The AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Executive Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandra L. Coutcher as Recording Secretary.
Sandra Coutcher is a long-time member of AFSCME Local 3794 and a 32-year employee of the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, where she is a Skills Coach.
She first joined AFSCME in 1985 and has held a number of leadership positions including local union recording secretary, vice president, and was elected union president in 2004, a post she continues to hold. In 2008, Coutcher was elected to the Council 8 Executive Board as a Toledo Regional Vice President.
As an activist leader, she has served on the union’s negotiating, PEOPLE, political action, and scholarship committees.
In addition, Coutcher, also serves her community as a reliable volunteer. She participates in get-out-the-vote, food drives, the Northwest Ohio Labor Fest, and was a member of the Northwest Ohio AFL-CIO Executive Board from 2001 through 2015.
In 2015, she was honored with the Outstanding Community Service Award by The Arc of Ohio, which works to provide support and opportunities for children and adults with developmental & intellectual disabilities.
“The board’s unanimous vote to appoint Sandy as Recording Secretary speaks volumes of the respect she has earned as a trade unionist. Her work in the service of her union sisters and brothers, as well as in her community, make us all proud to be Council 8 members,” said AFSCME Ohio Council 8 President John A. Lyall.
Coutcher replaces Patricia Taylor, who retired from her job with the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority. Taylor was a founding member and long-time President of AFSCME Local 3707, the union for housing authority workers.