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
James Smith - President KE8IJU 2021-2023
Michael Lacumsky - Vice President W8MAL 2021-2023
James Easter - Secretary KD8IOL 2020-2022
Richard King - Treasurer KE8IJV 2021-2023
Tim Gray - Emergency Coordinator KD8IZU
Brent Stover - Statutory Agent WD8PNC 2020-2022
Bradley Ruhberg - Trustee WB8RG 2021-2023
Rick Sharpe - Trustee K8RKS 2020-2022
Vern Snow - Trustee W8VNS 2021-2023

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.