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Lake County, Ohio - Commissioners



Commissioner Vice President
Ron Young
  Commissioner President 
John R. Hamercheck
Jerry C. Cirino

Updated May 28, 2020 - Lake County Building Public Visitors Guidelines


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 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.   


2020 General Fund Budget

2020 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.

Boards & Commissions Expiring in 2020

2020 Holidays for Which County Offices Are Closed
  • First day of January (Wednesday, January 1, 2020)
  • Third Monday in January (January 20), Martin Luther King Day
  • Third Monday in February (February 17), Presidents Day
  • Last Monday in May (May 25), Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July (Friday, July 3), Independence Day observed
  • First Monday in September (September 7), Labor Day
  • Second Monday in October (October 12), Columbus Day
  • Eleventh day of November (Wednesday, November 11), Veterans' Day 
  • Fourth Thursday in November (November 26), Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving Day (November 27)
  • Twenty-fifth day of December (Friday, December 25) , Christmas Day

Commissioners Meeting Videos

September 17, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

September 10, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

September 3, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

August 27, 2020 Commissioners Meeting - Recorder's Meeting

August 20, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

August 13, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

August 6, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

July 30, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

July 23, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

July 9, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

July 2, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

June 25, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

June 18, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

June 11, 2020 Commissioners Meeting - Audio Only

June 4, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

May 28, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

May 21, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

May 14, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

May 7, 2020 - Commissioners Meeting

April 30, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 

April 23, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 

April 16, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 

April 9, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 

April 2, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 

March 24, 2020 Commissioners Meeting 


    The Lake County Board of Commissioners presented a service award to Guy Rigsby, Senior Radio Technician,
     for 25 years of service in the Telecommunications Department!  
    Congratulations Guy!

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    NEWS RELEASE                                                                   
    CONTACT:  TERRY KENT, (440) 350-2436


    April 30, 2015



    May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and Lake County General Health District is encouraging all residents to take action to prevent Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is a sickness caused by the bite of a blacklegged or deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) that carries the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium.

    In the United States over the last few years, there has been a steady increase in the number of reported cases of Lyme disease.  Lyme disease is common in the Northeastern and upper Midwestern United States.  Ohio is located between these two areas.  Since 2010, the number of blacklegged ticks in Ohio have increased particularly in wooded areas.   

    Typical symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, headache, tiredness and a characteristic “bull’s-eye” skin rash.  If left untreated, infection can spread to the joints, heart and nervous system, causing long-term medical problems.  Your healthcare provider will tell you if you have Lyme disease based on symptoms, and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks.  A blood test may also be taken.  Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics, but there is no vaccine for Lyme disease.  Dogs can also get Lyme disease.  Humans cannot get Lyme disease from dogs; but dogs can carry ticks that have Lyme disease into the home.  A Lyme disease vaccine is available for dogs through your veterinarian.

    “There are several steps we can take to prevent Lyme Disease, as well as other diseases caused by the bites of ticks and mosquitoes,” commented Terry Kent, Environmental Health Supervisor at Lake County General Health District.  If you are going to be in a wooded or forested area, Kent suggests taking the following steps:

    ·         White or light clothing is recommended as it is easier to spot any ticks.  Shirts and T-shirts should be tucked into your pants and socks pulled up over the bottom of the pants.

    ·         Wear insect repellent on your bare skin or wear clothes that have repellent built-in. Make sure that the repellent you’re using contains 20% or more of the active ingredient (like DEET).

    ·         Help younger kids apply repellent and keep it away from eyes, mouth and hands.

    ·         Avoid taking short cuts through thick brush and grass.

    ·         Check for ticks at the end of each day before returning to your home. Pets should also be checked.

    ·         Take a shower.  It will help wash off the ticks you can’t see.

    ·         Remove any attached tick as soon as you notice it by grasping with tweezers, as close to the skin as possible, and pulling it straight out. 

    For more information on Lyme Disease, visit or call Terry at (440) 350-2436. 


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    HEALTH NOTES                            
     CONTACT:  Judi Waite, (440) 350 2452 
    April 27, 2015    



    The Lake County General Health District located at One Victoria Square, Suite 215, Painesville, Ohio 44077 is offering the following clinics.  Please call for an appointment at (440) 350-2554 and for location information.

    Child Immunizations ONLY Clinics:   
    • 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., May 5 at Willowick Senior Citizens Center, 321 E. 314th St. Willowick 
    • 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., May 11
    • 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., May 18
    • 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., May 20 at the Mentor Community Center (above the Ice Arena), 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060
    Adult Immunization Clinics:
    • 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., May 8
    • 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., May 22

    Call for an appointment at (440) 350-2554.

    Walk-in Clinics

    TB Testing:
    • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., May 1
    • 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., May 12 at the Willoughby Senior Center, 38032 Brown Ave., Willoughby, Ohio 44094 
    • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., May 15
    HIV Testing:
    • 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays

    For more information, call (440) 350-5891.

    Project DAWN (Overdose Education and Prevention with Naloxone Distribution)
    • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., May 12 and May 19

    For more information, call (440) 350-5891.

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    Lakeland Community College Hosts a Career Fair on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Call 440-525-7222 for more information or click here to view the flyer.

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    A map of all current load restricted Lake County system bridges (structures with a clear crossing span of 10’ or greater) is attached. 




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    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute today released the sixth year of the County Health Rankings, a comprehensive report that ranks the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states by using a standard way to measure how healthy people are and how long they live. Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) is pleased that Lake County continues to be in the top tier of Ohio counties for Health Outcomes and Health Factors.   CLICK HERE...

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    The Lake County Board of Commissioners declared
     April Child Abuse Prevention Month
    in Lake County!  
    Please click the links below to support the efforts 
    of the Job and Family Services
     Children Services Division.

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    The Lake County Board of Commissioners proclaimed
    February 23-28  
    Lake County Saves Week.

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    The Lake County Board of Commissioners declared the month of March, "CAN DO LIKE YOU" month in Lake County,
    recognizing Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
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    Pictured at left are Commissioners Kevin D. Malecek, Daniel P. Troy, and Judy Moran with Melissa Welch, Kayla Taylor and Miranda Schauer,  participants in the Employment Experience Program at Broadmoor School .  The students were attending the County Commissioners meeting February 26 to recognize Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month .

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