Welcome to NOSDA

The Northern Ohio Service Directors Association’s main goal is to promote cooperation and build productive working relationships between municipalities. We strive to continually enhance member knowledge of Public Works by providing related training and keeping up with new technologies.

Join us to start networking with service directors throughout Northeastern Ohio!

Public Works Equipment Seminar
September 13th 8 am – 5

1860 Summit Commerce Park
Twinsburg, OH 44087
Registration Required

Join us for a great day of training, food, drinks and equipment demos.

Complete details | Click here to register


Don’t miss this free, regional road salting workshop presented by the Northeast Ohio Public Information and Public Education work group (NEO PIPE), Bainbridge Township and other partners. Though critical to our safety, road salt poses unique challenges to both our waterways and communities.

Uniquely designed as a “peer to peer” program, speakers from various Northeast Ohio communities will discuss different methods, experiences, and challenges of salt management. Gain assistance in meeting Phase 2 requirements while sharing resources and successes with other communities. Coffee and Pastries provided by Valley Ford Trucks!

WHEN: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
WHERE: Centerville Mills Dining Hall 8558 Crackel Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
WHO: Municipal workers, road/service departments, and anyone in the business of snow and ice removal

This workshop is FREE but registration is required by Friday, September 7th to reserve your seat!

Register at neopipesensiblesaltingworkshop.eventbrite.com or by phone by calling Geauga SWCD 440.834.1122

Job Openings

When your municipality is looking for qualified applicants, NOSDA can help.

We are happy to post your job openings on our website, and include the notice in our monthly newsletters.

Send your information to Bob Girardi, Secretary/Treasurer.  Please notify NOSDA when the position has been filled so we can remove the post.

City of Euclid


                                                                    Job Posting


Job Title:           Traffic Signal Technician – Traffic Maintenance (49)

Department:       Public Service (25)

Status:                 A. Classified B. Nonexempt – FLSA


Job Summary:   Responsible for the installation, repair and maintenance of municipal traffic signals and devices.  Works under the immediate direction of the Superintendent.


Job Duties:


     –      Install and maintain traffic signals and controllers.

     –      Cut traffic signal loops; test conflict monitors.

–      Repair damaged signal equipment.

     –      Maintain records of work performed at traffic intersections.

     –      Establish timing for intersections.

     –      Testify in court on matters relating to traffic signals.

     –      Perform other related duties as required.


(The description above represents the most significant duties of this position but does not exclude other occasional work assignments not mentioned, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the factor degrees assigned.)


Work Environment:   Heavy work (exerting up to 100 lbs of force occasionally); indoor/outdoor.  Subject to hazards: moving mechanical parts, electric current, water, chemicals; atmospheric conditions: fumes, odors, dust, gases; occasional exposure to below 32 degree F temperatures, noise and vibration.  Physical activity: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping and feeling.   Repetitive motions of the wrists, hands and fingers.


Requirements:   High school graduate or GED certificate. Valid commercial driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.  Knowledge of pre-time, solid state, micro processing traffic controllers. Ability to express or exchange ideas and instructions accurately and clearly. IMSA Work Zone Safety, Traffic Signal Level I and II Certifications.

The City of Euclid does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.


Applications can be obtained from the Receptionist or online; resume and cover letter can be submitted online to jobs@cityofeuclid.com. Current employees please use an Internal Application. 


Contact:  Dan Knecht                                                                           Full time/ M-F

               (216)289-8345                                                                       Pay Rate $26.68           


Click here for complete information.

Willoughby is an equal opportunity employer.

We need your input. 

When accidents occur, how do you determine when to perform drug tests?

Is the dollar amount of damage to property or equipment a deciding factor?  Do you automatically test whenever an accident occurs?

Please send  your feedback to Bob Girardi.

Membership in NOSDA is open to:

  • The chief service representative of each city and village in the Northern part of Ohio, and surrounding territory.
  • Associate Members (Non-Municipal)
  • Retirees

Members must renew their membership and pay dues each year on January 1st. For your convenience, we provide a printable forms for:

* Please click here to read the By-Laws  for complete information on membership eligibility and dues.

Municipal Membership
Retiree Membership
Associate Membership

2018 Meeting Schedule

July 20TH Golf Outing *tentative date

August 8TH Best Equipment

September 12TH Clam Bake – East Ohio Gas

October 10TH TBD

November TBD TBD

December 12TH Holiday Christmas Party


NOSDA members appreciate the support and participation of our valued vendors.  Vendors can reach Service Directors throughout northeastern Ohio via our website, newsletters and by sponsoring NOSDA meetings.

Establish or renew your sponsorship for 2018  to be featured here and in our newsletters!  Contact Bob Girardi for details.

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November 2017

November 2017 Newsletter   Christmas Party     Last Month’s Meeting The November meeting was an evening social sponsored by NOSDA.  We would like to thank Diane Bickett for organizing this event.  It was very [...]

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October 2017

October 2017 Newsletter October Meeting The October meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 11th at 11:30 at Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. (off Rockside Road), Independence. The meeting will be sponsored by [...]

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August 2017

August 2017 Newsletter   August Meeting   The August meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 9th at 11:30 at Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. (off Rockside Road), Independence.  The meeting will [...]

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June 2017

Equipment Show Show Date:  Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Location:  LaVera Party Center, 32200 Chardon Rd. Willoughby Hills, OH  44094   Show Time:  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch Served:  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. [...]

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May 2017

Save the Date May Meeting The May meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 10th at 11:30 am at Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. (off Rockside Road), Independence. The meeting [...]

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April 2017

April Meeting The April meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 12th at 11:30 am at Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. (off Rockside Road), Independence. The meeting is sponsored by The Garland Company. [...]

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N.O.S.D.A. is building its own library of educational videos about Public Works. The following instructional videos and books are now available to members. Please contact Bob Girardi, City of Pepper, at (216) 896-6149, or service@pepperpike.org  to request materials.

Small Fleet
Management in Public Works – VideoMotivating
Public Works Employees – VideoPrivatizing
Public Works Services – Video

Everything You Need to Know to Be a Public Works Director – Guidebook

Demonstrating the Value of Your Fleet Management Program Guidebook, CD-ROM included

Countering Disaster “Before It Strikes” – CD-ROM

Knowing Your Costs: Maintaining a Competitive Edge in Fleet Management – Video / CD-ROM

Top Ten Performance Measures for Fleet Managers – Guidebook

Managing Public Equipment – Manual

Vehicle Replacement Guide – Guidebook

One Hundred Years of Public Works Equipment: An Illustrated History – Booklet w/ Video

Public Works Management Practices – Manual

SUPERVISION: Conflict Solving for the New Supervisor – CD-ROM

Leadership in the New Age of Public Works with John Luthy – CD-ROM

Snow Removal Techniques: Plowing Tips from the Pros – Video

Snow Removal In Safety – Video

Salt Management Guide – CD-ROM

The Basics of Snow and Ice Control – Manual

Developing and Effective Snow and Ice Program – CD-ROM

Salt Brine: Breaking Snow and Ice Bonds on Your Pavement – CD-ROM