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May 24, 2016

    Welcome to Lake County, Ohio

    Established on March 6, 1840, Lake County encompasses only 228.2 square miles of land, geographically the smallest county in Ohio, but ranks 11th in population with 229,582 residents according to 2012 Census estimates.
    Our northern border consists of approximately 30 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, much of it accessible by the extensive park system, most significantly the largest natural sand beach in the state, which extends for a mile at the centrally located Mentor Headlands Beach State Park.
    This coastal asset puts Lake County in an enviable position for wind energy and water-related activities, and its strategic access to both SR2 and I-90, as well as proximity to Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, has drawn many entrepreneurs from the medical, electrical, adhesive products and other commercial and industrial fields to the area.
    An available trained and competent workforce that is second to none in the region has been critical to that success, and Lakeland Community College, Lake Erie College, and Auburn Career Center offer opportunities for higher education and enrichment and a range of vocational programs that support and replenish that worker supply.
    Recreational activities abound, including the beautiful Classic Park where fans can cheer the Cleveland Indians Class A Affiliate team, the Lake County Captains in an intimate setting, perfect for the family.
    In addition, Lake County is host to three State Nature Preserves, the Arthur C. Holden Arboretum, and a park district, Lake Metroparks, comprised of 36 parks and 8,196 acres.
    Lake County’s reputation in agricultural circles is legendary. Blessed with some of the most fertile soil anywhere, the region earned the distinction as the Nursery Capital of the World, and our award-winning wine industry has ripened as an emerging tourism destination.
    Our commercial, agricultural and industrial bases open many opportunities for a better quality of life and for economic growth.
    Lake County boasts rich cultural heritage and traditions, bountiful natural resources, including two major rivers flowing through the County which provide us with harbors and marinas for shipping and superb recreational opportunities, strong labor and economic capital, committed leadership, and a diverse community of residents who embrace the region as their home with pride as have generations before them.


    Welcome to Lake County, Ohio!

    Sincerely,

    Lake County Commissioners 




    2016 President of the Board
    Judy Moran
    2016 Vice-President of the Board
    Daniel P. Troy
    Commissioner
    Kevin D. Malecek
    Commissioners Proclaim Economic Development Week May 8-14, 2016 by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, May 05, 2016
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners proclaim Economic Development Week May 8-14, 2016. A resolution was presented to Tim Cahill and Peter Zahirsky of the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority. Please click here to view the proclamation.


    Lake County Commissioners Approve Purchase of New Reverse 911 System by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, May 02, 2016
    Lake County residents will soon have a new Reverse 911 system to receive emergency notifications. This is a substantial leap forward to get critical information to Lake County residents in a timely manner. VESTA Alert uses real-time contact information supplied by Lake County residents via its online Self Registration Portal which can be accessed by logging into https://lakecountyohio.onthealert.com. For more information please Click here to view the complete news release. 

    Proclaiming May 2016 Foster Parent Recognition Month by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, April 29, 2016
    During the April 28, 2016, Commissioners' Meeting the Board adopted a resolution proclaiming May 2016 Foster Parent Recognition Month in Lake County, Ohio. A resolution was presented to the Lake County Job and Family Services Director Matt Battiato. A network of foster families is a fundamental part of providing constant nurturing and support to children and families who need time to heal and put their lives back together. To view the entire resolution please click here. 

    2016 Clean and Green Lake County Logo Contest Winners Announced by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, April 22, 2016
    During the April 21, 2016 Commissioners Meeting, the winners of the 2016 Clean and Green Lake County Logo Contest Winners were announced. 
    Overall Winner: Anne Marie Supanick - Grade 8 - All Saints of Saint John Vianney
    Elementary Division Winner: Sara Hussain - Grade 5 - Willoughby/Eastlake School of Innovation
    High School Division Winner: Christina Hansen - Grade 12 - Lake Catholic High School
    Congratulations to all the winners and participants of this years Clean and Green Logo Contest!


