A Message from 2023 CCAO President Glenn Miller, Henry County Commissioner
It is a great honor and privilege to welcome you to the County Commissioners Association of Ohio. I am looking forward to leading CCAO in 2023, and with your help and support we will continue to build Stronger Counties for a Stronger Ohio.
Counties provide essential services to Ohio’s residents which greatly impact their quality of life. This includes but not limited to law enforcement and the administration of justice, roads and bridge construction, human services, economic and workforce development, land use planning, and property tax administration.
Looking ahead in 2023 the need for continued county advocacy has become more and more apparent. Counties have ambitious goals to achieve during the state biennial budget process. These include continued support for full indigent defense reimbursement along with piloting a few state-administered regional approaches for delivering indigent defense; additional funding for county jail capital needs as well as operations; and a restoration of the Local Government Fund.
Other key areas counties will need to promote include child care, housing, workforce, and transportation. This bold agenda will require counties to make their case vigorously known to the Administration and General Assembly, utilizing our strong state-county partnerships to meet our mutual goals.
CCAO’s members are what makes the association strong and influential. I encourage all CCAO members to stay engaged with your association, which is possible in a number of ways. Members can join a policy standing committee, attend CCAO board of directors’ meetings, or work with our policy team to advocate our legislative priorities to the General Assembly and Administration. With every county Commissioner, County Executive and County Council member’s voice advocating, we can create a bright future for Ohio’s counties and their residents.
I thank you for your support, and I very much look forward to serving as your association president this year.