Lorain County is located in the north-eastern portion of Ohio. As of the 2020 Census, the population was 312,964 with the County seat being Elyria. Agriculture dominates the southern area of the County with a large presence of manufacturing and health care industry in the north. The County is well known for its academic institutions and strong business environment., including corporate headquarters and major facilities of global corporations as well as leading-edge start-ups. Over the past number of years, amidst a global pandemic, the County has seen economic growth, enormous investment, job creation and retention and dedication to higher educational attainment and businesses being headquartered in Lorain County.
The Lorain County Board of Commissioners is embarking on a comprehensive and sustainable 5-year Strategic Action Plan, for Lorain County, Ohio. The Lorain County Strategic Action Plan will be used to guide organizational leadership in their planning over the next 5 years. The objective of this strategic planning process is to build on Lorain County’s current success and incorporate new actions to maintain this success over the next 5 years. The focus will be extensive research and community engagement that focuses on County services for users, non-users and stakeholders (including board and staff). This research and engagement will identify the needs and wants, as well as to ways to raise awareness and provide clarification to the community on the scope of services provided by Lorain County Government.
The outcome of this process, running August 2023 through April 2024, will be to produce a robust, comprehensive and sustainable Strategic Action Plan.
Erica Houskeeper | VSJF