The Clerk of
the Board is responsible for setting the Board’s agendas,
scheduling public hearings and bid openings, and recording all actions of the
Board, which are then preserved as permanent records in the Commissioners’ journals. The Clerk is responsible for the County’s
public records policy and directs records retention and microfilming
activities. She receives administrative
supervision from the Erie County Administrator.
been reduced two full-time and two part-time employees in this office,
providing coverage at the County’s switchboard and clerical assistance to the Commissioners, County Administrator and the Assistant
Prosecutor assigned to the Commissioners. The County switchboard is also located in
this department, providing general information to citizens regarding most
departments, boards and activities throughout the entire County.
In 2017, 55
Commission meetings were held and 594 resolutions were adopted, ranging in
scope from providing for the day-to-day operation, services, and maintenance of
County facilities, to the maintenance and construction of bridges, ditches,
roads, sewer and water lines; supporting the operations of the Erie-Ottawa International
Airport, Erie County Economic Development Corporation; submitting grant
applications for victims assistance, criminal justice, mental health, and quality
of life programs for families and the community; providing local support for
area businesses and service groups such as Habitat for Humanity, Serving Our
Seniors, Safe Harbour Domestic Violence Shelter, the Trust for Public Land, and
Volunteers of America, and cooperating with ODOT on construction projects.
to documenting Commission meetings and Board decisions, the Clerk also serves
as recording secretary for the Investment Board, Council of Governments, Records
Commission, Access Management Board of Appeals, Extraordinary Fee Committee and
the Regional Water Advisory Board on a rotating basis.
along with other employees in this office, is affiliated with professional
organizations that provide networking opportunities and continuing education, including
the County Archivists and Records Managers Association (CARMA), and serving on
the executive boards of the County Commissioners’
Clerks and Engineers’ Administrative Professionals Association of Ohio (CCC/EAPA), Leadership Erie County
and the Salvation Army.
Department, operating as part of the Clerk’s Office and working closely with
the Ohio History Connection, manages records retention for the County’s elected
officials and those departments under the umbrella of the County Commissioners.
Three employees in the department – a Records Manager and two Microfilm
Operators – prepare, film, and process documents. Security film is stored within this
department, creating permanent archival records. The filmed documents are then disposed of
according to regulations.
nearly 370,000 documents were filmed in this office, and 1,684 cubic feet of
records were disposed of in compliance with Ohio History Connection standards.