COLUMBUS — The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) has announces that Shelby County Commissioner Julie Ehemann has been selected to serve as 2nd Vice President of the 2017 CCAO Board of Directors.
“I’m honored to have been chosen to be a part of CCAO’s leadership team as we work to advance effective county government,” Ehemann said. “Counties provide services to residents in critical areas, such as justice and public safety, workforce preparedness, protecting children from abuse and neglect, administering elections, serving vulnerable Ohioans and maintaining roads and bridges. We operate as creatures of state statute and thus rely upon a strong state partnership. Acting through CCAO, we advocate for adequate funding to provide these vital services, seek flexibility to provide services more efficiently, and the ability to eliminate certain unfunded mandates and outdated functions.”
Ehemann has been a CCAO board member since 2014. She serves on the association’s Jobs, Economic Development & Infrastructure and the Justice and Public Safety Committees as well as the Water Quality Task Force, and she was a Member on the 2016 CCAO Executive Committee. She was elected 2nd Vice President of the CCAO Board of Directors on Dec. 5 by her peers at their annual Winter Conference in Columbus, Ohio.
“Commissioner Ehemann has been an asset to CCAO and brings a wealth of experience that will help lead our association in the coming year,” said CCAO Executive Director Suzanne Dulaney. “She is a dedicated member, and I have enjoyed working with her on our Executive Committee and look forward to our partnership in her new capacity as 2nd vice president.”
The County Commissioners Association of Ohio advances effective county government for Ohio through legislative advocacy, education and training, technical assistance and research, quality enterprise service programs, and greater citizen awareness and understanding of county government.