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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Seven Ohio County Officials visited the White House for Communities in Action: Building a Better Ohio

Seven county officials from Ohio traveled to the White House to participate in Communities in Action: Building A Better Ohio on September 7. The event highlighted how recently passed federal legislation is affecting the state and local communities.


OneOhio direct payments approved uses reminder

As the first direct payment to local governments from the Distributor Opiate Settlement has been distributed, CCAO is reminding members of the approved uses for settlement dollars.


CCAO applauds historic investment in Appalachian Ohio, primary election funding

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) commends and sincerely thanks the members of the Ohio General Assembly for their support of House Bill 377, which among other provisions, enacts Governor DeWine’s historic proposal for investing in Appalachian Ohioan provides funding to counties for the August 2nd primary election.


State capital appropriations bill continues strong support for county jails

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) deeply appreciates the inclusion of $50 million for county jail facilities in the state capital appropriations substitute bill released today.

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 September 2022 
December 7-9, 2022

CCAO/CEAO Winter Conference

Hyatt Regency Columbus