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ADM BOARD The ADM Board is responsible for seeing that effective and affordable treatment and prevention services are available in Summit County for adults, teens and children with mental illness and/or alcohol or other drug addiction. Contracts with local agencies ensure state of the art services and supports are available for individuals and families at critical times in their lives.
BOARD OF CONTROL The Board of Control was established to administer the awarding of contracts and to make sure that all procedures set forth in Chapter 177 (Board of Control; Contract Procedures) of the Codified Ordinance are followed.
BOARD OF ELECTIONS The Summit County Board of Elections consists of four members each appointed to a four-year term by the Secretary of State. The board has two Democratic Party and two Republican Party members.
DD BOARD Over the years, the Board has grown to include the Weaver Learning Complex, offering preschool through high school education as well as an integrated daycare center. The Tallmadge Center is now one of ten facilities including locations in Akron, Osceola (Potomac), Coventry, Ellet, Springfield area (Southern), Cuyahoga Falls, Barberton and Twinsburg. The county board is also instrumental in providing services throughout the community to individuals with disabilities ranging in age from birth to death. Currently, the board offers services to more than 4,000 individuals with disabilities in Summit County.
DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY The mission of the Development Finance Authority of Summit County is to implement economic development initiatives that will strengthen and diversify the economy of Summit County and Northeast Ohio.
HUMAN RESOURCE COMMISSION On Tuesday November 7, 1995 the electors of Summit County at the general election voted to amend the Charter of the County of Summit by enacting an article, which allowed for the formation of a Human Resource Commission. The HRC rules were adopted by May 15, 1996 and took effect July 1, 1996. The Executive appoints three commissioners for six-year terms.
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION Ohio State University Extension brings the knowledge of the university directly to you. We fulfill the land-grant mission of The Ohio State University by interpreting knowledge and research developed by Extension and other faculty and staff at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State main campus, and other land-grant universities – so Ohioans can use the scientifically based information to better their lives, businesses and communities...
PUBLIC HEALTH The mission of Summit County Public Health is to protect and advance the health of the entire community through its policies, programs and activities that protect the safety, health and well-being of the people in Summit County. Through its policies, programs and activities, the Health District endeavors to create a healthful environment and ensure the accessibility of health services to all.
REGIONAL ARTS & CULTURAL DISTRICT BOARD The goal of the Arts and Cultural District Board is to strengthen the quality of life for the citizens of Summit County through activities in arts and culture. The Board believes that the arts-and-cultural sector is an essential asset in building a thriving community. While its long-term goals include strengthening arts and cultural non-profit organizations, the Board supports activities rather than general operating budgets or endowments.
SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT To provide local leadership and technical assistance for innovative programs to conserve soil, improve water quality and enhance the natural resources of Summit County.
SSAB The Summit County Social Services Advisory Board (SSAB) was created in 1991 and given clarified, additional responsibilities through County Council legislation in 2001. The SSAB consists of 15-25 members who are appointed by the County Executive and approved by County Council. The full Board meets quarterly at the Akron Community Foundation and meetings are open to the public.
SUMMIT REWORKS The history of The Summit/Akron Solid Waste Management Authority (the "Authority") begins with the inception of Ohio's new solid waste law that became effective on June 24, 1988, H.B. 592. The goals of H.B. 592 are to reduce the reliance on landfills and increase solid waste reuse, recycling, and waste minimization.
A County ordinance proposing the establishment of the Authority was introduced on March 6, 1989 and adopted on March 20, 1989. It was approved and enacted effective on March 28, 1989.
It was the responsibility of the Authority to prepare the Solid Waste Management Plan with the interest of the health, safety and welfare of the Summit County residents in mind. The purpose of the Plan is to ensure that Summit County has at least ten years of acceptable solid waste disposable capacity, and to develop strategies for managing waste so that it will be prohibited from future landfill disposal.
The Authority is governed by a Board of 13 trustees representing the county, cities, townships, villages, the City of Akron, Health Departments, Mayor's Association and Citizen's At-Large. The Authority is funded by a "generation fee" that is collected for every ton of waste that is generated within Summit County. The fee is $5.00 and is used to fund the on-going, as well as, new programs of the Authority.
In an effort to better deliver on our mission while building awareness of our vision, SASWMA began doing business as ReWorks in February 2013.
VETERANS SERVICE COMMISSION We at the Veterans Service Commission of Summit County are proud to be part of an organization that has one ultimate purpose: "To Serve our veterans".