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Members for Ashtabula County Boards and
Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners is seeking new members to fill
vacancies on several Boards and Committees.
are presently four (4) vacancies on the Ashtabula County Mental Health Services
Recovery Board, one (1) opening on the Ashtabula County Transportation Advisory
Committee (TAC), one (1) opening on the Ashtabula County Convention Facilities
Authority and one (1) opening on the Ashtabula County Planning Commission.
individual expertise and knowledge that board members share is invaluable. Serving on a board or committee is one of the
most rewarding ways to give back to your community and support a cause that
interests you”, said Board President Kathryn Whittington.
following are brief descriptions of these boards:
Health and Recovery Services Board- FOUR OPENINGS
In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section
340.02 the Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services (MHRS) Board
was established to provide for the development of comprehensive community
mental health services and to promote the delivery of high quality and cost
effective alcohol and drug addiction services.
The terms of the members are set at 4 years. Persons who apply must be an Ashtabula County
resident and have an interest in mental health or substance use disorder
prevention, treatment and recovery support services. Additionally, MHRS Board volunteer Board
members but cannot be employed by an agency with a contractual agreement with
the MHRS Board or have an immediate family member that is employed by one of
the MHRS Board contract agencies. The
MHRS Board meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the
MHRS Board office in Ashtabula, Ohio.
Transportation System Advisory Committee – ONE OPENING
The Ashtabula County Transportation System
Advisory Committee was created to advise the System on meeting the
transportation needs of the residents of Ashtabula County. The terms of the members are set at three (3)
years. The Board meets quarterly on the
3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:00 am at the Job & Family
Services Donahoe Building, 2924 Donahoe Drive, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
Commission– ONE OPENING
Pursuant to Section 713.22 of the Ohio Revised
Code, the Board of Commissioners
created the Ashtabula County Planning Commission to make studies, maps, plans,
recommendations and reports concerning the physical, environmental, social,
economic, and governmental characteristics, functions, services and other
aspects which affect the development and welfare of the county. Per ORC Section
713.22 (B)(3), the Board of Commissioners
is the appointing authority for the members of said Planning Commission. The
terms of the members of the Planning Commission are set at three (3) years. The
Planning Commission normally meets on the 3rd Monday of each month
at 4:30 PM. “Serving
on a board allows you to engage in activities you are passionate about and to
work with other professionals to discover the inner workings of an organization
and improve its effectiveness for the common good of the community”, said
Vice-President J. P. Ducro IV.
Commissioner Casey Kozlowski added, “Board
service allows you to invest in your community, build a network with a common
interest, gain a new skillset and grow as a leader, all while playing a crucial
role in an organization by protecting its mission and overseeing its financial
and legal well-being.”
vacant seats need to be filled as quickly as possible, in order for the boards and
committees to conduct official business.
If you are interested or know of anyone interested in serving, please obtain
an application by contacting Lisa Hawkins, Clerk of the Board, at the Ashtabula
County Commissioners Office by telephone at 440-576-3754 or by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.