County Commissioners Association of Ohio - 88 CCAO - Serving Ohio Counties Since 1880
Union County Montgomery County Geauga County Ross County Cuyahoga County Ottawa County Sandusky County Mercer County Mahoning County Highland County Henry County Williams County Jackson County Brown County Muskingum County Hardin County Athens County Clinton County Marion County Harrison County Summit County Licking County Wood County Washington County Medina County Morrow County Putnam County Fairfield County Scioto County Paulding County
Defiance County Crawford County Fayette County Franklin County Auglaize County Carroll County Hocking County Belmont County Knox County Jefferson County Vinton County Holmes County Huron County Ashland County Clermont County Coshocton County Pike County Pickaway County Miami County Hamilton County Lawrence County Wyandot County Columbiana County Richland County Butler County Van Wert County Madison County Meigs County Champaign County
Allen County Noble County Warren County Portage County Greene County Lucas County Adams County Stark County Wayne County Trumbull County Shelby County Morgan County Lorain County Logan County Lake County Ashtabula County Erie County Tuscarawas County Hancock County Clark County Guernsey County Gallia County Perry County Monroe County Preble County Darke County Delaware County Fulton County Seneca County

MEETINGS & EVENTS

CCAO LOBBYING TASK FORCE

August 18 at 8 AM
Conference call

CORSA ANNUAL MEETING

August 25 at 9:30 AM
Doubletree Columbus-Worthington, 175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus

CCAO BUDGET BRIEFING AND VOTING EQUIPMENT EXPO

August 28
Warren County Administration Building, 406 Justice Drive, Lebanon

WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE FOR OHIO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, COUNTY EXECUTIVES AND COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS

August 29
The Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, DC

CCAO SMALL COUNTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

September 6 10 AM
CCAO Offices, 209 E. State Street, Columbus

NW OHIO COMMISSIONERS AND ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION QUARTERLY MEETING

September 11
Ottawa County (Put-in-Bay)

CCAO BUDGET BRIEFING AND VOTING EQUIPMENT EXPO

September 12
Olde Dutch Restaurant, 12791 OH-664, Logan

STEPPING UP: PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO SHUTTING THE REVOLVING DOOR OF JAIL AND MENTAL ILLNESS

September 13 at 9:30 AM
A CCAO Second Wednesday Webinar

CCAO BUDGET BRIEFING

September 18
Wood County Administration Building, One Courthouse Square, Bowling Green

CCAO BUDGET BRIEFING

September 21 
CCAO Offices, 209 E. State Street, Columbus

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CLERKS AND ENGINEERS ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS (CCC/EAPA) REGIONAL TRAINING

September 22 at 10 AM
CCAO Offices, 209 E. State Street, Columbus

CCAO BUDGET BRIEFING AND VOTING EQUIPMENT EXPO

September 26
Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster
Note: Rescheduled from August 29 due to a schedule conflict with the White House Conference and Tour

CCAOSC ENERGY PROGRAM ANNUAL MEETING

October 25 at 10 AM
CCAO Offices, 209 E. State Street, Columbus

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?

MCO SALES TAX AMENDMENT UPDATE

As you know, the House voted to override the Governor's veto of the MCO budget amendment and we have been waiting for the Senate to concur with that vote. CCAO has been told that the Senate plans to return to session to address the House's veto overrides on August 22 at 1:30 PM. We ask that all CCAO members refocus their advocacy efforts for the MCO amendment so that we can have a favorable outcome on August 22. It's extremely important that we continue to communicate with the Senate so that they do not lose steam on this issue! Read more...

CCAO BUDGET BRIEFINGS AND VOTING EQUIPMENT EXPOS

Mark your calendars, register and plan to attend one of CCAO's five budget briefings held around the state for county commissioners, county executives and county council members, their chief staff members and OSU Extension. This year, our program will include presentations from CCAO's policy team on the budget, updates from CCAO's service programs, CORSA and CEBCO along with highlights from representatives from OSU Extension and the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Read more...

HOUSE OVERRIDES VETO OF MCO SALES TAX AMENDMENT FOR COUNTIES AND TRANSIT AUTHORITIES!

In a bipartisan vote of 87-10, the Ohio House completed an override of the Governor's veto of a state budget provision aimed at addressing counties and transit authorities' lost revenue from the elimination of the sales tax on MCO's. Please convey to House members our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to representatives who stood with us! The MCO amendment requires the Senate to come back to the Statehouse and agree with the House's override. Contact your Senators - urge them to support the override! Read more...

VETO MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR KASICH

Governor Kasich's veto message includes a veto of the amendment that would have addressed local sales tax losses from the Medicaid MCO sales tax. Click here to view the Governor's message (go to item #33 on page 24). DON'T LET THIS ISSUE FADE! Read more...

MEDICAID MCO SALES TAX ADVOCACY INFORMATION

The Senate has not confirmed when they will return to address the veto overrides passed in the House. However, they do have a couple "if needed" session dates scheduled. We cannot let up on our advocacy! The Governor's office is continuing to talk with the Senate to encourage them to uphold the Governor's veto. Read more...

VOICE OF COUNTY LEADERSHIP - TIM BUBB, LICKING COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Photo of Tim BubbLicking County Commissioner Tim Bubb spent nearly 20 years in radio, and, when you talk to him, it is immediately clear why. He speaks in an articulate, deliberate manner resonated by a deep baritone, and you get the impression that even listening to him order a pizza would be compelling. But that is only part of his story. His varied experience and careers paved the path to his current role as a county commissioner, where he has helped spearhead change and significant economic growth in Licking County. Read more... 

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...