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District 7 Planning
Lonnie Cain - Planner, Management Analyst Supervisor



Lonnie Cain - (937) 497-6714

Is the District 7 Planner. The Planner is responsible for the following areas listed below:

  • MPO liaison
  • Consultant Programmatic Selection
  • TRAC
  • District Allocation
  • District Preservation
  • Asset Management
  • Planning Studies
  • Gateway Landscaping
  • Constituent requests and correspondence
  • Estimating
  • Aesthetics
  • Management Analyst Supervisor

 District Environmental Coordinator


Tricia Bishop    (937) 497-6721



 Bridge Engineer


Lee Eilerman P.E. - (937) 497-6775

Is responsible for:

  • Bridge Inspection Program
    • Field Inspection of the bridges in accordance with the NBIS and Department Standards.
    • Reporting of bridge inventory and condition information to the Department (ie. into BMS) in accordance with Department standards and in a timely manner.
    • Installation and maintenance of proper bridge restriction signing for vehicle weight and size, including barricades for closed bridges.
    • Maintenance of bridge inventory and inspections records.
    • Load Rating
  • Program/Planning
    • Prepare scopes and planning proposed bridge work in a six year cycle.
  • Maintenance
    • Work with all 9 Counties and Special Projects on maintenance of bridges within their areas and capabilities.

 Bridge Inspectors



Steve Fry - (937) 497-6764
Geoff Wisse - (937) 497-6495
Jim Heckler - (937) 497-6764
Jon Brandewie - (937) 497-6795



 Pavement Program Engineer


Tom Rossman - (937) 497-6755

  • Evaluating and monitoring the District's pavement system.
  • Establishes the Districts resurfacing program based on system conditions and fiscal constraints.
  • Provides estimates for potential projects.
  • Performs field reviews and project scopes for all programmed resurfacing projects.
  • Assesses pavement and project needs with county managers and district personnel.
  • Constituent requests and correspondence.
  • Provide technical assistance and Project Management for projects with ODNR and Metro Parks.
  • Meets with Cities, Villages, Townships and County Engineer to provide Technical Assistance.

 Traffic Engineer


Craig Eley P.E. - (937) 497-6832

Is responsible for: 

  • Highway Safety Program (HSP).
  • Safe Routes to School Program
  • Reviews safety concerns such as: requests for traffic control devices (traffic signs, traffic signals, pavement markings, etc.).
  • Performs and reviews traffic counts and conducts other various traffic studies.
  • Reviewing signal timing for all district maintained signals.
  • Plans and designs traffic signal upgrades.
  • Maintains traffic signal coordinated systems in district.
  • Reviews speed and no parking studies, traffic signal warrant analysis, and highway capacity analysis.


Mary Hoy P.E.- (937) 497-6838
Justin Yoh P.E. - (937) 497-6897
Gail Gildow - (937) 497-6812



 ELLIS Coordinator


Robin Castle - (937) 497-6888

Is responsible for:

  • Program and Fund Capital Projects in Ellis
  • Assist in Direction of District Capital Funding Program by securing funds utilizing various resources and coordinating administrative tasks
  • Report on Budget Percentages keeping District within 20/30/30/20 desired range
  • Develop, review, monitor & recommend budgets for all Transportation Planning and Engineering Areas
  • Conduct budget & cost analysis to prepare fiscal status reports & establish management operating procedures in order to monitor planning & budgeting work processes & assess cost-effectiveness of programs.
  • Implement funding policy and procedures at the District
  • Analyze and evaluate department policies and procedures regarding District Allocation utilizing Ellis to prepare specialized budget reports
  • Create Project Legislation
  • Submit STIP Requests as well as monitor STIP when project funding changes to be certain the information is accurate
  • Request PE Federal Authorizations
  • Request Railroad Encumbrances

 Scoping Engineer


Ben Wiltheiss P.E. - (937) 497-6784

Is responsible for:

  • Field reviews and scoping of all identified maintenance, rehabilitation, or reconstruction needs.
  • Producing preliminary and final construction cost estimates for all projects.
  • Preliminary engineering including defining geometric design parameters, identify worst-case construction limits, identify and determine Right of Way and environmental impacts.
  • Provide technical assistance in setting the commitment schedule for all projects.
  • Incorporate the Project Development Process (PDP) into all projects.
  • Coordinates projects and meeting deadlines for Environmental section.
  • As District Work Plan Coordinator, oversees development & implementation of Annual Work Plan.

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