JOINT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ZONE (JEDZ)
In November of 2013, residents of Spencer Township voted for the implementation of JEDZ. Income tax dollars collected (through the Village of Whitehouse) from the businesses that occupy the Westwinds Industrial park would be distributed to Spencer and The Village of Whitehouse. January of 2014 started the partnership between Spencer Township and The Village of Whitehouse with the first disbursement of funds in April of 2014. The purpose of JEDZ is to facilitate planned, orderly, new or expanded commercial and industrial growth within the Westwinds Industrial Park. Creating, retaining and enhancing employment opportunities for the benefit of Spencer Township and The Village of Whitehouse and their residents. Members of the JEDZ board are appointed by the elected officials of both Spencer Township and The Village of Whitehouse each appointing three members for two year terms. The board’s primary goal is promote economic growth within Westwinds. The JEDZ board has created a reinvestment grant with the goal of attracting new small and medium businesses and retaining current businesses in Westwinds. The Job Creation Mini-Grant is only available to those who have an address located within Westwinds. The details of the grant can be found by clicking here.
Camille Harris — Chairperson
With a Bachelor of Education degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Toledo and over 22 years of hands-on experience as an early childhood educator and small business owner, Camille believes that mentorship is the greatest gift that one can provide their community.
Camille currently serves as the President of Making All Provisions for the People (M.A.P.P.), Vice President of Women Entrepreneurs with a Purpose, the Small Business Development Board at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, Toledo Association of Small Business Association, is a selected Mentor for Step Up to Quality Mentorship Program with Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association and the YWCA
Mike Walters — Vice-Chair
President/CEO of Centaur Associates, Inc.
Michael (Mike) J. Walters is fully integrated in the business of specialized logistics. Since it’s inception in 1995, Mike has accomplished building a premier deposit pick-up courier service for Financial Institutions. Currently, Centaur provides services for over 60 Financial Institutions in 16 states. With his entrepreneur spirit, Mike has expanded his business management to include WS Kitchen and Bath Design along with a construction/property management enterprise. He is currently on the Whitehouse BZA, and has been on the Spencer Township/Whitehouse JEDZ since its inception.
Prior to establishing Centaur, Mike was an entrepreneur in the restaurant business and worked as Sales Manager for local, regional and national companies. When he has free time, Mike enjoys family, friends and some exercise to clear his mind.
James Morgan — Member
James is a military retiree and has been preparing taxes and small business accounting for over 30 years. He graduated from the University of Toledo with an Associate Degree in Business Management Technology in 1986. James is a lifelong resident of Spencer Township and served on the committee that started the Joint Economic Development Zone (JEDZ) in 2013. James resides at 621 N. Eber Road with his wife Veronica of over forty years.
Michael B. Hood — Member
Amy L. Valiquette-Schultz — Member
Amy L. Valiquette-Schultz, CPA
9702 Belmont Circle, Whitehouse, Oh 43571
My work experience is in the accounting profession, and for 40 years, beginning as an accountant, administrative manager and advancing to controller and vice president. I then retired and re-entered the work force as a tax preparer. During this time I supervised and managed others.
1985-1986 accountant for Robert Stutz, CPA, Toledo, Ohio
1986-2004 accountant to controller, vice president, Exothermics, Inc., Toledo, Ohio
I attended the University of Toledo from 1978, graduating in 1984 with a BBA degree in accounting. I then earned my certification as a certified public accountant in 1986 and am currently self-employed as an accountant and tax preparer.
I have enjoyed many years of volunteering, in the city of Waterville as a member of their finance committee and the village of Whitehouse as a member of their tree commission, currently as a member of the income tax committee. I also volunteer for our homeowners association, Steeplechase Home Owners Association, acting as chair of the board of directors for the past 17 years.
Carrie Tuohy— Member
My husband Tim and I are empty nesters with three grown children. I am serving on the Village of Whitehouse Council, sworn into office of January this year. Tim and I are members of Community of Christ Lutheran Church and I currently sit on the church council. I am currently an active member of the Pythian Sisters 312. I am an active sponsor of The Cherry Street Mission and along with my family, I fundraise and donate to Leading Families Home. My husband and I enjoy kayaking, golfing, and spending time with our family and friends. I am currently the Controller of Waterville Sheet Metal Co., Inc. and previously I spent 26 years as the Treasurer/Controller for Duffey Concrete Cutting Inc. I can be reached at 419-276-1791 and email@example.com.