Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A New Assignment: CCAO Board

One development I forgot to mention amid all of our budget work was my recent election to the Board of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO). The full list of members is here.

As our recent success on the Medicaid issue and other budgetary items has made clear, being better connected to Columbus and our statehouse is critical to our success as a County, and can make a difference of millions of dollars for our county and local budgets. It's also critically important that we as a County are aware of and learn from successes of other Counties tackling the same problems we are--from criminal justice, to trimming budgets, to economic growth.

Being part of the CCAO provides a great way for Hamilton County to benefit in both these ways, and joining the board of CCAO, representing one of Ohio's large urban counties, will allow me to shape and take even more advantage of these opportunities.

UPDATE: I also have been appointed chair of the committee that handles the issues and challenges of the major metropolitan/urban counties of the state.

I'm honored to join the board, and to chair this committee, and look forward to that service, not to mention the ideas and legislative successes it will help bring to Hamilton County.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congrats - but didn't the new budget cut the costs of memberships in these organizations?

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