Meet Jodi Woods, Administrative Manager, Rural Lorain County Water Authority
After 32 years with the Rural Lorain County Water Authority (RLCWA), Jodi is one of the longest serving and more experienced members of the CORD Board, having served over ten years on the Board. Before assuming her current position, Jodi worked at several different positions for RLCWA, which gave her a broad understanding of the history and operations of the Authority.
Jodi grew up in eastern Huron County in the Village of Wakeman and was a “Roughrider” at Western Reserve High School before attending Bowling Green State University. The Authority was organized in 1974 upon a petition from sixteen townships and two villages. Prior to its establishment, residents of southern Lorain County and surrounding areas were unable to depend upon ground water or other sources of potable water and thus relied upon cisterns, individual wells, and tank deliveries to supply their water needs. Today the 680 square mile system serves twenty-eight townships, six villages, and one city primarily in Lorain County with over five million gallons a day of water. The source of the water is from the Avon Lake Regional Water Authority, the Village of New London, and the City of Ashland. The board is comprised of twenty-six members, twenty-two from townships and four municipal representatives. Joe Waldecker is the General Manager of the District.
Jodi spends her spare time with her family, traveling, boating, and snowmobiling. Jodi has been married to her husband, Chris Woods, for 8 years. He works at his family’s meat market in Amherst. Chris enjoys cooking on his Big Green Egg smoker; he also relaxes with wood working, hunting, and fishing. Jodi’s stepdaughter Ashley, 36, is married to Stephen and they live in Oberlin, Ohio. Ashley works as a vet assistant and owns Moore Show Horses. Stephen works at the steel mill. They have a miniature pony and donkey and two dachshunds, Sadie and Logan. Jodi’s oldest son Ian, 23, lives in Huron and is the owner of Erie Garage door and sub-contracts for Harbor Door. Twenty-one-year-old son Logan is serving his country as a crew chief in the US Air Force, stationed in Spokane, Washington. Both boys love collecting and shooting their guns and are avid fans of the Irish of Notre Dame. Fluffy, the true ruler of the house is their beloved 16-year-old cat.