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CCAO and Comm-Core Announce Strategic Partnership

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Comm-Core, a leading innovator in IP-based hosted voice and data solutions, VoIP, and surveillance systems. This collaboration is set to enhance the service offerings available to Ohio counties, helping them better serve their residents through advanced technology solutions.

ClearGov named Strategic Service Partner of CCAO

The partnership expands access to the company’s innovative budgeting solutions to Ohio counties looking to modernize their budgeting process.

Joint Committee on Property Taxation Review and Reform

Updated: May 16

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.

Isaac Stretch joins CCAO team

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) announces Isaac Stretch has joined CCAO as their new Senior Accountant. Stretch has taken the place of Brandy Allen, who has moved on to become a Claims Representative for the County Risk Sharing Authority (CORSA). He is responsible for handling vendor payments, banking transactions, conference registrations and billing. He also provides support for financial reporting and audits as well as customer service.

Swing for Scholarships: The County Classic Golf Outing

Step onto the lush greens of Safari Golf Club in Powell, Ohio, and immerse yourself in a day of swings, putts, and camaraderie for a noble cause. The annual County Classic Golf Outing, organized by the CCAO Research and Educational Foundation, promises a day of fun-filled competition while supporting the dreams of aspiring students across Ohio.

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.

CCAO, OACBHA Joint Recommendation on Changing ADAMH Board Governing Board Size

Counties now have more flexibility regarding the size of ADAMH Boards. Read on to see recommendations from both CCAO and the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA).

Issue Spotlight: Property Tax Basics and Commissioner Rollbacks

Issue Spotlight takes a deep dive into an important issue facing counties today. In this installment, we begin a look at property taxation with important definitions to know and a highlight of the authority that the board of commissioners has to rollback inside millage.

Issue Spotlight: Next Generation 9-1-1 Changes

Issue Spotlight takes a deep dive into an important issue facing counties today. In this installment, we discuss the changes made in the latest state budget to implement the Next Generation 9-1-1 system and requirements that counties must meet.

Webinar: State Budget Overview on August 1

CCAO's Policy Team will host a webinar on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM. Register today!

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.

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.

Mitigation of Cyber and Driving Risks

Written by Frank Hatfield, CORSA Risk Manager