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New County Cast featuring CCAO President Carl Davis is out now!

New County Cast featuring CCAO President Carl Davis is out now!

Communications Coordinator Andrew Johnson and Policy Analyst Adam Schwiebert sat down with CCAO President Carl Davis to discuss issues facing counties as well as his goals for the year, including continuing to build a stronger state-county partnership. Click the link to listen: https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-dzs2e-d27a57

Register Now for Ohio BWC 2020 Safety Congress & Expo

Register Now for Ohio BWC 2020 Safety Congress & Expo

Registration is open for the BWC’s 2020 Safety Congress & Expo in Columbus on March 11-13 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  You can attend free educational sessions, workshops, and receive in-depth training that will count toward the BWC 2-hour safety training requirement for Group Rating and Group Retrospective Rating. Session topics range from occupational […]

CCAO releases new edition of County Leader

CCAO releases new edition of County Leader

CCAO has published the latest edition of County Leader, the e-magazine that provides an in-depth look at the news, programs and policies affecting Ohio’s 88 counties. The publication features several issues affecting counties, including achieving county success by communicating locally, the governor’s council’s evaluation of Ohio’s foster care system, Auditor Keith Faber’s Star Rating System […]

CCAO Economic Development Incentives webinar – Feb. 12

CCAO Economic Development Incentives webinar – Feb. 12

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) is pleased to offer a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 9:30 a.m. on “Economic Development Incentives.” Ohio law offers counties several different tools that can be used to promote economic development.  In this webinar, we’ll overview each of these tools and cover a few “dos” and […]

CCAO Statewide Energy Summit – Feb. 7

CCAO Statewide Energy Summit – Feb. 7

CCAO Statewide Energy Summit – Feb. 7 CCAO and the CCAO Service Corporation (CCAOSC) will host a Statewide Energy Summit introducing our new Solar Power Initiative on Friday, Feb. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 175 Hutchinson Ave. (I-270 and State Route 23), in Columbus. Lunch will be served after […]

Cheryl Subler selected as CCAO Executive Director

Cheryl Subler selected as CCAO Executive Director

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio board of directors has selected Cheryl Subler, CCAO managing director of policy, as the new executive director. She will assume the role on Jan. 11, 2020. “I’m very honored and excited to accept the role of executive director,” Subler said. “I thank the board for their faith in me, […]

Doug Foust retires

Doug Foust retires

Doug Foust today steps down as CCAO’s managing director of health and wellness. Over the past few months, Doug worked towards a seamless transition handing the baton to Michael Kindell, who has been promoted from within CCAO. After almost seven years as managing director of health and wellness, Doug said, “I am all happy for […]

Social Media Firestorms webinar – Nov. 13

Social Media Firestorms webinar – Nov. 13

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) is pleased to offer a one-hour webinar on November 13 at 1:30 p.m. on the “Social Media Firestorms: How to Extinguish and Prevent the Next One.” This webinar will identity dangerous social media traps and outline the steps to keep them from damaging your public office’s reputation. Learn […]

Registration open for CCAO/CEAO Winter Conference

Registration open for CCAO/CEAO Winter Conference

Registration is now open for the County Commissioners’ and Engineers Associations of Ohio (CCAO/CEAO) Annual Winter Conference and Trade Show to be held Dec. 4-6, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 350 North High Street, in Columbus. Join your colleagues to discuss innovative ways to enhance local government to better serve Ohio’s counties. Register here… Don’t miss […]

CCAO issues statement supporting counties in opioid litigation, thanks Gov. DeWine for his support

CCAO issues statement supporting counties in opioid litigation, thanks Gov. DeWine for his support

CCAO issues statement supporting counties in opioid litigation, thanks Gov. DeWine for his support COLUMBUS, Ohio – The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) board of directors today adopted unanimously the following statement regarding the opioid litigation being pursued by counties: CCAO strongly supports our counties as plaintiffs seeking recovery for their damages from the […]

