Jan. 27,  2017
Regional legislative briefing sessions being planned
As the 132nd General Assembly convenes, the need for state legislators to understand the issues confronting county government is more important than ever. We must stress to them the critical need for ensuring fiscal stability and the impact that the resolution of the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations sales tax will have upon our ability to maintain that fiscal stability and meet the needs of our mutual constituents.
In order to better introduce ourselves to the members of the 132nd General Assembly, CCAO is again organizing Regional Legislative Briefings throughout the state designed to allow commissioners to meet with their legislators away from Columbus and in their districts to discuss the counties' major policy issues and share with them the importance of the state/county partnership.
We have scheduled 16 events during February and March and look to complete details on several more during the coming weeks. The briefing sessions are being organized around state senate district boundaries.  The map above shows Ohio's senate districts and the chart shows the date, time, location and counties being covered by the currently scheduled for the briefings. 
Recognizing that legislators' schedules can be quite challenging, we will be extending an open invitation to the legislators to attend any of the scheduled events.  However, we urge you to personally invite your legislators to the briefing session being planned for your area. Please ask your legislators to watch for information regarding the briefing sessions which will be coming to them from CCAO in the near future.
Feb. 10
11:30 a.m.
Bowling Green
Erie, Ottawa and Wood
Feb. 13
11:30 a.m.
Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Meigs, Monroe, Noble and Washington
Feb. 16
11:30 a.m.
Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Logan, Mercer and Shelby
Feb. 23
11:30 a.m.
Adams, Brown, Clermont and Scioto
Feb. 23
10:30 a.m.
Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Sandusky, Seneca, Union and Wyandot
Feb. 27
11:30 a.m.
Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pickaway, Pike, Ross and Vinton
Mar. 2
11:30 a.m.
West Chester
Mar. 3
11:30 a.m.
Mar. 10
11:30 a.m.
Coshocton, Fairfield, Guernsey, Hocking, Holmes, Licking, Morgan, Muskingum, Perry and Tuscarawas
Mar. 13
9:00 a.m.
Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Williams
Mar. 20
9:00 a.m.
Miami, Montgomery and Preble
Mar. 20
9:30 a.m.
Delaware and Knox
Mar. 24
11:30 a.m.
Mar. 24
11:30 a.m.
Clark, Greene and Madison
Mar. 27
11:30 a.m.
Ashtabula, Columbiana, Geauga, Lake, Mahoning, Portage and Trumbull
Mar. 31
11:30 a.m.
Ashland, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Richland and Wayne
Note: CCAO is working on scheduling briefings in Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton and Lucas counties.


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