County Commissioners' Association of Ohio - 88 CCAO - Serving Ohio Counties Since 1880

The County Commissioners and County Engineers Associations of Ohio will host our  Annual Winter Conference and Trade Show on December 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency, 350 N. High Street, in downtown Columbus. Join your colleagues to discuss innovative ways to enhance local government to better serve Ohio's counties.



Sunday trade show reception - Join your friends and dance to the music during our opening reception in the trade show located in Battelle Grand Hall (Hyatt 3rd floor)! After the reception, you still have time to explore the Arena District and Short North for dinner with friends.

Monday Afternoon Ice Cream Social - All conference registrants are invited to stop by the trade show on Monday to top off your lunch with ice cream and toppings and a chance to say "thank you" to the exhibitors for participating in the conference.

Monday Reception and Banquet - You've had a busy day. Join your colleagues and enjoy a reception and dinner with a beautiful view of the Columbus skyline.

Recognition of David Brooks and Brad Cole at the trade show reception - CCAO/CEAO will recognize and thank retiring CCAO staff members David Brooks, Managing Director of Property and Liability Insurance, and Brad Cole, Managing Director of Research, during the trade show reception. Brad Cole plans to retire at the end of February, while David Brooks plans to retire in July. Both Brad and Dave have touched many lives in the CCAO/CEAO county family. All conference attendees are welcome to attend the reception to thank Brad and Dave for their service to county government.

Monday Night Game Night Don’t miss an evening of family feud with your county family!  Are you up for the challenge? Organize a team with your favorite co-workers for a memorable game at the conference! Contact Mary Jane Neiman, CCAO public relations associate, with the names of your team members.



CCAO Sessions
•   Legislative Update
•   Budgeting Tips
•   Nutrient Overloading and its Effect on the Environment 
•   Energy Development Briefing
•   Understanding the County Dynamics at the National Policy Level
•   Judicial Branch Funding
•   Reconnecting the State/County Partnership
•   Express Idea Exchange  
    Project Collaboration
    Human Services
    Doing Cost Allocation Well and What's in it for Your County?
    Small County Challenges
Wellness: How it Impacts the Bottom Line?
    Opiate Epidemic Best Practices
    Economic Development: Opportunities, Challenges and Trends
•   Building Opportunity Through Civil Discourse
•   CORSA Law Enforcement Decision Based Simulator Debut
•   Certified Public Records/Sunshine Law Training for Elected Officials

Joint CCAO/CEAO Sessions

•   Smart Mobility 101: Smart Counties/Cities Improve Lives
•   Retirement Readiness

CEAO Sessions

Affiliate Programs



Registration location:
Sunday, December 10 and Monday, December 11 - in the back of the trade show located in Battelle Grand
Tuesday, December 12 - Hyatt Regency Franklin Foyer.


Registration forms
Commissioner, engineer, county 
staff and vendor
Affiliate members (county officials and staff that are not members of an affiliate cannot register as an affiliate. Vendors cannot register as an affiliate)
Spouse/guest (vendors may not register as a spouse/guest)

Trade show, sponsorship and hospitality suite information
•   Trade show information and registration form
•   Trade show online registration
•   Trade show booth layout
•   Sponsorship form
•   Hospitality suite form

As a courtesy to CCAO/CEAO, we request that companies refrain from entertaining conference registrants during the banquet on Monday evening of the conference.  We have set aside Sunday evening after 7 PM for companies to have an opportunity to entertain and explore the Columbus area.



Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH  43215, 888/421-1442. All educational sessions and hospitality suites will be held at the Hyatt. Room rate: $133 single/double/triple/quad. Hyatt reservation cut-off date: November 17.



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