Dublin Villager

Ohio State Engineering College honors Jezerinac


A longtime Dublin businessman was last week honored with an Ohio State University College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Ronald Jezerinac was presented with the award during an Oct. 18 Excellence in Engineering & Architecture Alumni Awards program.

"I was quite surprised when I found out about it," he said of the honor.

Jezerinac was one of the founders of Jezerinac Geers & Associates, a structural engineering firm established in Dublin in 1971.

The firm has been involved with projects including the Ohio Union, Easton Town Center, North Bank Park and Huntington Park.

"That's closest to me probably because it's a facility any family could use," Jezerinac said of Huntington Park.

Along with projects around central Ohio, Jezerinac also had a hand in Dublin development as a Planning and Zoning Commission member from 1982 to 1988 and chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals from 1979 to 1981.

Jezerinac's time on the commission was a time of growth for Dublin and he said they tried to balance commercial and residential for a strong tax base.

"We tried to come up with a good mix in trying to approve things," he said.

"We really approved multiple developments.

"It's hard to say which was the most significant ... . It was really during the growth spurt of our city."