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Council Commissioner

Dave Harman

(216) 215-4476

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Council commissioner meetings: held on the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

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Dave Harman has been involved in Scouting for 38 years (27 of those as an adult). He has also served as a Pack Treasurer, Pack Re-chartering Coordinator, Assistant Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster for High Adventure, Unit Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner, District Commissioner, and World Scout Jamboree Scoutmaster USA315.

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Dave has hiked Philmont in 1971 and 2001, backpacked the Central Alaska Mountain Range and segments of the Appalachian Trail, sea kayaked Valdez, AK, and trekked at Tinnerman Canoe Base and the Adirondack High Adventure Camp.

He has earned the Arrow of Light, Life rank, Wood Badge, and Powder Horn; and is a member of the Order of the Arrow. Dave has been honored with the District Award of Merit, and Silver Beaver Awards. He has been a trainer for the College of Commissioner Science, University of Scouting (Dutch Oven, Winter Camping, and Gourmet Cooking), Dean of Boy Scout College, Powder Horn Guide, Powder Horn Assistant Course Director Instruction (2x), Wood Badge Ticket Counselor, and Wood Badge Staffer (4x). Dave was a participant in the Buckeye Council Wood Badge Course C-41-00 and is an Antelope. Dave has provided sales training through Sandler Training to the Boy Scouts of America at the former Greater Cleveland Council.

Dave has been married to Carol for 39 years, they live in Hudson, Ohio, and they have two children - David (Eagle Scout, wife Beth, father of William and Sarah) and Britta (husband Vince Latz and mother of Graham). Dave is the Director of Sales & Marketing for Ferriot, Inc of Akron. Dave graduated from the College of Wooster with a BA in Biology, studied in Vienna, Austria and earned an MBA from Miami University.

Shannon Sinex
Field Director

(234) 900-5907

Canal District

Paul Pesut

District Commissioner


Paul was a First Class scout in the mid-1970s. He enjoyed his time as a youth in scouting and was honored to become an Ordeal member of The Order of the Arrow. A highlight was attending the 1973 National Scout Jamboree. His second Scouting career, now as a Scouter, started in 2010 when his son joined St. Francis de Sales Cub Pack 3215. He started as a Den Leader which grew into a Committee member and Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 215. Paul retired in 2010 as a Project Manager from Hewlett-Packard after a 38-year career and lives in Green with his wife, Kim, and their two children.

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District Commissioner's Meeting: TBD

District Committee Meeting: 1st Tuesday of each month

Monthly Roundtable: 2nd Thursday of each month

District Retreat: July 31, 2021

To learn who is your unit commissioner or to inquire about serving as a commissioner please contact Paul.

Soaring Eagle District

Ed Martin


After over 30 years of service that include stints in unit, district and national leadership roles, Ed feels a divine calling to continue gladly. Thanks to his father and other adults who gave him the opportunity to become an Eagle Scout in 1972. His 3 sons and 2 daughters all spent time in Scouting. Ed is employed as an IT project manager and lives with his wife, Stephanie, in Medina.

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District Commissioner's Meeting:First Wednesday of every month, August through June. Starting in August 2020, meetings will be held at Medina United Methodist Church, 4747 Foote Road, from 7:00-8:00 pm.

District Committee Meeting: Second Wednesday at 7:00 pm of every month, August through June. Location: Buffalo Wild Wings, 5050 Eastpointe Dr., Medina Oh 44256. Next meeting August 11, 2021.

Monthly Roundtable: Second Thursday of every month, August through June. Starting in August 2020, meetings will be held at Medina United Methodist Church, 4747 Foote Road, from 7:00-8:30 pm.

To learn who is your unit commissioner or to inquire about serving as a commissioner please contact Ed.

Stambaugh District

JoAnne Beth Harnishfeger



Beth Harnishfeger has been in Scouting for 20 years. She served as Program Director for Greater Western Reserve Council Cub Scout Resident Camp for 10 years and on training staff for the University of Scouting and National Camp School. Beth lives in Boardman, OH with her husband Byron (Scoutmaster of Troop 9060) and is parent to 6 children, grandmother to 9 and great-grandma to 2. She is a retired secretary after 40 years in a real estate law office.

