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2021 CCAO/CEAO Winter Conference

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio and County Engineers Association of Ohio invite you to the 2021 Annual Winter Conference  on Dec. 8 through 10 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.

Registration is now open!  You can register here.  As reminder you must select your number of tickets to complete the registration process.  Don’t delay, register by November 17  to get your early-bird pricing!

If interested in an exhibit booth, click here.  (Note:  this link will take you to the County Engineers Association website.  The County Engineers Association will process exhibitor registrations.)

For sponsorship information click here. To request to host a hospitality room, click here. Please be sure to review the sponsorship opportunity forms for possible discounts on your tradeshow exhibit if you become a sponsor!

The tentative schedule is listed below.

Plan to attend the 2021 Annual Winter Conference and join us in building a bridge to Ohio’s future.

HOTEL UPDATE: The Hyatt is sold out; CCAO/CEAO working on additional rooms

The Hyatt for the 2021 CCAO/CEAO Annual Conference is sold out. Additional rooms now available at the Sheraton.   You may now make reservations at Sheraton Reservations.  I will send an eblast out too.  Thanks – and thanks for the patience on the book as I waded thru this mess these last few days.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

9:30 – 10:30                County Interactive Display Dedication at the Statehouse
11:00 – 12:45              New Member Orientation w/ Lunch
11:30 – 12:55              CCAO Board Meeting w/ Lunch
1:00 – 2:20                  Where are the Workers?: Addressing Workforce Challenges in an Evolving Climate
1:00 – 2:20                  ARPA & Federal Procurement Procedures
1:00 – 2:20                  Stepping Up: An Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illness in Jails
2:30 – 3:30                  CCAO/CEAO General Session
3:40 – 4:45                  By the Numbers: A Review of County Revenue Trends and Census Data
3:40 – 4:45                  Ohio’s Election Administration (Panel with SOS and OAEO)
3:40 – 4:45                  Communications & Branding: Telling Your County Story
5:00 – 7:30                  CCAO/CEAO Reception in Trade Show (with lawmakers invited)

Thursday, December 9, 2021
8:30 – 9:40                  The Future of Solar Projects in Ohio (Solar Panel)
8:30 – 9:40                  Cyber Security: What You Need to Know
8:30 – 9:40                  Redevelopment and Revitalization: Economic Development Programs (SE Ohio Development and JOBS Ohio)
8:30 – 9:40                  Exploring the Children Services Landscape Roundtable (Small Roundtable Discussion — Children Services: Overall state picture & how to manage caseloads)
9:45 – 11:30                CCAO Annual Membership Business Meeting
11:45 – 1:15                CCAO/CEAO Luncheon
1:30 – 2:30                  Innovation in Broadband Development (Broadband Success: Washington County, et al)
1:30 – 2:30                  Partnerships in Mental Health (State Director – funding opportunities and partnership opportunities)
1:30 – 2:30                  The Evolution of Workplace Culture
1:30 – 2:30                  CCAO/CEAO Joint Session: Petition Ditch
2:30 – 3:30                  CCAO/CEAO Ice Cream Social
3:15 – 4:30                  Prenatal to Three Learning Community Meeting
3:30 – 4:30                  OSU Extension Partnership Session
3:30 – 4:45                  Express Idea Exchange

  1. HR & Collective Bargaining
  2. Law Enforcement & Jails
  3. SB 52: Locating Solar & Wind
  4. Jail Construction
  5. EMS Provided by Counties
  6. Water & Sewer Projects
  7. County Budgeting
  8. ARPA Allowable Uses

4:30 – 5:00                  Area 7 Consortium Meeting
5:00 – 6:00                  CCAO/CEAO Reception (with lawmakers invited)
6:00 – 8:00                  CCAO/CEAO Banquet (with lawmakers invited
8:30 – 11:00                Family Feud

Friday, December 10, 2021
8:00 to 8:45                CCAO/CEAO District Meetings
9:00 to 9:55                CCAO Policy Team Update
10:00 to 10:55            Legislative Engagement Panel (advice from formers)
11:00 to noon             ARPA Roundtable Discussion
1:00 – 4:00                  CCAO/CEAO Public Records Training

Click here to access CEAO’s website with conference information, including exhibitor information and a trade show diagram.