All Ohio Department of Transportation activities within the eight-county region of District 1 fall under the guidance of the district deputy director. The deputy director assists in strategic planning, short- and long-term goal-setting, performance measurement and policy development and deployment on both statewide and districtwide levels. The deputy director also represents and communicates the activities, views and policies of the department with representatives of local, state and federal agencies, elected officials, consultants, contractors, vendors, the news media and the general public.
District 1 serves the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot in northwest Ohio.
The following areas of responsibility fall under the deputy director:
The labor relations office is responsible for assuring that proper processes and procedures are in place throughout the district to allow supervisory personnel to manage human resources to the extent possible or necessary within guidelines of the contract between the state of Ohio and the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association (OCSEA) and AFSCME Local 11.
The public information office is responsible for the department's external communications with members of the news media and general public in a timely manner regarding stories or issues of interest. The office also facilitates the district's public records requests and community outreach efforts.