Southwest District Office
Bonnie Buthker became district chief of the Southwest District Office in February 2012. Having been with Ohio EPA since 1989, Ms. Buthker previously served as assistant district chief and managed the statewide program for the investigation and remediation of current and former Department of Defense sites in Ohio.
In her role as district chief, she is responsible for senior-level management and oversight of all technical programs administered in the district, including the administration and implementation of division programs in Drinking and Ground Waters, Environmental Response and Revitalization, Materials and Waste Management and Surface Water. Ms. Buthker also coordinates Ohio EPA actions with local health departments and local air agencies. Ms. Buthker has served as past president and as Federal Facilities Subcommittee Chair for the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO).
Ms. Buthker has both a master's and bachelor's in biology from Kent State University.