Women in public service is panel discussion topic

PERRYSBURG — Way Library, in cooperation with the League of Women Voters of the Perrysburg Area (LWVPA),
will host a panel discussion Tuesday at 7 p.m. on women engaged in public service.
Dr. Shannon Orr will open the discussion with an introduction on the topic and will also participate in
the panel discussion. Orr is from Canada and has been teaching at Bowling Green State University for 11
years in the Department of Political Science.
The panel also includes Sara Weisenburger, who was appointed to Perrysburg City Council in June of 2013
where she was the chair of the Personnel Committee and also sat on the Finance Committee and the
Economic Development Committee. She was defeated in the November election but she still maintains an
active participation in council and committee meetings. Weisenburger, a 2004 graduate of the University
of Toledo, worked as an independent auditor for a regional accounting firm and later became an internal
auditor at the University of Toledo.
Also speaking will be Doris I. Herringshaw, who was appointed Wood County Commissioner on Jan. 10, 2013
to fill the unexpired term of Tim Brown. She is vice president of the Board of Commissioners and is
serving on a variety of committees representing the board. Community-wide organizational involvement
includes Chamber of Commerce, Community Foundation Board, Project Homeless Connect, and the BGSU Falcon
Health Center Management Board. Prior to becoming commissioner, she completed a long career with Ohio
State University Extension in Wood County and was area leader working with county commissioners and
Extension Educators in a 10-county area. Herringshaw has an undergraduate degree from Kent State
University and master’s and doctorate degrees from Bowling Green State University.
Jill Engle, Wood County Treasurer, will round out the panel. Engle has served as the Wood County
Treasurer since 2000 and was Chief Deputy Treasurer for 16 years. She also served as an account clerk
for the county commissioners for seven years. She served on the Elmwood Board of Education for one term.
She is also past president of the Northwest Ohio Treasurers Association and County Treasurers
Association of Ohio. Engle is responsible for the collection of real estate, delinquent personal
property and mobile home taxes. The average portfolio of Wood County is around $95 million for which she
monitors and invests on a daily basis.