County Commissioners Association of Ohio Winter Conference

Seneca County Commissioners attend educational Winter Conference

By Sheri Trusty, Seneca County Media Relations Coordinator

The Seneca County Commissioners spent time in Columbus learning how to be better serve their constituents. Commissioner Anthony Paradiso, Commissioner Tyler Shuff, Commissioner Bill Frankart and Seneca County Administrator Barb Patterson attended the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) Winter Conference which was held on Dec. 6 to 8.

From left, Seneca County Commissioner Anthony Paradiso; Highbridge Consulting Group Legislative Consultant, Mike Ditto; Seneca County Administrator Barb Patterson; Seneca County Commissioner Tyler Shuff and Seneca County Commissioner Bill Frankart attend the CCAO Winter Conference which was held on Dec. 6 to 8.

The conference provided networking and educational opportunities.

“Our three county commissioners are attending a three-day CCAO winter conference in Columbus to connect, create and communicate with officials from every corner in the State of Ohio,” Shuff said. “The three days are packed full of educational sessions and seminars. The topics cover various issues facing state and local governments.”

The educational sessions provided practical tools that will strengthen the commissioners’ ability to improve life in Seneca County. Seminar options included a session on better understanding and utilizing the resources available through the Ohio Department of Development; a session on community, collaborative planning for the April 8, 2024 solar eclipse; and a session on local economic development strategies.

Among the sessions that Frankart attended was a program that helped him better understand the procedures that county auditors must follow when determining property tax valuations. The session provided updates on proposed reforms through Ohio House Bill 187 and Senate Bill 253.

“It’s been a great conference. The CCAO puts a lot of hard work into this event to keep the commissioners updated on current events and issues. We heard from some great speakers and attended round table sessions,” Frankart said.