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Newly elected county commissioners from across the state of Ohio pose for a photo in the map room at the Ohio Statehouse during the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) new member training last week. (Contributed Photo)

Tiffin, Ohio — Seneca County Commissioner Bill Frankart participated in the County Commissioners Association of Ohio’s (CCAO) New Member Training, a three-day event held at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Columbus last week. The event was designed to provide both new and seasoned commissioners with a chance to attend informative sessions and networking opportunities.

At the training, attendees were given the chance to visit the Statehouse and meet with legislators. Frankart, who attended the training, shared his experience, saying, “The event gave all of us new commissioners tremendous insight into the knowledge and leadership skills needed to be a successful commissioner and representative for our county.”

The event also featured presentations from experienced commissioners, county staff, and CCAO/CORSA/CEBCO staff. On Tuesday, attendees heard from John Trott, Executive Director of the Greater Ohio Workforce Board, Ben Vollrath, President of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce, and Darnita Bradley, Senior Manager Local Government Affairs & External Engagement at JobsOhio, who spoke about the role of elected officials in economic and workforce development.

Additionally, new members had the opportunity to meet with directors in the DeWine-Husted administration, including Kimberly Murnieks, Director of the Ohio Office of Budget and Management, Lori Criss, Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Matt Damschroder, Director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and Brian Baldridge, Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio works to promote effective county government in Ohio through legislative advocacy, education and training, technical assistance and research, quality enterprise service programs, and increasing citizen awareness and understanding of county government.

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