Lucas County ARES, Inc (the business part of LCARES) is overseen by a board of 8 "At-Large-Trustees". Four elected officials are chosen each year to serve a 2 year term. The current Lucas County Emergency Coordinator is an ex-offico member of the board. The job of the trustees is to regularly review our bylaws and to increase our effectiveness and represent the organization, it's membership, and the county effectively. Annual elections are typically held in the fall of each year. In order to serve as a Lucas County ARES Trustee, you must be at least 18 years of age, must be a licensed amateur radio operator in good standing with the FCC, and must be a registered member of Lucas County ARES, also in good standing.

The Current "At-Large-Trustees" of LCARES, Inc. are as follows:

Trustee Name/Position FCC Callsign Term Date
Bradley Ruhberg - President WB8RG 2018-2020
James Smith - Vice President KE8IJU 2019-2021
Richard King - Secretary KE8IJV 2019-2021
Brian Harrington - Treasurer WD8MXR 2018-2020
Tim Gray - Emergency Coordinator KD8IZU 2019-?
Brent Stover - Statutory Agent WD8PNC 2018-2020
Mike Farkas - Trustee N8GBU 2019-2021
Rick Sharpe - Trustee K8RKS 2018-2020
Rob Hall - Trustee KV8P 2019-2021


Trustees, Board Members, and Lucas County ARES members receive no compensation for their service (no FCC licensed Amateur Radio operator may do so). 

It is beneficial to also have passed certain FEMA courses (ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-700, and ICS-800) at a minimum.

Certain drills and events may also require you to be at least 18 years of age, require additional security clearances and background checks, and/or specific knowledge that may be applicable to the served agency. Specific ARES members may be chosen and deployed to assist a served agency depending on their training, knowledge, equipment and capabilities.