On January 23, 2017 the Blendon-Westerville JEDZ board met for their first quarterly meeting. During the meeting the board re-appointed Bryan Rhoads as Chairman, Julie Colley as Vice-Chair, Healther Linch as Treasurer, and Jason Bechtold as secretary to the board. The board authorized a budget for 2017 which includes funding a fiber optic project with the Blendon Township Trustees. The fiber project will all the township to offer fiber optic connections to businesses within the township. Businesses will also be able to connect to Westerville's data center which offers a variety of services.