?



Becoming involved in the board is the easiest way to stay informed of new developments or decisions that involve you as an employee of the Ohio Highway Patrol!  What better way to have your voice and the voice of your constituents heard than to being a part of the decision making!   You will be involved in issues such as making responsible financial decisions on behalf of the OTC organizations, deciding upon organizational sponsorship, benefits to the membership, concerns of your fellow members regarding policies etc and being the last vote upon future arbitrations that the association takes part of.   



A typical meeting includes approving minutes from the previous board meeting, approving the budget for each individual organization, hearing appeals that were turned down by the legal committee, executive officer reporting as well as an update from our legal counsel team.  Committee developments are discussed as well as each district staff representative sharing details of their recent work load that would be beneficial to others.  Each district has an opportunity to bring any concerns or issues to the table during this meeting.  We go over any old business that was tabled and vote on any new business at hand.  It is truly the opportunity to become the eyes and ears of the organization and most importantly the VOICE!    



Members of the Combined Board consist of OSTA members of both Bargaining Units 1 and 15.  The requirements of eligibility to be a member of the board is that you are a dues paying member (Fair Share members are required to become OSTA members) and in good standing.  You must actively participate in all of the board meetings and take an active role in promoting OTC.   Combined Board members are the “go-between” the union and its constituents and are therefore expected to keep well informed of the developments that are relevant to issues that come before the board.  



There are two levels to the Combined Board, Executive and Lodge Levels and elections are held annually.  The Executive Level consists of the Chairman of the Board, President, Vice President Secretary, and Treasurer for all five organizations (OTC, OSTA, TSO, Caring and OSTRA) as well as the Bargaining Unit Chairperson for Units 1 and 15, Legal Committee Chairperson, District Staff Representatives and the OSTA Legal Counsel.   At the Lodge Level each District has a Lodge President, Vice President, OTC Director and TSO Trustee. 



If you’re interested in becoming a part of the Combined Board, share your interest with your District Staff Representative or contact Jeremy Mendenhall, OSTA President at or 800-544-7948.  We look forward to hearing from you!









Chairman – Dennis Gorski, Retired

President– Tpr. Jim Foltz - Defiance

Vice President– Tpr. Jim Hutchinson - Cincinnati

Secretary – CAD Specialist Adam Quinn - Dispatch Operations

Treasurer– HPRD Kari Root - Springfield



President – Sgt. Jeremy Mendenhall - Union Office (Columbus)

Vice President – Tpr. Nikki Snead - Delaware

Secretary – CAD Specialist Adam Quinn - Dispatch Operations

Treasurer – Sgt. Bryan Cook - Wilmington



President – Shane Johnson

Vice President – Vacant

Secretary – Sgt. David Sizemore - Aviation

Treasurer – Sgt. Bryan Cook - Wilmington



President –SPRD Dane Mowen - Piqua

Vice President – Tpr. Sharese Williams - Lebanon

Secretary – Tpr. Jim Hutchinson - Cincinnati

Treasurer – HPRD Kari Root - Springfield



President – Dennis Gorski, Retired

Vice President – Tracy Keller, Retired

Secretary – Dave Stevenson, Retired

Treasurer – Mike Davis, Retired