EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Phone Number: (440) 969-4676

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Debbie Newcomb – Chair

Joe Varckette – 1st Vice Chair

Vacant – 2nd Vice Chair

John Mead – Treasurer

Mary Griswold – Secretary

Millie Evans – Member

Christopher Savarese – Member

George Distel – Member

Cris Newcomb – Member

Richard Dana – Member

Duane Feher – Member

Tom Robertson – Member

Dave Hartz – Member

Dan Claypool – Member

Dennis Decamillo – Member

Maria Dlwgosh – Member

Tammy Ledford – Member

Judy Campbell – Member

Jim Timonere – Member

Justin Thompson – Member

Debbie Newcomb – Chair

PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Ashtabula County Board of Elections – Deputy Director 2019 – 2020
  • Conneaut City Council 2012 – 2019
  • State Representative 2008 – 2010
  • Ashtabula County Commissioner 1999 – 2008
  • Appointed in 1999 and elected to two consecutive four-year terms
  • President of the Board of Commissioners 2000 – 2003 – 2006
  • Conneaut City Council 1990-1999
  • Elected to five consecutive two-year terms
  • Conneaut City Council President 1996-1999

As State Representative served on:

  • Chairman – Aging and Disabilities Committee
  • Public Utilities
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Health

As County Commissioner served on Ashtabula County Planning Commission; 911 Advisory Board; Children Services Board Representative; Family and Children First Council; Homeland Security Advisory Board (DPAC); Senior Services Levy Advisory Board; Save Our Homes Task Force; Vice Chairman CCAO Health & Human Services Committee; CEBCO Board Member – CCAO Health Insurance; Executive Board of Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County 2003-2007 and served as Chief Elected Official (CEO) for GAPP, Inc. (Geauga/Ashtabula/Portage Partnership-Workforce Investment Board), Opening of the Geneva Lodge & Conference Center 2004 to present

EDUCATION

Graduate of Kent State University/Ashtabula – AA in Applied Business/Office Management Technology
30 years of business, accounting, and office management experience (public & private)
Former Owner/Manager Newcomb’s Sports & Embroidery – Conneaut, Ohio (1993-2003)
Graduate of Conneaut High School

AFFILIATIONS

  • 1995 Leadership Ashtabula County graduate
  • United Way Board 1999-2002
  • Ashtabula County Farm Bureau and Farmers Union
  • Ashtabula County Mentorship Program
  • University Health Systems – Women’s Health Advisory Team (Conneaut Medical Center)
  • Conneaut Chamber of Commerce 1997-2005 and Board President 2004
  • Member of Conneaut Community Center
  • Member of the Conneaut Human Resource Center
  • Member of Friends of the Conneaut Library
  • Member of Conneaut Optimist Club
  • Gear Up Advisory Team– Conneaut Area City Schools
  • Conneaut Rotary Club 1993-2000
  • Early Childhood and Human Services Advisory Board – KSU Ashtabula
  • Member of Corpus Christi

FAMILY

These days, Newcomb is happily retired and enjoying time with her son, Christopher Newcomb, who’s an attorney, Newcomb Law Firm in Conneaut OH, and his wife, Katie, two granddaughters, Amelia and Julia, and son, Zachary Newcomb, who owns Salty’s Butcher Shop in Conneaut.