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The Lake County Board of Commissioners

Commissioner 
Ron Young
  Commissioner President 
John R. Hamercheck
Commissioner
John Plecnik

Updated May 6, 2021 – Lake County Building Public Visitors Guidelines

Rules for Orderly Presentation of Public Comment During Lake County Commissioner Meetings

Commissioner Meetings Accessible Online – Watch the meetings Live. Typically on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Please check the Public Meeting Schedule for confirmation.

The Board of County Commissioner meetings will be accessible to the public via the YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5z4YajVK8fUW2B7UVO6Vmw/liveThe Board will continue to monitor state and federal public health guidance while evaluating the timing to reopen the meetings to the general public.

The Board of Lake County Commissioners has both quasi-legislative and quasi-administrative powers and through resolutions adopted during their regular weekly meeting, sets the administrative policy for county government. While the Commissioners have no power to initiate legislation, they do exercise powers granted to them by the Ohio General Assembly through state law.

The Commissioners are responsible for the appropriations of the county tax revenues through the adoption of the annual county budget. The County operates on a January 1 through December 31 fiscal year and must adopt the final budget no later than April 1 of each year. The budget includes appropriations for the numerous county offices, including those offices headed by other elected officials. The Commissioners have the power to levy taxes and to approve the placement of tax levies and bond issues on the ballot for consideration by county voters. The Commissioners also administer all federal grant monies.

The Commissioners hold title to all county-owned property and are responsible for the upkeep. By law, they must provide office space for all county offices. They must build the facilities necessary to house various offices such as the Courtrooms, the Jail, Engineer’s facilities and parking. The Commissioners award all contracts for purchase and construction projects.   

2021 General Fund Budget

2021 Outside the General Fund Budget

Beginning, Friday, September 20, 2019, the Lake County Commissioner’s Office has moved to the new Administration Center located adjacent to the Painesville United Methodist Church. The address is 105 Main Street, 5th Floor, Suite 513, Painesville, Ohio  44077. For more information please call 440-350-2745.

The Board of Lake County Commissioners has both quasi-legislative and quasi-administrative powers and through resolutions adopted during their regular weekly meeting, sets the administrative policy for county government. While the Commissioners have no power to initiate legislation, they do exercise powers granted to them by the Ohio General Assembly through state law.

The Commissioners are responsible for the appropriations of the county tax revenues through the adoption of the annual county budget. The County operates on a January 1 through December 31 fiscal year and must adopt the final budget no later than April 1 of each year. The budget includes appropriations for the numerous county offices, including those offices headed by other elected officials. The Commissioners have the power to levy taxes and to approve the placement of tax levies and bond issues on the ballot for consideration by county voters. The Commissioners also administer all federal grant monies.

The Commissioners hold title to all county owned property and are responsible for the upkeep. By law, they must provide office space for all county offices. They must build the facilities necessary to house various offices such as the Courtrooms, the Jail, Engineer’s facilities and parking. The Commissioners award all contracts for purchase and construction projects.  

Boards & Commissions Expiring in 2021

Boards & Commissions Application Form


2021 Holidays for Which County Offices Are Closed

  • First day of January (Friday, January 1, 2021
  • Third Monday in January (January 18), Martin Luther King Day
  • Third Monday in February (February 15), Presidents Day
  • Last Monday in May (May 31), Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July (Monday, July 5), Independence Day observed
  • First Monday in September (September 6), Labor Day
  • Second Monday in October (October 11), Columbus Day
  • Eleventh day of November (Thursday, November 11), Veterans’ Day
  • Fourth Thursday in November (November 25), Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving Day (November 26)
  • Twenty-fifth day of December (Friday, December 24) , Christmas Day observed

Commissioners Meeting Videos

January 7, 2021 Organizational Meeting

January 7, 2021 Regular Meeting

January 14, 2021 Regular Meeting

January 19, 2021 Regular Meeting

January 28, 2021 Regular Meeting

February 4, 2021 Regular Meeting

February 11, 2021 Regular Meeting

February 18, 2021 Regular Meeting

February 25, 2021 Regular Meeting

March 4, 2021 Regular Meeting

March 11, 2021 Regular Meeting

March 18, 2021 Regular Meeting

March 23, 2021 Regular Meeting

March 25, 2021 Regular Meeting

April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting

April 29, 2021 Regular Meeting

May 6, 2021 Regular Meeting

May 13, 2021 Regular Meeting

May 20, 2021 Regular Meeting

May 27, 2021 Regular Meeting

June 3, 2021 Regular Meeting

June 10, 2021 Regular Meeting

June 17, 2021 Regular Meeting

June 24, 2021 Regular Meeting

June 29, 2021 Regular Meeting

July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting

July 15, 2021 Regular Meeting

July 22, 2021 Regular Meeting

June 29, 2021 Regular Meeting

August 5, 2021 Regular Meeting

August 12, 2021 Regular Meeting

August 17, 2021 Regular Meeting

August 26, 2021 Regular Meeting

September 2, 2021 Regular Meeting – Audio Only

September 16, 2021 Regular Meeting

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Commissioners' Office Resources

NameJob TitlePhoneEmail
Barajas, Alyea440-350-2748[email protected]
Bell, Jennifer440-350-2751[email protected]
Boyd, Jason440-350-2334[email protected]
Hamercheck, John R.440-350-2754[email protected]
Lynce, Natalie440-350-2745[email protected]
Martin, Greg440-350-2541[email protected]
Plecnik, John440-350-2882[email protected]
Russo, Kathleen440-350-2979[email protected]
Tyson, Donna440-350-2271[email protected]
Young, Ron440-350-5812[email protected]
Location NameAddressCityZipcodeWebsitePhone
Lake County Commissioner’s Office105 Main StreetPainesville44077
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