Section 167.02 | Membership.
(A) Membership in the regional council shall be the counties, municipal corporations, townships, special districts, school districts, and other political subdivisions entering into the agreement establishing the council or admitted to membership subsequently pursuant to the agreement establishing the council or the bylaws of the council. Representation on the council may be in the manner as provided in the agreement establishing the council.
(B) If the agreement establishing the council does not set forth the manner for determining representation on the council such representation shall consist of one representative from each county, municipal corporation, township, special district, school district, or other political subdivision entering into the agreement, or subsequently admitted to membership in the council. The representative from each member county, municipal corporation, township, special district, school district, or other political subdivision shall be elected chief executive thereof, or, if such county, municipal corporation, township, special district, school district, or other political subdivision does not have an elected chief executive, a member of its governing body chosen by such body to be its representative.
(C) Records containing the names of the political subdivisions that are members of a regional council of governments or the names of the representatives from those political subdivisions who serve on the council are public records within the meaning of section 149.43 of the Revised Code, and those names are not considered to be trade secrets under section 1333.61 of the Revised Code.
(D) The director of development services shall assist the council in securing the cooperation of all appropriate agencies of the state or of the United States to aid in promoting the orderly growth and development of the area, solving the problems of local government, and discharging the responsibilities and duties of local government in the most efficient possible manner.
(E) Any county, municipal corporation, township, special district, school district, or other political subdivision which has become a member of the council may withdraw by formal action of its governing board and upon sixty days notice to council after such action, or in the manner provided in the agreement establishing the council, provided no such procedure relative to withdrawals in the agreement establishing the council shall require the political subdivision desiring to withdraw to retain its membership in the council for a period in excess of two years.