Sandusky County Commissioner

Kay E Reiter

Dan Polter



  • Gibsonburg Exempted Schools (K-8)
  • Graduate of Fremont City Schools (9-12)
  • Graduate of Bowling Green School of Nursing
  • Course Completion: ODA Economic Development Regional Course — Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH
  • Graduate of Leadership Sandusky County
  • Graduated of Sandusky County's Sheriff Academy


  • Worked in the health industry for 22+ years where I worked in many different professional positions: Long term-care floor supervisor, surgical nurse, medical office nurse, Director for medical office buildings and hospital owned practices of seven (7) different local physicians, Hospital Director of Physician Relations - responsible for physician/specialty practice recruitment & their staffing, and Hospital Foundation Development Director that lead a $6.7M capital campaign that built Memorial Hospital's Herbert/Perna Health Z& Wellness Facility.
  • In 1996 I left the healthcare arena and took on the role of the Chief Executive Officer/President of the Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County in Fremont, Ohio. The chamber programs under my leadership for over 7 years included the Students-In-Business Partnership Day, the NorthCoast Business Expo, and the development of the Chamber's Reach Program, a business mentor program 4th and 5th graders throughout Sandusky County's schools eight (8) districts.
  • In 2003 I stepped into the role of the Executive Director of the Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation. I was responsible for SCEDC's plan of work and during that timeframe the Sandusky County Business Community realized over $1.2B in business capital investments. Most recently the Fremont-Sandusky County region was named in the top 100 Micropolitan regions in the US for our local business investment and expansion for the 4th year in a row. The organization also recently received a state level award for our THINK Manufacturing Program I a workforce program with touch points that are geared for 1,740 9th-grade students.


  • Sandusky County Commissioner I Current Term began 01.03.17
  • Sandusky County Republican Central Committee I Current Term
  • Ballville Township Trustee I 3-Terms (4-year terms)
  • Appointed to leadership positions for various local/regional/state organizations including: Terra State Community College Governing Board of Trustees I Current Vice Chair; NW Ohio Regional Economic Development Association I former President; Ohio Economic Development Association I former Vice President of Investors; Ohio Energy Sector Partnership Committee I former NW Ohio Representative; Area 7 Workforce Investment Board & Executive Committee; Sandusky County Regional Planning Board; Sandusky County Improvement Corporation I Current Secretary; Sandusky County Transportation Improvement District Board; former Board Member of Sandusky/Seneca County Port Authority; former Sandusky County Law Library Board Chair; SenecalSanduskylOttawa County Solid Waste Board; Sandusky County Corrects Committee; Sandusky County Land Bank Board; TRIPS — Sandusky County's transportation program advisory Board I Founding Member; Sandusky County Township Association I Past Secretary


  • Eucharistic Minister w/ Sacred Heart Parish
  • Bishop Hoffman Catholic School Governing Board I Past Board Chair
  • Sandusky County Positive People Board of Directors I 1st V-President & Founding Member
  • Sandusky County Workforce Collation
  • Terra State Community College Foundation
  • Auxiliary of ProMedica Memorial Hospital I Vice Chair
  • Fremont of Rotary Club I Member & Past Club President
  • Rotary International Paul Harris Foundation Fellow


  • International Athena "Women of Distinction" Award — 2000
  • Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County's REACH "Crystal Apple" Award — 2006
  • Memorial Hospital Auxiliary "Auxiliarian of the Year' - 2011
  • Memorial Hospital Foundation's "Mary Miller Hayes Leadership" Award - 2012
  • Northwest Ohio Economic Development "Ignite" Award - 2013


  • Second of five Sisters I Born in Ottawa County I Raised in Sandusky County
  • Married 43 years to my High School Sweetheart, 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren