Commissioner Ted Bowlus

Dr. Ted Bowlus
[email protected]

Wood County Commissioner

2016 – Present
Wood County Courthouse,
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Committee Assignments:

  • TMACOG Water Quality Committee
  • TMACOG Transportation Committee
  • Wood County Drug Addiction Task Force
  • Family and Children First Council
  • Addiction Response Collaborative (A.R.C.)
  • Wood County Prevention Coalition
  • Zoning and Planning Committee
  • Board of Revision
  • Region 17 Representative to the OneOhio Recovery Foundation

Doctor Of Podiatric Medicine

Professional Credentials:

  • Diplomat, American Board of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeons 1980 – present
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 1985 to Present
  • Devised a Single-Stage Operation to correct severe clubfoot deformities to prevent amputations in patients from Third World Countries

Experienced Leadership Positions:

  • Eastwood School District Board of Education
    Board Member
  • Wood County Board of Health
    Past President and Former Board Member
  • Behavioral Connections (now Harbor)
    Board Member
  • National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
    Past President and Former Board Member
  • St. Charles Mercy Hospital
    2600 Navarre Ave, Oregon, Ohio, 43616 –
    Past Chairman of the Podiatric Surgery Section – Dept. of Surgery


  • Graduate of Eastwood High School
  • Bachelor of Science/Western Michigan University
    Full tuition 4-yr Football scholarship
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine/ Kent State University
    Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Masters in Anatomy and Neuroscience/Medical Coll of Ohio (UTMC)
    Dean’s Award – Master’s Degree Student of the Year
    Full Tuition Scholarship; Published Research Papers in Neuroscience

Teaching Positions:


  • Adjunct Professor– Neuroscience and Neuroanatomy at University of Findlay 2016-2017
  • Family to Family Teacher
    Wood County National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
    Teaching classes to educate the families, friends and other loved ones of people who suffer with mental illness. 2010-2013

Professional and Community Service:

  • Podiatric Medical Practice in Perrysburg since 1988
  • Volunteer Member of the Midwest Medical Mission Team from Mercy St. Charles Hospital, serving in third world countries.
  • Volunteer Member of Mission Team from First United Methodist Church (Bowling Green) that helped rebuild homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina
  • Member and past president of the Wood County Board of Health
  • Member of the Board of Behavioral Connections (now Harbor)
  • Member and past president of the Bowling green Chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI)
  • Eastwood High School Hall of Fame Honoree in 2022

Elected Offices:

  • Eastwood Board of Education (2012-2016)
  • Wood County Commissioner (2016, 2020)

Donations and Community Support

My wife, Lois, and I have given financial and other support to the following Community Organizations in Wood County and surrounding areas:

First United Methodist Church, Bowling Green

First United Presbyterian Church, Pemberville

Wood County Museum

Black Swamp Conservancy

The Cocoon

Wood County Habitat for Humanity

Wood County Farm Bureau

Buckeye Sheriff’s Association

Wood County Clover Legacy Foundation

Cherry Street Mission Ministries

Bowling Green Kiwanis

Wood County Committee on Aging

Grand Rapids Arts Council

Wood County Hospital Foundation

Eastwood High School Athletic Program

LifeWise Academy – Eastwood Schools

The Foundation for Life

WGTE Public Media

The Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Museum of Art

Schedel Gardens