The Team

The TWI has served as a model in effective public-private partnership through the efforts of its diverse group of local entities and businesses. Because of the close collaboration between government, planners, engineers and the contractors bidding on the work, the Toledo Waterways Initiative is on schedule and on budget.

TWI Program Management

julieCousinoJulie Cousino, P.E.
City of Toledo Dept. of Public Utilities
Program Administrator for TWI
E-mail Julie

bobHarbronRobert Harbron, P.E.
Senior Project Manager, Black & Veatch
Program Manager, TWI
Phone: 419-720-0900

Sub consultants


Note: No logos pictured for: Garcia Surveyors and SSOE

Community Program Advisory Committee (CPAC)

The City’s Community Program Advisory Committee is composed of community leaders, key stakeholders and citizens at-large. The committee serves on behalf of Toledo’s citizens and water/sewer customers to provide input and feedback to the City and the program manager on issues relating to the TWI.

The committee meets quarterly and its members are appointed by Toledo’s mayor.

CPAC-ORSF-Tour-7-18-16-e1486665104594Members include:

  • Samih Al-Jamal
  • Gary Anderson
  • Christopher Bahnsen
  • Mike Cassidy
  • Janina Douglas
  • Shirley Ellis
  • Kurt Erichsen
  • Mike Ferner
  • Theresa Gabriel
  • Ryan Gierhart
  • Christopher Harrison
  • Deborah Hauser
  • Curtis Hong
  • Mike Kaminski
  • Mary Mariani
  • Dr. Brian Randolph
  • Tom Roth
  • Katie Rousseau
  • Mary Schmidbauer
  • Sr. Barbara Stallman
  • Lindsay Webb
  • Elizabeth Wick

Neighborhood Advisory Committees and Business Advisory Committees

The Toledo Waterways Initiative appoints smaller advisory groups – Neighborhood Advisory Committees and Business Advisory Committees – for specific projects that have the potential to impact neighborhoods and businesses. The NACs and BACS are formed to provide input and feedback to TWI management during the planning and construction phases of a project. In addition, members of the TWI leadership team meet with Toledo Block Watch groups to provide periodic construction updates.

  • Active Neighborhood Advisory Committees
    • Ottawa River South NAC
    • Swan Creek North NAC
  • Active Business Advisory Committees
    • Downtown BAC
    • Downtown Drop Shaft BAC
    • International Park BAC


Program Progress

84% Complete
Started in 2002
Completed in 2020

The Toledo Waterways Initiative (TWI) program encompasses more than 45 separate projects over the course of 18 years, at a total estimated cost of $527 million. This bar shows how close this program is to completion.