For Immediate Release
February 23, 2012

Employee recognized for contribution to agency

February 23, 2012 (COLUMBUS) Bill Prenosil of Kent, Ohio has been named as the 2011 “Anthony Tripodi Award” winner by the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC).

The award, named for former OSFC Chief Fiscal Officer, the late Anthony Tripodi, is presented to the staff member who best exemplifies Tripodi’s dedication to public service and his commitment to Ohio’s school children.

“Each year, the Tripodi award winner is nominated and selected by the OSFC staff,” said OSFC Executive Director Richard Hickman. “Bill’s selection is in recognition of his professionalism on the job and his concern for the future of school children throughout the state.” Hickman went on to say that, “The award takes on special significance because it comes from his peers – the people who know how important his contribution is.”

In his role as a Senior Planning Director, Prenosil works with local school districts to discuss and develop options for the school district’s classroom facilities needs. Focusing on the development of a comprehensive Master Facility Plan, which establishes the size and number of buildings needed in each individual district, Prenosil has worked with nearly 100 school districts during his eight years with OSFC and has developed facility plans with a value approaching $2 billion.

Before coming to the OSFC, Prenosil served for 11 years as Partner-in-Charge of Design at SEM Architects in Columbus Ohio. He was responsible for design for all projects, primarily K-12 schools, university projects, and churches. Prior to that, he served as a project manager for a Dayton architectural firm. During that time, he managed a number of large, high-profile projects including major renovations and additions to the Dayton International Airport and the Dayton Convention Center.

Prenosil holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Ohio State University. He has two grown children. He and his wife currently reside in Kent, Ohio.

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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