Julie Cousino (1964-2020)

Julie Cousino, Program Administrator for Toledo Waterways Initiative, passed away on Sunday, May 24, following a heroic battle with metastatic breast cancer.

Julie worked for 30 years with the City of Toledo and her career included both design and construction management of water, storm and sanitary sewers and roadway projects. In 2010, she joined the Toledo Waterways Initiative team and was named Program Administrator in 2014. Julie’s passion and dedication to the TWI program was apparent to anyone who met her. The completion of the program this coming fall will be bittersweet, as we celebrate this 20-year achievement without Julie, and wish she could be there with us.

On June 2, 2020, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, honored Julie’s life and work with an “in memoriam,” that noted her duty with the Toledo Waterways Initiative. “The City of Toledo is devastated by the loss of a wonderful person who served her community with excellence and distinction.”

To read more about Julie’s life, visit https://www.toledoblade.com/news/deaths/2020/06/05/toledo-blade-obituaries-julie-cousino-civil-engineer/stories/20200604160

Moving forward, David Selhorst will be the contact for the program. If you have any questions, please
direct them to him via email at David.Selhorst@toledo.oh.gov or by phone at 419-727-2615.

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Program Progress

100% 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 cost of $529.65 million. This bar shows the construction phase of the program is completed.