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June 19, 2018

    Welcome to Lake County, Ohio

    Established on March 6, 1840, Lake County encompasses only 228.2 square miles of land, geographically the smallest county in Ohio, but ranks 11th in population with 229,582 residents according to 2012 Census estimates.
    Our northern border consists of approximately 30 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, much of it accessible by the extensive park system, most significantly the largest natural sand beach in the state, which extends for a mile at the centrally located Mentor Headlands Beach State Park.
    This coastal asset puts Lake County in an enviable position for wind energy and water-related activities, and its strategic access to both SR2 and I-90, as well as proximity to Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, has drawn many entrepreneurs from the medical, electrical, adhesive products and other commercial and industrial fields to the area.
    An available trained and competent workforce that is second to none in the region has been critical to that success, and Lakeland Community College, Lake Erie College, and Auburn Career Center offer opportunities for higher education and enrichment and a range of vocational programs that support and replenish that worker supply.
    Recreational activities abound, including the beautiful Classic Park where fans can cheer the Cleveland Indians Class A Affiliate team, the Lake County Captains in an intimate setting, perfect for the family.
    In addition, Lake County is host to three State Nature Preserves, the Arthur C. Holden Arboretum, and a park district, Lake Metroparks, comprised of 36 parks and 8,196 acres.
    Lake County’s reputation in agricultural circles is legendary. Blessed with some of the most fertile soil anywhere, the region earned the distinction as the Nursery Capital of the World, and our award-winning wine industry has ripened as an emerging tourism destination.
    Our commercial, agricultural and industrial bases open many opportunities for a better quality of life and for economic growth.
    Lake County boasts rich cultural heritage and traditions, bountiful natural resources, including two major rivers flowing through the County which provide us with harbors and marinas for shipping and superb recreational opportunities, strong labor and economic capital, committed leadership, and a diverse community of residents who embrace the region as their home with pride as have generations before them.


    Welcome to Lake County, Ohio!

    Sincerely,

    Lake County Commissioners 




    Commissioner President
    John R. Hamercheck
    Commissioner
    Daniel P. Troy
    Commissioner
    Jerry C. Cirino
    Congratulations to Broadmoor Class of 2018!! by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018

    We congratulate the 2018 Broadmoor School graduates Thomas Grilly and Gabrielle Layton. The ceremony was held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. 



    Lake County Honored with United Way Above & Beyond Award by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

    During the May 17, 2018 Commissioners Meeting the Board accepted an Above & Beyond Award from United Way of Lake County on behalf of all the citizens, businesses and organizations in Lake County because they all went above and beyone during this year's Feed Lake County Campaign. This year the campaign brought in 75,277 lbs of food and $40,000. This will provide 220,000 meals for residents in need. Jodi Matsko and Jean Sency from United Way of Lake County presented the award to the Commissioners.

     



    2018 Clean & Green Poster Contest Winners Honored by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Out of over 350 students from 17 schools in Lake County, the Board of Lake County Commissioners presented the awards for this year's Clean & Green Poster Contest Winners during the April 26, 2018 Commissioners Meeting. Congratulations!

    The High School and Overall Winner is Leah Stone from North High School in Eastlake.

    The Elementary School Division Winner is Jade Omerza-Wells from Grant Elementary School in Willoughby.

    The Middle School Division Winner is Gianna Cesari from Ridge Middle School in Mentor.

    Here is the overall winning logo!

     

     



    Foster Parent Recognition Month Proclaimed for May 2018 in Lake County by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

    The Lake County Board of Commissioners proclaimed May 2018 Foster Parent Recognition Month in Lake County. There are 46 foster parents who have opened their hearts and their homes to children going through a very difficult time in their lives. Citizens are encouraged to demonstrate their respect and gratitude for foster parents who unselfishly share their lives and provide safe and loving homes for Lake Coiunty's children. A resolution was presented to Gene Tetrick, Supervisor of Lake County Job & Family Services Foster Care and Adoption Team.

    Please click here to view the resolution.



    Commissioners Proclaim May 2018 Older Americans Month in Lake County by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

    During the month of May, Lake County recognizes 58,000 senior residents who contribute so richly to our community and celebrates the many ways in which these older adults make a difference in our County. Mr. Joseph Tomsick, Chief Executive Director of the Lake County Council on Aging, and Ms. Chris Yano, Fairport Harbor Senior Center Director, were presented with a resolution Proclaming May 2018 Older Americans Month in Lake County, Ohio.

    Please click here to read the resolution.

     



    Commissioners Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Project Hope by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

    During the April 26, 2018, Commissioners Meeting, Project Hope for the Homeless was celebrated on their 25th Anniversary. Project Hope Executive Director Judy Burr was presented with a certificate of appreication for their service to the community.  Project Hope for the Homeless was born and has grown from a temporary, seasonal shelter to a year-round program in a permanent, expanded location offering comprehensive programs that have made a tremendous impact to the lives of members in our community. Project Hope for the Homeless not only provides emergency shelter, but also care and guidance to individuals and families seeking independence, and they continue to expand in order to meet the County’s changing needs.

    Please click here to view the certificate.



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    The 50th Anniversary of the Ohio Scenic Rivers Act Recognized by Commissioners by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners presented Dan Donaldson, Director of the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District, with a resolution recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Ohio Scenic Rivers Act. On February 28, 1968, Ohio became a pioneer in the river preservation movement with the passage of the Ohio Scenic Rivers Act, the first scenic rivers act in the nation, which created a program to preserve and protect rivers throughout the State of Ohio.  In Lake County, the Grand River and Chagrin River were both designated as State Scenic Rivers in the 1970's. 
    Please click here to read the entire resolution.



    Commissioners Declare April 15-May 31, 2018 Clean & Green Lake County by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    During the April 17, 2018 Commissioners Meeting the Board declared April 15 through May 31, 2018 Clean and Green Lake County. The Board encourages residents, businesses and civic organizations to identify areas in their neighborhoods in need of attention and to undertake clean-up activities. The Lake County Solid Waste District has scheduled an Electronics Collection on Saturday, April 28, a Scrap Tire Collection on Saturday, May 5, 2018, and a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, June 9, 2018, to assist residents with their clean-up efforts. Those accepting the resolution were Lisa Siciliano-Miller, Lake County OSU  Extension Director, and Tim Gourley, Lake County Solid Waste Management District Coordinator.
    Click here to read the resolution.







    Commissioners Declare April 2018 Fair Housing Month in Lake County, Ohio by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the passage of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act and the effort to create equal housing opportunities for all people is encouraged at every level of the government. Lake County accords residents with an enhanced quality of life through the development of opportunities in housing, employment, education and services by the implementation of plans to assure all people are afforded their rights. 
    Please click here to view the resolution adopted by the Commissioners during the April 11, 2018 Meeting to Marian Norman, HOME Program Manager and Patricia Kidd, Executive Director of the Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc. WWW.FHRC.ORG   





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