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August 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!


    Lake County Commissioners 

    2016 President of the Board
    Judy Moran
    2016 Vice-President of the Board
    Daniel P. Troy
    Kevin D. Malecek
    Emergency Siren Test - 7/13/2016 by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test tomorrow, July 13th, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

    Phone Number 350-2979 Is Currently Not Operational by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, July 05, 2016

     We have been notified by the Telecommunications Department that the “350” prefix ( ie: 350-2979) is currently down and being worked on.

    The “918” (ie: 918-2979) prefix is in working order and can be used the same as the 350. We are working to remedy this issue as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Commissioners Proclaim June 2016 Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution declaring June 2016 Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month in Lake County, Ohio. Ms. Megan Lundblad and Ms. Seana Dailey from the Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter were in attendance to accept the resolution. Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia are the 6th leading cause of death in the country and it cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed down. This is an effort to increase awareness, address this epidemic and support and honor the family members and caregivers struggling with the disease every day.

    Utilities Department Earns Phase 3 Award by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
    During the June 23, 2016 Commissioners Meeting, the Lake County Utilities Department was congratulated on receiving the Director's Phase 3 Award from the "Partnership for Safe Water" for both water treatment plants.

    The Commissioners Meet Service Dog Atticus by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
    During the June 16, 2016 Commissioners Meeting, Judge Colleen Falkowski and handler Magistrate Marie Umholtz introduced 2-year old yellow lab Atticus to the public. Judge Falkowski thanked the Commissioners for their support of the service dog. Atticus will be utilized in all the Common Pleas courts as necessary to help calm people down who are going through stressful situations.