RCS IN THE NEWS
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAKES UNEXPECTED ANNOUNCEMENT: STATES MUST ADMINISTER STATEWIDE ASSESSMENTS IN 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
FEBRUARY 24, 2021 | RCS CLIENT ALERT
By: Katie Caprez
Given the havoc that COVID-19 has wreaked on our educational system, should schools be mandated to administer statewide summative assessments during the 2020-2021 school year? READ ON...
RCS ANNOUNCES 2021 OHIO LEGISLATURE SPEAKER SERIES
Roetzel Consulting Solutions’ 2021 Ohio Legislature Speaker Series is a forum intended to educate and inform about important issues regarding the 134th General Assembly. The March 1, 2021 event will feature two of the legislature’s foremost decisionmakers to discuss the path forward for the multi-billion dollar State Budget, Senate Finance Committee Chair Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) and House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron). READ ON...
OHIO UNVEILS NEW DATA WEBSITE AS PART OF A TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE
December 11, 2020 | RCS CLIENT ALERT
By: Sherri Warner
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted rolled out DataOhio, fulfilling Gov. Mike DeWine’s campaign pledge to provide open, secure access to data to the public, media and policy makers. The technology platform, found at data.ohio.gov, will display datasets, facilitate records requests, and deliver secured data. READ ON...
GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE ANNOUNCES HOME RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM
FEBRUARY 10, 2021 | RCS CLIENT ALERT
By: Katie Caprez
On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Governor Mike DeWine announced the Home Relief Grant program. This program includes $100 million to help low-income Ohioans who do not own their own home pay for housing costs, to include rent, mortgage, water, sewer, wastewater, electric, gas, oil and/or trash removal bills. READ ON...
HB 404 ADDRESSES VIRTUAL MEETINGS, VIRTUAL LEARNING, AND EXCESS CARES FUNDING
NOVEMBER 20, 2020 | RCS CLIENT ALERT
By: Katie Caprez & Sherri Warner
In March, the General Assembly made temporary changes to Ohio’s Open Meetings Act, which governs the practices of public bodies. House Bill 197 allowed such bodies (including school boards, city councils and others) to hold and attend meetings, and conduct hearings by means of teleconference, video conference, or any other similar electronic technology. READ ON...
GOP EXPANDS STATEHOUSE DOMINANCE IN 2020 ELECTION
NOVEMBER 4, 2020 | RCS CLIENT ALERT
By: Katie Caprez
Election Day is now behind us. Though voters had been repeatedly cautioned to be patient, Ohioans need not wonder who will control the Ohio Statehouse come January. Republicans saw resounding victories, picking up seats in both the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House. Each of Ohio’s 88 counties began the vote tally by counting absentee ballots. READ ON...
AN EARLY VOTING UPDATE: OHIO’S RECORD VOTER REGISTRATION AND EARLY TURNOUT
OCTOBER 29, 2020 | RCS CLIENT ALERT
By: Katie Caprez
In just five days, elections officials nationwide will open the polls. It is likely that even before Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections open their doors on November 3, half of Ohio’s registered voters will have already cast their ballots. In Ohio, the first Tuesday in November is the exclamation point at the end of weeks and weeks of in-person and absentee voting. This year’s early voting period began on Tuesday, October 6. It will continue through close of business on Monday, November 2. READ ON...
RCS STATEMENT ON MATT BORGES
July 23, 2020
Roetzel Consulting Solutions (“RCS”) was shocked and appalled to learn of the allegations released by the US Attorney involving Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others, including Matt Borges. Mr. Borges was previously associated with RCS, leaving in January of this year, along with Alex Thomas, Melissa Hoeffel and Madison Whalen to form 17 Consulting. After his announced departure, we learned that Mr. Borges incorporated 17 Consulting Group in August, 2019, an act done without the knowledge or approval of RCSs. READ ON...
RCS ASSISTS AS THE RESIDENCES OF GOOD PARK TAKES A MAJOR STEP FORWARD
JULY 24, 2020 | RCS PRESS RELEASE
At its meeting Monday night, Akron City Council approved two ordinances necessary for a new 82-unit residential development in West Akron to move forward. The Residences at Good Park, which will be developed by Alpha Phi Alpha Homes, will be constructed on the City-owned 17.2-acre site of the former Perkins Middle School at the intersection of Mull Avenue and South Hawkins Avenue. READ ON...
KATHERINE M. CAPREZ JOINS LOBBYING TEAM AT ROETZEL CONSULTING SOLUTIONS
JULY 6, 2020 | RCS PRESS RELEASE
Roetzel Consulting Solutions (RCS) is pleased to announce the addition of Katherine M. Caprez as Director of Roetzel Consulting Solutions in Columbus. In her role, Ms. Caprez joins the strong team RCS has working at the Statehouse lobbying on behalf of clients. READ ON...
RCS WELCOMES EXPERIENCED LOBBYISTS TO TEAM
MARCH 3, 2020 | RCS PRESS RELEASE
Roetzel Consulting Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of Todd Book and Sherri Warner to its Columbus office. Mr. Book and Ms. Warner are joining RCS and Roetzel & Andress’ Public Law team and will enhance the firm’s ability to represent its clients in Columbus and throughout the state. READ ON...
S&T BANCORP, INC, APPOINTS LEWIS W. ADKINS JR. TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
JULY 15, 2019 | PRNEWSWSIRE
"Lewis is an accomplished attorney and community leader with experience in public finance, business development, and strategic management," said Christine Toretti, chair of the S&T board of directors. "We are pleased to welcome Lewis to the board and are confident that S&T will benefit from his guidance and expertise." READ ON...
SUMMIT COUNTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO JOIN RCS
JUNE 18, 2019 | SUMMIT COUNTY PRESS RELEASE
Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro announced today that Chief of Staff, Jason Dodson, is leaving his position to join local law firm Roetzel & Andress LPA and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Roetzel Consulting Solutions. READ ON...
RCS DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO OHIO DEMOCRATIC PARTY EXEC COMMITTEE
APRIL 30, 2019 | RCS PRESS RELEASE
Ms. Galen Schuerlein, Director of Roetzel Consulting Solutions (RCS), has been appointed to the Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) Executive Committee. She will dually serve on the ODP Finance Committee. READ ON...
RCS DIRECTOR OPINION PUBLISHED
FEBRUARY 21, 2018 | WATER FINANCE & MANAGEMENT JOURNAL
Julius Ciaccia, longtime public utilities leader in the City of Cleveland, shares his thoughts on the consolidation and privatization of water utilities to help communities resolve urgent infrastructure issues in Water Finance & Management Journal this month. READ ON...
RCS DIRECTOR FEATURED IN CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS SOURCE LUNCH
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | CRAINS CLEVELAND BUSINESS
Convincing voters to increase their taxes or elect a Democrat is now only a small part of Galen Schuerlein's work as she settles into her role leading RCS, an affiliate of Roetzel & Andress. READ ON...
RCS PRESIDENT NAMED TO UNIVERSITY OF AKRON BOARD
FEBRUARY 7, 2017 | CRAINS CLEVELAND BUSINESS
Lewis Adkins Jr., president of Roetzel Consulting Solutions, has been appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to the board of trustees of the University of Akron. The appointment is effective through July 1, 2025. READ ON...