The Human Services Planning Committee serves as an Advisory Board, providing recommendations and comments to the Lorain County Commissioners, in addition to the Lorain County Job & Family Services Department; with regards to Title XX, Social Services and the PRC Program. The HSPC conducts a Title XX public hearing every biennium on the proposed county profile for the provision of social services.
Keep Lorain County Beautiful Advisory Board is a volunteer board appointed by the Lorain County Board of Commissioners. Keep Lorain County Beautiful (KLCB) is committed to supporting the Keep America Beautiful mission of inspiring and educating people to take action for improving and beautifying their community environment. Keep Lorain County Beautiful encourages educating the public, increasing individual responsibility, public-private partnership and engaging volunteers to take action in local community projects.
The meetings are held the third Thursday of March, April, June, August & October. Please call (440) 328-2249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and meeting locations.
The Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services (MHARS) Board of Lorain County is a newly established entity as of July 2019, bringing together the expertise, resources, and proud histories of the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County (ADAS), founded in 1989, and the Lorain County Board of Mental Health (LCBMH), founded in 1967.
Joining forces strengthens our ability to coordinate treatment and recovery services. The goal is that we will maximize delivery of behavioral health services. It means providing the right care, in the right setting, at the right time.
This Board meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm, the Amy Levin Conference Center, 1165 North Ridge Road East, Lorain. Please call 440-233-2020 for more information.
The Lorain County Planning Commission may, but not limited too, make studies, maps, plans, make comments, recommendations and reports concerning the physical, environmental, social, economic and governmental characteristics, functions, services and other aspects of the county. This Commission meets the third Thursday of each month at 2 pm, at the Lorain County Administration Building, located at 226 Middle Avenue, Fourth Floor, Elyria, Ohio 44035, in the Commissioners Public Hearing Room. Please call (440) 328-2322 for more information.
The mission of the Lorain County Port Authority is to promote economic development by assisting private industry initiatives; by encouraging development and redevelopment; and by promoting investment in business, industrial and transportation projects.
This Board meets quarterly, second Tuesday at 9:30 am, at Lorain County Community Development Department, 226 Middle Avenue, Elyria, Ohio. Special meetings are called as needed with 72 hours pubic notice. Please call (440 328-2325 for more information.
The responsibilities of the Lorain County WDB include, but are not limited to, development of the local and regional workforce plans in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and with the policies and directives of the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board to be presented to the Lorain County Commissioners for approval, conducting oversight of the programs and services being made available through the OhioMeansJobs delivery system and ensuring appropriate use and management of funds, negotiating local performance measures with the support of the Lorain County Commissioners, negotiating with the required partners to maintain delivery system through a Memorandum of Understanding with the support of the Lorain County Commissioners, competitively procuring and recommending providers of Adult and Dislocated Worker Career Services, Youth program services and the OhioMeansJobs center operator to the Lorain County Commissioners, developing a budget for the activities of the board in coordination with the Fiscal Agent, certification of the OhioMeansJobs Lorain County center, partnering with the Lorain County Commissioners to establish by-laws and codes of conduct that the Lorain County WDB will follow, and hiring or recommending to the Lorain County Commissioners designation of an individual or entity to serve as staff to fulfill the functions of the Lorain County WDB.
This Board meets quarterly on the last Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m., at the Lorain County Administration Building, located at 226 Middle Avenue, Elyria, Ohio 44035. Please call (440) 284-1834 for more information.