CCAO will host an in-person training with virtual option Aug. 19-20, 2021 at Cherry Valley Hotel in Newark located in Licking County.

The cost to register is FREE! The rate for an overnight stay is $96 before tax and you can book your room by calling 740-788-1200 and telling them you are with CCAO.  Please note that cut-off for the reduced rate is July 17th.  Rooms are filling up quickly so please don’t delay!

Cherry Valley Hotel, formerly Cherry Valley Lodge, is located at 2299 Cherry Valley Road S.E., Newark, OH 43055.  To learn more about the venue visit

Registration is now open —click here to register!

We have a full afternoon and evening planned on the 19th starting with registration opening at 11:00 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by introductions and welcome message from CCAO President and Licking County Commissioner Tim Bubb.  Training sessions start at 1:15 and include County Revenue & Budgeting; FAQs: Conducting Public Meetings, Sunshine Law, Ethics Law & more; and What I Wish I Knew When I Took Office – Advice From Seasoned Commissioners.  After the training join your colleagues at a reception followed by dinner, dessert, conversations and social time.

Friday morning will start with breakfast where we will be joined by President Pro Tempore of the Ohio Senate Jay Hottinger and State Representative and Former Richland County Commissioner Marilyn John who will discuss the Importance of the State – County Partnership & Ongoing Communications with Lawmakers.  There will also be a session on everyone’s favorite current hot topic The American Recovery Program Act.  The CCAO Board of Directors will meet at 10:00 a.m. and all are welcome to join to listen in or choose the breakout session on HR and How Not to Get Sued.  We will conclude the new member training activities with lunch.

We hope you will join us and enjoy the newly renovated rooms and meeting spaces at Cherry Valley Hotel.  Don’t wait, call today to book your room & tell them you are with CCAO!  As an added bonus, if you are looking for a little R & R before or after the training, the hotel is extending their reduced rate of $96 (before tax) a night for 2 days prior and 2 days after the event! (Based on availability.)

We look forward to seeing you Aug. 19 and 20 at Cherry Valley Hotel and don’t forget to register!