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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


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

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 

    Cover of FHI report with EKG line over map of OhioThe State of Ohio Auditor's Office released their 2015 financial health indicators for all counties and Lake County is happy to announce that we received a "Positive Outlook" or green rating for 17 out of 17 indicators or 100%. Approximately 80% of Ohio counties received at least one yellow indicator.
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    Link to the Ohio State Auditor's Office.

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    During the March 7, 2017, Commissioners Meeting the Board of Lake County Commissioners recognized the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood on the 50th Anniversary of Ohio County Boards of Developmental Disabilities. Director of Volunteer and Professional Services for the Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood Ms. Beth Falkner Brown and participants in the Laketran Employment Program were present to accept the resolution.
    Please click here to view the resolution in its entirety.

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    The Amvets Post 1971, Perry High School and Perry High School Alumni Association are working together in conjunction with The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration in an effort to bring the Vietnam Moving Wall to Perry September 20-25, 2017, to honor those in our communities who have served. For more information please contact the Amvets Post 1971 at 440-259-5528.
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    The Lake County Board of Commissioners welcomed Joe Tomsick of the Lake County Council on Aging, Spence Kline from Beacon Health, Cristen Kane from RSVP and Silvia Orsulic-Jeras from Benjamin Rose Institute, who discussed their Senior Citizen Collaboration Projects  that were recently awarded via the senior levy. The Council on Aging and Beacon Health teamed up to address in-home behavioral health assessments, and RSVP and BRI partnered on a Music and Memory program for those with dementia. For more information please contact Senior Services Coordinator Alyea Barajas at 440-350-2745 or [email protected].
    RSVP & Benjamin Rose Institute News Release
    Council on Aging & Beacon Health News Release

    From the left: Spence Kline, Silvia Orsulic-Jeras, Commissioner Daniel Troy, Cristen Kane, Joe Tomsick, Commissioner Jerry Cirino and Commissioner Hamercheck.

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    The Lake County Building Department is honored as the 2016 recipient of the Ohio Board of Building Standard’s David A. Smith Award for Innovation.
    The award is presented annually to recognize an Ohio certified building department that has demonstrated exemplary customer service, dedication to public service and has furthered the Board’s mission and goals.
    Congratulations to the Lake County Building Department!  
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    At the December 29, 2016 Commissioners Meeting the Lake County Board of Commissioners honored the Building Department for earning the 2016 David A. Smith, Jr. Award for Building Department Excellence.  There are approximately 400 full service building departments in the State of Ohio, and of these, 9 nominations were received for this year's award. The winner was selected after a review of the departments' performance, contacting building contractors, and conducting "secret shopper" calls to the departments.
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    Commissioner Troy, Patrick Barnes Inspector, Building Permit/Inspection Coordinator Rose Ann Kundtz, Chief Building Official David Strichko, Commissioner Moran and Commissioner Malecek. 

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    “Be a Santa to a Senior” is a national campaign sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care that partners with local non-profit and community organizations designed to bring cheer to lonely and needy seniors by providing gifts and human interaction to our respected and admired elders.  This popular holiday campaign has delivered more than 12,000 gifts to local senior citizens and more than 1.2 million nationwide.

    To participate, holiday shoppers are invited to pick an ornament inscribed with the first name of the recipient from Christmas trees located at participating merchants in Lake County.  Many of the elderly identified to receive gifts are on fixed incomes who request merely simple personal care supplies and may receive no other gifts during the season.  The “Be a Santa to a Senior Program” offers participants the rewards of granting the humble wishes of these valued members of our community and making a positive impact on their lives. For more information contact 440-257-5800.
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    The Lake County Board of Commissioners presented a proclamation declaring December "Be a Santa to a Senior Month" in Lake County, Ohio, to Valorie Armstrong, the Program Director, during the November 22, 2016 Meeting.

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    The Lake County Board of Commissioners proclaims November as National Adoption Awareness Month. November is a month dedicated to recognizing the stories of youth in foster care who are in need of permanency.  Children often enter into foster care due to a background of abuse or neglect.  While it is preferable for children to reunite with their birth family, too often, circumstances are not ideal.  When reunion with their parents is not possible, children need loving families where they can find security and stability and adoptive parents can provide that very basic comfort each child deserves. Please click here to view the entire resolution. Please click here to read the entire resolution.

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     During the October 27, 2016 Commissioners Meeting the Board adopted a resolution proclaiming Manufacturing Month in Lake County. The resolution was presented to representatives of the AWT Foundation. Lake County is home to numerous world renowned manufacturers which represent the economic backbone of our region, employing thousands of Lake County residents and contributing daily to the vitality of our economy and the economic health of our community. Over 670,000 Ohioans are employed in manufacturing, nearly 13 percent of Ohio’s total employment and nearly 18 percent of employment in Lake County, Ohio. Please click here to view the resolution.

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    Please be advised there will be an audible 

    emergency siren test today, October 12th, 2016, at 

    11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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