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The Lake County Board of Commissioners

  Commissioner President 
John R. Hamercheck
Commissioner Vice President
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.   

2022 General Fund Budget

2022 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 2022

Boards & Commissions Application Form

2022 Holidays for Which County Offices Are Closed

  • First day of January (Friday, December 31, 2021), New Year’s Day observed
  • Third Monday in January (January 17), Martin Luther King Day
  • Third Monday in February (February 21), Presidents Day
  • Last Monday in May (May 30), Memorial Day
  • Nineteenth day of June (Monday, June 20), Juneteenth observed
  • Fourth of July (Monday, July 4), Independence Day
  • First Monday in September (September 5), Labor Day
  • Second Monday in October (October 10), Columbus Day
  • Eleventh day of November (Friday, November 11), Veterans’ Day
  • Fourth Thursday in November (November 24), Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving Day (November 25)
  • Twenty-fifth day of December (Monday, December 26), Christmas Day observed


Commissioners Meeting Videos

January 6, 2022 Organizational Meeting

January 6, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

January 13, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

January 20, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

January 27, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

February 3, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

February 10, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

February 17, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

February 24, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

March 3, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

March 10, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

March 17, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

March 24, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

March 31, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

April 7, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

April 14, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

April 21, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

April 28, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

May 5, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

May 12, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

May 19, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

May 26, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

May 31, 2022 Commissioners Special Meeting

June 2, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

June 9, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

June 16, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

June 23, 2022 Commissioners Meeting

June 28, 2022 Commissioners 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]
Location NameAddressCityZipcodeWebsitePhone
Lake County Commissioner’s Office105 Main StreetPainesville44077
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