CCAO presents the first edition of County Leader, CCAO’s quarterly e-magazine. Each issue will provide an in-depth look at the news, programs and policies affecting Ohio’s 88 counties. Click here to open the full issue.

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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 […]

CCAO APPLAUDS HOUSE BUDGET PASSAGE, THANKFUL FOR RENEWED STATE-COUNTY PARTNERSHIP

CCAO APPLAUDS HOUSE BUDGET PASSAGE, THANKFUL FOR RENEWED STATE-COUNTY PARTNERSHIP

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio House of Representatives this afternoon passed the state biennial budget bill, House Bill 166, which makes significant and much-appreciated investments into Ohio’s counties. The budget bill should fully fund indigent defense reimbursement to counties beginning in FY 2021. Full funding of indigent defense reimbursement is CCAO’s number one budget priority. […]

Guest Column: Putting Ohioans First by Robert Sprague, Ohio Treasurer of State

Guest Column: Putting Ohioans First by Robert Sprague, Ohio Treasurer of State

I’ve had the opportunity to settle into my role as Treasurer of State, continue to travel the state and meet with more Ohioans. One of the things I love about this job is the ability to once again work closely with local government officials to help secure a sound financial footing for our state’s future. […]

CCAO appreciates Ohio House passing capital case funding bill

CCAO appreciates Ohio House passing capital case funding bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) recognizes and applauds the Ohio House for passing House Bill 85, legislation that would help counties defray costs associated with conducting certain capital case trials. “This much-needed legislation helps ensure that justice is served while protecting counties from heavy financial burdens incurred through no fault […]

CCAO expresses appreciation for state’s increased investment in infrastructure

CCAO expresses appreciation for state’s increased investment in infrastructure

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) commends and thanks Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio General Assembly for voting to invest in Ohio’s infrastructure. “As an elected official, it is difficult to raise revenues, but today’s action was necessary to help keep Ohio economically competitive,” CCAO President Julie Ehemann said. In addition to DeWine, […]

CCAO 2ND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR – WORKFORCE SUCCESS STORIES – April 10

CCAO 2ND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR – WORKFORCE SUCCESS STORIES – April 10

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) are pleased to offer a one-hour webinar on April 10 at 9:30 a.m. on “Workforce Success Stories.” The webinar will highlight the following workforce programs currently operating in Ohio: Mobile Manufacturing Work Crew: A 10-week internship program that exposes young people to manufacturing careers. The program is designed, […]

DEWINE PLEDGES FUNDS TO CHILDREN’S SERVICES, CCAO RESPONDS

DEWINE PLEDGES FUNDS TO CHILDREN’S SERVICES, CCAO RESPONDS

In response to Gov. Mike DeWine’s announcement he is proposing an additional $74 million to children’s services and the child protection system, the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) applauds the governor for proposing to nearly double the funding to these vital county services that protect children in Ohio’s counties. One of the most difficult […]

CCAO SUPPORTS MOTOR FUEL TAX INCREASE

CCAO SUPPORTS MOTOR FUEL TAX INCREASE

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) supports the Ohio Department of Transportation’s budget plan that would increase the motor fuel tax by 18 cents per gallon, with future increases indexed to consumer price inflation. This action will help restore a strong partnership between the state and local governments in addressing the state’s infrastructure needs. […]