The three member Board of County Commissioners forms the main administrative agency of the county.
Commissioners Conference Room
25 W. Jefferson St. 2nd Floor, Old Courthouse
Jefferson, OH 44047
The Commissioners meet every Tuesday for a Work Session at 10:00 a.m. and at 1:00p.m. for the Agenda Session. If a holiday falls on a Monday, the Commissioners will meet on the Thursday of that week. Commissioners hold evening meetings at various locations throughout Ashtabula County so residents have the opportunity to meet with their Commissioners. The meeting schedule is adjusted when necessary, please check the calendar for the current schedule.
On the second Monday in January of each year, the Board is required to reorganize and elect one of its members as President of the Board for that year.
Read about 4-H Week in Ashtabula County, dog licensing, how Commissioners are working to create a healthier workforce and more.
Bridge Street in Ashtabula is competing in the America's Main Street Contest for a second year in a row. After placing in the top 5 last year Bridge Street is hoping to take the top prize this year to complete several beautification projects. Read on...
On March 30, 2018 from 10 AM - 2 PM the Commissioner's meeting room on the 2nd floor of the Old Courthouse building, 25 West Jefferson Street, Jefferson, Ohio, will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive. Read on...
The Board of Commissioners approves the annual budget, levies taxes for county purposes, issues bonds for capital improvements, and serves as the purchasing and contracting agent for the County. The Board controls county-owned real and personal property. In cooperation with the County Engineer, the Board approves the maintenance and construction of county roads and bridges.
The Board of Commissioners has direct authority over the following departments:
- Community Services and Planning
- Dog Warden
- Emergency Management/911
- Environmental Services
- Lodging Tax
- Risk Management
The Board of Commissioners appoints a full-time Clerk whose duties are to keep a record of all transactions of the Board, to be the custodian of all the records and proceedings of the Board and to act as the official witness to all legislative actions taken by the Commissioners.
The Board of Commissioners also appoints an Administrator who oversees the operations of all departments under the control and jurisdiction of the Board and advises the Board on the financial condition of the County.