    Clean & Green Lake County Proclaimed April 15-May 31, 2016 by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, April 22, 2016
    The Board of Lake County Commissioners hereby proclaims April 15 through May 31, 2016 CLEAN AND GREEN LAKE COUNTY, which includes EARTH DAY on April 22, to encourage the youth and adults in the community-schools, businesses, agencies, and civic organizations-to identify areas in their neighborhoods in need of attention and to undertake clean-up activities. The Resolution was presented to Ms. Beth Bollas, Lake County OSU Extension County Program Assistant, who specializes in Recycling and Solid Waste Education.
    Please click here to view the proclamation.


    New Leadership Takes Charge at the Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, April 08, 2016
    Painesville, OH (March 16, 2016) – The Lake County Department of Utilities is pleased to announce its new leadership team of Randy Rothlisberger as Sanitary Engineer, Matt Armand as Director of Business Operations, and Gary Fedak as Director of Technical Operations. They will take charge in leading the Utility Department into the future after the retirement of Rick Martin as Executive Director on April 1, 2016. Picture: from the left Matt Armand, Randy Rothlisberger and Gary Fedak.  Please click here for the full press release.


    Commissioners Proclaim April 2016 Child Abuse Prevention Month in Lake County by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, April 08, 2016
    The Lake County Commissioners present the Resolution proclaiming April 2016 Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month in Lake County, Ohio to Matt Battiato, Executive Director of the Lake County Job & Family Services Department. Please click here to view the resolution.


    Commissioners Proclaim National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, April 08, 2016
    The Lake County Commissioners present the Resolution proclaiming National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 10-16, 2016, to Mike Warner of the Sheriff's Office Central Communications Division.  Please click here to view the resolution.


    Commissioners Proclaim April 2, 2016 World Autism Day by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, March 25, 2016
    The Lake County Commissioners present the resolution recognizing April 2, 2016 as World Autism Day in Lake County to Ms. Leslie Bloom, Coordinator and Fields Development for Ohio Autism Speaks on March 24, 2016. Please click here to view the resolution.


    Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is March by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, March 25, 2016
    The Lake County Commissioners present the Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (March) Resolution to Special Olympics members of Deepwood MRDD.  Please click here to view the resolution.


    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Commissioners Office by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
    CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK LAKE COUNTY ADMINISTRATION EXPANSION AND RENOVATION Due Date: June 20,...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
    Organic Polyelectrolytes (Polymer) Bid Opening: May 11, 2016, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main Street, Painesvil...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Engineer's Office by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
    State Route 91 Resurfacing Project for Willoughby and Willoughby Hills Bid Opening: May 18, 2016, 1...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
    Nan Linn Waterline Replacement Project #373-W Bid Opening: May 18, 2016, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main Street...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Board of DD Broadmoor School Entrance Renovation Project by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, April 15, 2016
    LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF DD BROADMOOR SCHOOL ENTRANCE RENOVATION PROJECT Bid Opening: April 29, 2016, 1...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, April 01, 2016
    VICTOR DRIVE AND SYLVIA DRIVE WATERLINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT 354-W Bid Opening: April 27, 2016, 11:0...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, April 01, 2016
    CHEMICALS FOR THE LAKE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF UTILITIES Bid Opening: April 20, 2016, 11:00 a.m. 105 M...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016
    FOREST ROAD SANITARY SEWER REHABILITATION PROJECT 375-S Bid Opening: April 20, 2016, 11:00 a.m. 105...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016
    RICHMOND ROAD AND RIVER STREET PUMP STATION IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT 358-S Bid Opening: April 27, 2016,...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Commissioners Office by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, March 25, 2016
    LAKE COUNTY GENERAL FLEET VEHICLE REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE Bid Opening: April 27, 2016, 11:00 a.m. 1...

    Emergency Siren Test 4/13/2016 by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
    Please be advised there will be an audible 

    emergency siren test today, April 13th, 2016, at 

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


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