This week, I spent almost all of my time working on projects for the state fair. This included creating and cutting coupons, setting up registers, contacting donors for our meat cooler and more. In addition, I also helped train some of our cashiers for the Taste of Ohio Cafe. I really enjoyed seeing the process from a new perspective and learning about what goes into these types of positions or opportunities from a manager’s perspective. Aside from my state fair responsibilities, I also attended a Seneca County Commissioners meeting and drafted some talking points for a water quality meeting. The Seneca County meeting was different than the other two meetings I attended, as this was open to the public and held in a court room. I enjoyed hearing the public’s perspective and taking their questions in addition to speaking with the commissioners.
After taking the week off during the 4th of July, I was back in the office once again. Because OPC has a heavy presence at the Ohio State Fair, my responsibilities shifted a bit to focus almost primarily on preparing for the fair. This included editing menus, contacting potential volunteers, updating last year’s documents and other tasks. Outside of these tasks, I also attended two meetings with county commissioners. These meetings are set up to establish a relationship between OPC and counties in the Western Lake Erie basin. During the meetings, I began the conversation and then turned it over to to a board member to discuss improvements in the industry, environmental concerns, and more.