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Harrison County Union County Huron County Highland County Cuyahoga County Seneca County Coshocton County Ashtabula County Auglaize County Williams County Belmont County Sandusky County Geauga County Morgan County Gallia County Clark County Logan County Wood County Washington County Noble County Columbiana County Champaign County Brown County Jackson County Van Wert County Pickaway County Delaware County Lorain County Butler County Henry County
Marion County Stark County Crawford County Summit County Licking County Ross County Tuscarawas County Ottawa County Lawrence County Fayette County Muskingum County Medina County Vinton County Jefferson County Wayne County Richland County Lucas County Greene County Lake County Hamilton County Mercer County Hocking County Montgomery County Pike County Perry County Clinton County Mahoning County Portage County Allen County
Hardin County Scioto County Fairfield County Adams County Putnam County Athens County Carroll County Meigs County Darke County Monroe County Preble County Warren County Paulding County Erie County Madison County Franklin County Shelby County Knox County Trumbull County Hancock County Clermont County Miami County Ashland County Holmes County Morrow County Fulton County Wyandot County Defiance County Guernsey County

MEETINGS & EVENTS

CCAO LOBBYING TASKFORCE

May 26 at 8 AM
Conference call

JOINT MEETING OF THE CCAO AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE AND WATER QUALITY TASK FORCE

June 2 at 9:45 AM
Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network
Start at Kurt Farms, 4291 SR 68, Hardin County (Dunkirk)

CCAO LOBBYING TASKFORCE

June 9 at 8 AM
Conference call

CEBCO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

June 9 at 10 AM
CCAO Offices, 209 E. State Street, Columbus

CORSA HR HOTLINE: WHAT ISSUES ARE TRENDING? WEBINAR

June 14 at 9:30 AM
A CCAO Second Wednesday Webinar

CCAO GENERAL GOVERNMENT AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

June 15 at 1 PM
CCAO Offices, 209 E. State Street, Columbus

CCAO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

June 16 at 10 AM
CCAO Offices, 209 E. State Street, Columbus

CCAO LOBBYING TASKFORCE

June 23 at 8 AM
Conference call

CORSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

June 23 at 10 AM
CCAO Offices, 209 E. State Street, Columbus

NW OHIO COMMISSIONERS AND ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION QUARTERLY MEETING

June 26 at 10 AM
Mount Gilead State Park - Shelter #1, 4119 State Route 95, Morrow County (Mount Gilead)

NACo ANNUAL CONFERENCE

July 21-24
Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street, Franklin County (Columbus), O-H-I-O

CCAO/CEAO ANNUAL WINTER CONFERENCE

December 10-12, 2017
Hyatt Regency/Greater Columbus Convention Center, 350/400 N. High Street, Columbus

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What's New?

MEETING REQUIRED WITH YOUR BOARD OF ELECTIONS TO IDENTIFY YOUR COUNTY'S ELECTION EQUIPMENT NEEDS

Last week, the Secretary of State issued Advisory 2017-04 to all county board of elections directing them to meet with their county commissioners or council members prior to June 1 to discuss the county's need for new voting equipment. When talking to members of the OGA and the Administration about this issue, we are continually asked the same question: "What will be the cost?" This meeting is a critical step in helping us answer that question. Read more...

PRATT PROMOTED TO CLAIMS TECHNICIAN

Congratulations to Curt Pratt who has been promoted to claims technician on the CORSA claims team. His new job duties include providing administrative support, data management and financial functions for the CORSA claims team; providing customer service and technical support to CORSA members; and adjusting routine first and third-party claims. Curt has a B.S. in Journalism and Public Relations from Ohio University.

UPDATE: MEDICAID MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION SALES TAX REPLACEMENT REVENUE

As CCAO continues to meet with the Senate, we are receiving mixed responses. While there is an understanding of the issue and a willingness to look at it, some members are interpreting the addition of funds to hold counties and transit authorities harmless as a tax increase over what it currently in the budget. It is critical that you continue one-on-one conversations with your senator(s) to explain what this revenue means for your county and reiterate that we are not looking for additional revenue - just seeking to replace what we have been receiving - roughly $207 million per year. Read more...

BUDGET WATCH

Legislators in the House passed their version of the SFY 2018/2019 state operating budget (HB 49) on May 2. The Statehouse Report discusses how they addressed CCAOs top priorities. While some of the challenges counties face were addressed, there is still a lot of work to do as the bill moves over to the Senate.

MEDICAID MANAGED CARE SALES TAX ADVOCACY

Over 60 counties have passed resolutions asking the state to protect counties from the negative effects of the Medicaid MCO sales tax loss. Click on our advocacy checklist to see how you can advocate for your county or check out our Medicaid MCO materials to learn more about this important issue. Have you passed your resolution? If so please send to Curt Pratt.  

FRANKLIN COUNTY TO HOST NACo 2017!

Franklin County Commissioners John O’Grady, Marilyn Brown and Kevin Boyce are proud to host the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference on July 21-24 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, O-H…I-O! This is a great opportunity to attend an annual conference right in your backyard and share buckeye hospitality with your peers from across the country. Register early to get your first choice of hotels and mobile workshops.

2017-2018 CCAO LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM AND PRIORITY ISSUES

CCAO's 2017-2018 Legislative Program emphasizes our top policy issues in these key areas: 
   •  Medicaid Managed Care Organization Sales Tax
   •  Opiate Epidemic
   •  Voting Equipment 
   •  Indigent Defense

OHIO COUNTIES MATTER

Ohio Counties Matter was created by CCAO for members to educate the public on the vital services counties offer, including providing justice and public safety services, workforce preparedness, protecting children from abuse and neglect, administering elections, serving vulnerable Ohioans and maintaining roads and bridges, and more. Read more...