Skip to main content
Lake County, Ohio - Commissioners




Daniel P. Troy
Commissioner President 
John R. Hamercheck
Jerry C. Cirino

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.   



2018 Holidays for Which County Offices Are Closed 


                First day of January (Monday, January 1, 2018)

                Third Monday in January (January 15), Martin Luther King Day

                Third Monday in February (February 19), Presidents Day

                Last Monday in May (May 28), Memorial Day

                Fourth of July (Wednesday, July 4), Independence Day

                First Monday in September (September 3), Labor Day

                Second Monday in October (October 8), Columbus Day

                Eleventh day of November (Monday, November 12), Veterans' Day observed

                Fourth Thursday in November (November 22), Thanksgiving Day

                Friday after Thanksgiving Day (November 23)
                Twenty-fifth day of December (Tuesday, December 25)



    Entries for October 2015



    The Lake County Hazard Mitigation Core Planning Committee will be conducting a meeting concerning the updating of the Lake County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

    This plan identifies the hazards to which Lake County is susceptible as well as a variety of projects that can be undertaken to lessen the effects of those hazards. The public is invited to attend this meeting to be held at the Lake County Emergency Operations Center at 8505 Garfield Road, Mentor, OH 44060, on November 3, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.

    The Lake County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan was developed in 2005 per federal requirements in Section 322 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as enacted by Section 104 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    Actions: E-mail | Permalink |
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners proclaims Manufacturing Month in October in Lake County. Nearly 20% of employment in Lake County Ohio is manufacturing, which is the economic backbone of our region contributing to the vitality and economic health of our community.
    Please click here to see the full resolution.

    [Read the rest of this article...]

    Actions: E-mail | Permalink |

    Entries for October 2015

    No Articles Found.

    No Articles Found.