The Lorain County Board of Commissioners appoints members to serve on many of these Boards and would like to encourage citizens to become involved in their local government by applying to serve as a member to one of many Boards that may be of interest.
The Board Appointment Application will ask you to describe any work related responsibilities that would benefit your service and to describe any past or present employment, education, volunteer work, interest or experiences that would assist you on the Board of your choice.
Please review our section concerning Board Openings and how to submit your application. Please note that the Board complies with the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) when reviewing the applications of prospective members.
The Lorain County Board of Commissioners invites anyone who is interested in sharing their time and expertise to be a citizen representative on one of the following boards:
The Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services Board serves to plan, coordinate, contract and evaluate alcohol and drug addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support services for Lorain County residents. Also, the ADAS Board plans, coordinates, contracts and evaluates problem gambling prevention and treatment services for Lorain County residents. The ADAS Board serves as Lorain County’s hub to coordinate efforts to combat the opioid addiction: 1) To strengthen county and community efforts to prevent and treat opioid addiction;(2) To educate youth and adults about the dangers of opioid addiction and the negative effects it has on society; (3) To promote family building and workforce development as ways of combating opioid addiction in communities;(4) To encourage community engagement in these efforts. The ADAS Board also serves as the fiscal agent to Lorain County’s Drug Free Community Coalition – Communities That Care of Lorain County – which is a county-wide effort to prevent underage (and young adult) substance use issues including alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and prescription medications and address the risky behaviors that may contribute to underage (and young adult) substance abuse issues.
This Board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm, at the offices for Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services, located at 4950 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44053. For more information about the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County.
The mission of the Lorain County Children & Council as stated within its by-laws is “to advocate for families by establishing and maintaining systems of service that nurture, enrich and encourage collaboration between individuals and organizations to promote the well-being of Children and Families in Lorain County.” The Council is established pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code Section 121.37 and its designated service area is Lorain County, Ohio.
The mandated members of the Council hold public meetings at the Lorain County Administration Building in February, June and October of each year. Please call (440) 328-2492 for more information.
The Lorain County Children Services Department is the authority as the single agency of county government to exercise and carry out relatively broad powers and duties on behalf of children in the county deemed by the board to be in need of public care of protective services due to abuse, neglect or dependency.
This Board meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5 pm, 226 Middle Ave., 4th Floor, Room A. Please call (440) 329-5340 for more information.
The duties of the Lorain County Community College Board of Trustees include: to hold and sell real and personal property for purpose of college; accept gifts, grants, etc, for support of college; appoint administrative officers, faculty, staff; develop and adopt the curricular programs, establish schedules of fees and tuition; authorize, approve, ratify or confirm any agreement relating to college and more.
Regular scheduled meetings of the Board of Trustees is determined for the year at the annual organizational meeting. Meetings are held during the months of January, March, April, June, and September. Meeting dates, time, and location of meetings can be found at https://www.lorainccc.edu/about/board-of-trustees/public-meetings/. Please call 440-366-4050 for more information.
The Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities ensures the availability of programs, services and supports that assist eligible individuals with developmental disabilities in choosing and achieving a life of increasing capability such that they can live, work and play in the community and to assist and support the families of these individuals in achieving this objective.
This Board usually meets the last Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the Murray Ridge Center, located at 1091 Infirmary Road, Elyria, Ohio. Please call (440) 329-3734 for more information
The Economic and Industrial Development Corporation is concerned with the economic development of the county and the giving of benefits to encourage new businesses to locate in Lorain County. The Corporation makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners on Business Loans made using Community Development Block Grant Revolving Loan Funds (CDBG-RLF).
This Committee meets annually in December and on an as needed basis. Please call (440) 328-2324 for more information, Lorain County Community Development Department
Fair Housing Board
Fair Housing Board of Lorain County will do all things necessary and proper to secure for all its citizens their right to equal housing opportunities regardless of their race, color, gender, familial status, religious belief, national origin and handicap.