Cuyahoga SWCD Supervisor Election


Cuyahoga SWCD welcomes Sherri Lippus and Jeremiah Swetel (re-elected) to the Board of Supervisors for the 2018-2020 term.

Thank you to all who ran for the Board of Supervisors and for your desire to serve. Thank you also to everyone who voted and all who joined us at the Annual Meeting!

Sherri Lippus, a former Olmsted Township trustee, is an IT Security Specialist at NASA Glenn Research Center. A licensed teacher, she has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Kent State University. Sherri taught for a decade before moving into the corporate arena as a computer forensic investigator and small business owner. She was elected as an Olmsted Township trustee from 2010-2016 and served as chair of the board for four years. She also has served on several boards including the Cuyahoga County 9-1-1 Board, the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission Board, and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Suburban Council of Governments Advisory Committee. Sherri has received numerous achievement awards, including the 2002 Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District Educator of the Year. Her background in education, small business, and local and federal government and government experience have provided her with a thorough understanding of the importance of stormwater management, conservation, and proper management of various forms of infrastructure in a developed environment. Sherri resides in Olmsted Township with her husband, Jeff, and their two children.

Jeremiah Swetel is a lifelong county resident who lives in Euclid with his wife and four children. A graduate of Hiram College, he currently serves as the Director of Facilities for the Cuyahoga County Public Library. Prior to taking a position with the Library, Mr. Swetel worked nine years as the Director for the City of Euclid’s Engineering/Public Service department. He also served as the research and compliance manager for the City of Euclid’s waste water treatment plant. Jeremiah is a certified erosion and sediment and storm water inspector as well as certified professional in erosion & sediment control. He is very knowledgeable about the stormwater requirements and program implementation. In his role at the Cuyahoga County Public Library, he has encouraged the library to implement best practices and proper long term operations and maintenance of the Library’s stormwater control measures. Mr. Swetel has served as the SWCD’s Fiscal Agent since he was elected in 2015. If re-elected, Jeremiah will continue working to improve the region’s environmental issues, expanding the services of the Soil and Water district to meet the continued demands of local governments and will strive to ensure a healthy and clean Lake Erie. Jeremiah enjoys kayaking, cycling, and vacationing in St. Albans, Vermont with his family.