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And their Newsletter posted regularly on the Facebook Group.

District Commissioner's Meeting:

District Committee Meeting:

Monthly Roundtable:

Stambaugh District Recognition Dinner: Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, free, at Camp Stambaugh

To learn who is your unit commissioner or to inquire about serving as a commissioner please contact Beth.

Crooked River District

Vince Marchetti


Vince Marchetti was a Scout in New York and served as Den, Pack, and Troop leader as three sons and a daughter enjoyed Scouting. He later served as a Unit Commissioner and District Commissioner. The kids have flown off to other cities and countries and he continues to live in Stow with his wife Pennie. For his daily bread he develops software for civil engineering and manufacturing.

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Keep up to date with

District Commissioner's Meeting: 1st Thursday of each month

District Committee Meeting:

Monthly Roundtable: 2nd Thursday of each month

Don't miss the August Roundtable and Kickoff, Thursday, August 12 at 7:00 PM at Sanders Pavilion, Camp Manatoc.

To learn who is your unit commissioner or to inquire about serving as a commissioner please contact Vince.

David M. Rice

Assistant Council Commissioner

Council Champion for Commissioner Tools and Training


David Rice is from the Eagle Class of 1962 and has 41 years in commissioner service. Doctorate of Commissioner Science Knot Award. Dean, Doctoral College, College of Commissioner Science. Retired Minister of Word and Sacrament, Presbyterian Church USA.

Commissioner Tools and Training are online at Availability is based on your registration.

Joe Mako

Assistant Council Commissioner

College of Commissioner Science

330.867.6200 (o)

330.867.6256 (h)

Joe is a former Great Trail Council Commissioner and has championed an annual comprehensive College of Commissioner Science for many years. In 2018 he was presented the National Eagle Scout Association's Outstanding Eagle award. Joe serves on the Council Executive Board.

Learn about and register for the 2021 College of Commissioner Science

Barry Smith

Assistant Council Commissioner


330-631-8103 text preferred

Barry Smith, 25 years a Scouter. Started like most as a Den Leader. Then a flurry of opportunities including Cubmaster, Roundtable Commissioner, Council Cub Training Chair, Commissioner Trainer (over 100 trained), Scoutmaster, OA Asst. Section Advisor, Asst. Council Commissioner. Silver Beaver and a Bear. Staffed four Woodbadge courses in three councils. Semi-retired house painter born and raised in California.

Roundtables are held in each district on a monthly basis (except in the Summer). Plan to be at your District's Roundtable for the August Kickoff.

Visit the National Commissioner Service Team - Roundtable Support Page

Frederick S. ("Fritz") Coombs

Assistant Council Commissioner

Stambaugh District Support and Resources


Fritz Coombs, a 1964 Eagle, has served as Arrowhead District Chair, V.P. Program, and Council Commissioner ( in Greater Western Reserve Council) and presently serves as an Asst. Council Commissioner and Member of the Executive Board of Great Trail Council. He retired from the practice of law after 41 years and lives in Trumbull County with his wife, Janice. In his spare time, he enjoys performing magic and sleight of hand.

Chris Scott

Assistant Council Commissioner

Adaptation, Inclusion, and Diversity


Chris believes and works so that all youth can have a chance to scout. Chris is honored with the Silver Beaver for his scouting works.

Visit the Adaptation, Inclusion and Diversity Committee webpage:

Jim Cole

Assistant Council Commissioner

GTC Safe Scouting Champion

Youth Protection Training is available for all Scouters at

Caroline Altizer

Assistant Council Commissioner

Exploring Service Team Chair

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Bill Silver

Council executive board representative from the

Council Program Committee

(330.) 608-0837

Steve Myers

Assistant Council Commissioner

Webmaster and Commissioner College

(330) 801-6034 for webpage communications

Steve Myers, a 1968 Eagle, guided 76 Eagles as Scoutmaster of Troop One in West Akron over 25 years. He has served in the Venturing program and helps administer the College of Commissioner Science as a Dean. He is a Ph.D. economist who recently retired from a 41-year career at The University of Akron and lives in West Akron with his wife Kimberly, greyhound Holly and Mama the cat. He has 41 years as a registered youth and Scouter.

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