Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, has a new park commissioner.
Former Summit County Common Pleas Judge Jane E. Bond has been named to the park board, replacing longtime park commissioner Frances S. Buchholzer of Akron.
The appointment was made by Summit County Probate Judge Elinor Marsh Stormer.
Buchholzer, a former director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, was first named to the park board in 1995.
Bond served as a common pleas judge from 1991-2007.
Earlier, she served two years as an Akron Municipal Court judge and as an assistant Summit County prosecutor.
She was the first general counsel to the Summit County Executive when Summit County changed its form of governance in 1981.
In 1986, she became the general counsel to the Voinovich Companies and worked as a criminal justice planner in jails and prisons.
Bond, a Democrat, earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University in 1968 and her law degree from the University of Akron in 1976.
She also served as a trustee at the University of Akron from 2008 to 2012 until it was discovered that her appointment had not been confirmed by the Ohio Senate due to a paperwork error.
Bond is Stormer’s second appointment to the park board. She named Mark Spisak of Norton to the board in January 2013. He is the chair of the commissioners for 2014.
The third commissioner is Roland H. Bauer of Silver Lake.
Commissioners are not paid and serve rotating three-year terms.
Bob Downing can be reached at 330-996-3745 or email@example.com.