Meet the commissioners, executives, and council members leading Ohio’s 88 counties and working to build a stronger Ohio.

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Commissioners Handbook

The Commissioners Handbook is your resource for understanding the basics of the roles, responsibilities, and powers that come with a position of leadership in county government.

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State Advocacy

CCAO Members, along with the policy team, work to advance issues important to counties in front of both the General Assembly and the Executive Branch.

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Explore our programs including liability coverage through CORSA, employee benefits through CEBCO, retirement plans with OCERP, and more.

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Funding Opportunities

Grant programs run by the state or federal government are a vital way for counties to supplement their budgets for specific purposes. CCAO keeps a dedicated page for counties to learn about ongoing opportunities to bring funding to their communities.

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Joint Committee on Property Taxation Review and Reform

Updated: February 28th

As the Joint Committee on Property Taxation Review and Reform continues its work in the legislature, CCAO will share materials shared with the committee here, including links to recordings of its hearings. This page will be updated after each hearing.

CCAO releases analysis of CCAO-BSSA Jail Project Survey

Jail project survey shows more than $2.2 billion needed for jail projects across the state, as increasing inmate populations with drug addiction issues, mental health conditions, and female inmates drive need for new and improved facilities.

Thank you for attending the 2023 CCAO / CEAO Winter Conference!

Attendees heard from Rear Admiral Peter Cressy on leadership styles, learned about emerging county issues such as community solar, adult-use cannabis, cyber security, and more, and had a chance to talk with legislative leaders such as Speaker of the House Jason Stephens and Senate Majority Whip Theresa Gavarone.

Issue Spotlight: Property Tax Reduction Factors

Issue Spotlight takes a deep dive into an important issue facing counties today. In this installment, we provide a brief explainer regarding the complex mechanism of property tax reduction factors.

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 April 2024 
  • Embassy Suites, Columbus Airport

    April 25 (8:00AM EDT) - 26 (4:00PM EDT), 2024

  • Embassy Suites, Columbus Airport

    April 25 (8:00AM EDT) - 26 (4:00PM EDT), 2024

April 24, 2024
10:00AM - 11:00AM EDT

Webinar: Funding for Broadband Projects


April 25 (8:00AM EDT) - 26 (4:00PM EDT), 2024

CEBCO Board Retreat

Embassy Suites, Columbus Airport

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