Our Community

 LOCAL GOVERNMENT

City of Tiffin

Tiffin is located between Toledo, Cleveland and Columbus. Tiffin’s population was 17,828 as of the 2012 census.  Tiffin supports its many city parks, county museum, library, county fair, festivals, home and garden tours, concerts, parades and much more. 

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Seneca County

Seneca County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 56,745. Its county seat is Tiffin. The county was created in 1820 and later organized in 1824. It is named for the Seneca Indians.

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City of Fostoria

Fostoria is a city of about 13,441 residents, located at the convergence of Hancock, Seneca, and Wood counties in Northwest Ohio. Established in 1854, Fostoria is best known for its famous glass production years and for its abundant rail traffic and business that continues today. 

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  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & MAIN STREET ORGANIZATIONS

Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership, a 501c3 nonprofit public-private partnership, drives and leads economic, downtown, and community development for Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio.

The following is a quick “top ten” list of some of the most common areas of activity for TSEP:

  • Incentive Programs
  • Property Searches
  • Planning & Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Real Estate Development
  • Research
  • Project Management
  • Promotion & Public Relations
  • Communication & Marketing
  • Grants

For more information or to contact TSEP, click here

Downtown Tiffin: Main Street Community

Tiffin is a Main Street community through both Main Street America and Heritage Ohio, and practices downtown revitalization with a four-point approach. The points and their purposes are as follows:

  • Organization – Involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.
  • Economic Vitality – Focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses, catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive local economies.
  • Design – Supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the commercial district apart.
  • Promotion – Positions the downtown or commercial district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics.

If you are interested in joining or have anything you would like to bring before the committees, contact Downtown Main Street Manager Amy Reinhart at 419.619.5517 or reinhart@senecacounty.org. Learn more about Downtown Tiffin here.

REGIONAL PLANNING

Seneca Regional Planning Commission

The Seneca Regional Planning Commission is responsible for: Maintenance and distribution of the County’s Geographic Information System (GIS); enforcement of the Subdivision Regulations; administration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, including the Fair Housing component; assistance to County’s economy through Economic Development Grants, Revolving Loan Fund Dollars, Enterprise Zones, and Community Reinvestment Areas. At the same time, we strive to balance development with the guidelines adopted in our Comprehensive Land Use Plan of 2001.

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PARKS DISTRICTS

Tiffin Parks and Recreation

The Park and Recreation Department is a non-profit, municipal government agency serving the City of Tiffin. The department is responsible for park maintenance and development as well as recreational and special event programs and facilities. We are a dedicated team of professionals committed to providing beneficial, life-enhancing opportunities for the community.

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Seneca County Parks District

In 1996, the Seneca County Commissioners authorized the formation of a County Park District. In 1997, the Park District acquired its first property, the 256-acre Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve. Five other nature preserves have been acquired and developed, as well as four additional properties for a total of 650 acres in ten county parks. More than 180 nature programs for all ages are conducted year around. 

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Fostoria Parks and Recreation

After more than 10 years of planning, plotting and funding, we finally broke ground on the Fostoria Iron Triangle Rail Park in September 2011. In addition to the Fostoria Iron Triangle, Fostoria also has:

  • City Park
  • Foundation Park
  • Buckley Street Courts
  • Harmon Park
  • Jackson Park
  • Portage Park
  • Gray Park

For more information, click here.

 LIBRARIES

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library
77 Jefferson St, Tiffin
419-447-3751
tiffinsenecalibrary.org

Kaubisch Memorial Public Library
205 Perry St.,Fostoria
419-435-2813
fostoria.lib.oh.us

 

 

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