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Media and Community Relations sponsorships application process

Transparency, accountability and environmental stewardship are core values that are essential to the attainment of our mission. Through strategic partnerships with a variety of organizations and schools, we outreach to our customers and the general public. Our aim is to educate and inform letting them know who we are, what we do, how we manage resources and why what we do is vital to the health and vitality of our region.

The Sewer District Board of Trustees recognizes that public funds must be spent only for public purposes pursuant to Ohio law. The Sewer District’s Policy for Public Purpose Expenditures (the Policy) establishes guidelines for certain categories of expenditures that meet the following requirements:

  • Directly relate to the Sewer District’s core functions and strategic goals and objectives.
  • Required for the general good of ratepayers and citizens of the region.
  • Support the Sewer District’s mission.
  • Promote the efficient and effective administration of its operations, programs and employees.

The Policy is intended to comply with Ohio Auditor of State guidance on certain categories of expenditures set forth in the Policy. The complete policy is available for download at

A Media and Community Relations Sponsorship Application must accompany all requests. This application, which also includes the Media and Community Relations Sponsorship Policy, is available at the link below. You can also download our Media and Community Relations Sponsorships presentation for a complete overview.

For 2020 partnerships, applications are due:

  • First Submission and Review Period
    • Submission: January 13, 2020 – January 31, 2020
    • Review: February 1, 2020 – March 13, 2020
    • NEORSD Notification to Applicants: March 23, 2020 – April 3, 2020
    • Any time-sensitive submissions (i.e. Events or opportunities that occur during the submission and review period) must be noted.
  • Second Submission and Review Period
    • Submission: April 20, 2020 – May 1, 2020
    • Review: May 4, 2020 – May 22, 2020
    • NEORSD Notification to Applicants: May 25, 2020 – June 5, 2020
  • Third (Final) Submission and Review Period (Contingent upon budget dollars available)
    • Submission: August 3, 2020 – September 25, 2020
    • Review: September 28, 2020 – October 16, 2020
    • NEORSD Notification to Applicants: October 19, 2020 – November 6, 2020

Questions? Please contact Manager of Community & Media Relations Jean Smith.

Before you apply:

Are you registered as a vendor with us? If you are seeking a sponsorship agreement, you must be a registered vendor. Your registration number MUST be included on your sponsorship application. You can register online. If you need help or can’t find your existing vendor number, contact Alexis Boruszewicz at (216) 881-6600 x6284.

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