CCAO Policy Team Releases state budget overview

CCAO Policy Team Releases state budget overview

The CCAO Policy Team has created a comprehensive FY 2020-21 budget overview to inform counties of provisions included in the budget (HB 166) as well as other provisions impacting county government. This year’s state budget marks a fresh new day in the state-county partnership. The recent years leading up to this budget were ones of […]

Associations share joint appreciation for DeWine’s support of local governments regarding opiate lawsuit settlement dollars

Associations share joint appreciation for DeWine’s support of local governments regarding opiate lawsuit settlement dollars

Associations share joint appreciation for DeWine’s support of local governments regarding opiate lawsuit settlement dollars COLUMBUS, Ohio – “We greatly appreciate Gov. Mike DeWine’s statement regarding opiate lawsuit settlement dollars going directly to counties and municipalities,” said the County Commissioners Association, the Ohio Municipal League, the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association […]

CCAO Policy Team announces regional roundtables to discuss state budget

CCAO Policy Team announces regional roundtables to discuss state budget

The CCAO policy team is excited to announce eight regional roundtables meetings will be held this fall to bring together commissioners from across the state. CCAO will provide a brief state budget overview and the remainder of the event will be a roundtable discussion among commissioners about the successes and opportunities throughout their counties going […]

Wednesday Webinar: Construction Procurement Process Overview for Counties – Sept. 11

Wednesday Webinar: Construction Procurement Process Overview for Counties – Sept. 11

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) is pleased to offer a one-hour webinar on September 11 at 9:30 a.m. on the “Construction Procurement Process Overview for Counties.” Counties are no longer limited to hard bidding their construction projects.  In the current market, hard bidding projects can lead to budget surprises for counties that may […]

State Budget Overview and Wrap-Up webinar posted online

State Budget Overview and Wrap-Up webinar posted online

The CCAO Policy Team hosted a State Budget Overview and Wrap-Up webinar to review how the state biennial budget bill impacts counties. Among the topics discussed were indigent defense reimbursement, tax changes and county fiscal issues, and health and human services updates. Click here to access the webinar recording and presentation materials. The policy team will publish […]

CCAO thanks Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio General Assembly for budget that strengthens the state-county partnership with indigent defense reimbursement, children and LGF funds

CCAO thanks Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio General Assembly for budget that strengthens the state-county partnership with indigent defense reimbursement, children and LGF funds

CCAO thanks Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio General Assembly for budget that strengthens the state-county partnership with indigent defense reimbursement, children and LGF funds COLUMBUS, Ohio –The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) commends Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio General Assembly for passing the state budget bill that includes additional resources for indigent defense reimbursement, […]

CCAO thanks Senate for strengthening the state-county partnership with investment in indigent defense reimbursement and LGF

CCAO thanks Senate for strengthening the state-county partnership with investment in indigent defense reimbursement and LGF

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) commends the Ohio Senate for supporting the counties’ request to significantly increase funding to the counties for indigent defense reimbursement and providing additional dollars to the Local Government Fund (LGF). “These Senate budget provisions indicate the Senate’s recognition of the need to support the state’s […]

SHELBY COUNTY COMMISSIONER JULIE EHEMANN TESTIFIES ON BUDGET BILL, ASKS SENATE FOR SUPPORT OF CCAO INDIGENT DEFENSE PRIORITY ISSUE

SHELBY COUNTY COMMISSIONER JULIE EHEMANN TESTIFIES ON BUDGET BILL, ASKS SENATE FOR SUPPORT OF CCAO INDIGENT DEFENSE PRIORITY ISSUE

SHELBY COUNTY COMMISSIONER JULIE EHEMANN TESTIFIES ON BUDGET BILL, ASKS SENATE FOR SUPPORT OF CCAO INDIGENT DEFENSE PRIORITY ISSUE COLUMBUS, Ohio – Shelby County Commissioner Julie Ehemann today testified before the Ohio Senate Higher Education Committee and asked for support of provisions in HB 166 which should fully fund indigent defense reimbursement to the counties […]