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226 Middle Ave., Elyria, OH 44035
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Mr. Cordes is the Chief Executive Official of Lorain County. He coordinates and oversees the activities of several departments under the control of the commissioners, including:

  • Children & Family Council (CFC)
  • Budget & Fiscal
  • Capital Improvements
  • Children and Family Council
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • EMA/Homeland Security
  • Human Resources/Benefits
  • Job and Family Services
  • Risk Management/Insurances
  • Sanitary Engineer
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Information Technology
  • Workforce Development

As Lorain County's Administrator, Mr. Cordes advises and updates the Board concerning policies, procedures and significant matters affecting the County that requires Board attention. Mr. Cordes keeps the Board fully advised on financial conditions of the County, and reviews program outcomes for efficiency, effectiveness and desired results. He also acts as a liaison to other governmental boards, agencies and community groups.

Prior to becoming the Lorain County Administrator, Mr. Cordes was the Human Resources Director for Lorain County and Lake County Board of MRDD. He is a 16 year veteran of the United States Navy and has a Master of Public Administration from Troy State University. His other degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Resource Management and an Associate in Management.

Current Board Appointments 

  • Children & Family Council (CFC)
  • Common Ground
  • Great Lakes Innovation & Dev. Ent. (GLIDE)
  • Land Revitalization Corp., Acting Director
  • Law Library Board of Trustees
  • Lorain County Port Authority, Chair
  • Storm Water District, Acting Director
  • Storm Water Advisory Committee, Chair
  • Transportation Improvement District (TID) 
  • Workforce Investment Board (WIB)
  • Workforce Institute (WFI)

Prior Board Appointments

 

  • Neighborhood Alliance (NHA)
  • South Lorain Comm. Dev. Corp. (SLCDC)
  • South Shore Comm. Dev. Corp. (SSCDC)

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