about mvpo

The Maumee Valley Planning Organization (MVPO) is a voluntary association of local governments designated as an Ohio Regional Planning and Development Organization.  

  • Makes and implements joint regional decisions

  • Provides management, planning and technical services to local governments

  • Identifies and solves short and long-term problems best addressed at the regional level

  • Brings together local elected officials on a regular basis, giving them an opportunity to form working relationships.


DENNIS MILLER Executive Director 

LIZ KEEL Housing Coordinator

SUE MONINGER Fiscal Officer

ELLEN SMITH Transportation Planner/GIS Analyst


SANDY KESSLER Community Development Planner


ARICA ALVAREZ Administrative Assistant

DOTTIE VOLLMAR Housing Support Specialist

MATT SPIESS Director of Special Projects, Housing Specialist

JACOB WREEDE Housing Specialist

LUCAS BARE Housing Technician

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Maumee Valley

Planning Organization

Defiance County East

1300 E. Second Street, Suite 200 Defiance, OH 43512

Open Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 419-784-3882

Fax:  419-784-2061

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