For Immediate Release
September 3, 2009

Commission appoints Executive Director

September 3, 2009 (COLUMBUS) The Ohio School Facilities Commission today approved the appointment of Richard Murray as the Commission Executive Director. Governor Ted Strickland had recommended Murray to the panel.

Murray, of Columbus, has served as the Ohio LECET (Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust) director since 1996. Ohio LECET is a trust between the Ohio Contractors Association and the Laborers’ District Council of Ohio, a 15,000 member union of construction tradesmen. LECET’s primary mission is helping Laborers’ Local Unions and the contractors with whom they work acquire projects and jobs.

Murray also serves as the mayor of the Franklin County Village of Marble Cliff. Prior to becoming director of Ohio LECET, Murray served as an independent consultant to environmental firms and tank owners on underground storage tank clean-up and claims as well as the executive director of the Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board.

Murray also served as an assistant to Ohio Governor Dick Celeste and the legislative director for the Ohio Contractors Association. Murray will officially start at the Commission on September 14, 2009.

About OFCC

Established in 1997, the Commission is responsible for administration of the state’s school construction and renovation program. The Commission is currently working with, or has completed all necessary work in, nearly two-thirds of the state’s 613 school districts.

On September 10, 2012, the Commission was consolidated with the Office of the State Architect to form the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. The Ohio School Facilities Commission continues to exist as a separate commission within the new agency, focusing on funding Ohio’s comprehensive K-12 school construction program.


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