Belmont County Commissioner Ginny Favede was installed as the secretary of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio Executive Board of Directors at the 133rd annual CCAO/CEAO Annual Winter Conference in December 2013 held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus.
The Honorable Thomas A. Teodosio of Summit County Common Pleas Court administered the oath of office to Favede before a packed audience of commissioners from around Ohio. The following officers were elected to serve in 2014. President Nick Kostandaras, Summit County Council Member was named as President, 1st Vice President Dennis Stapleton, Delaware County Commissioner, 2nd Vice President Doug Corcoran, Ross County Commissioner, Treasurer David Wesler, Preble County Commissioner and serving as Past President Gary Lee, Union County Commissioner. Favede has served on the CCAO Board of Directors since 2011.
"I am looking forward to working with the Board of Directors and the staff of CCAO to meet the challenges we face as leaders in 2014. The County Commissioners' Association of Ohio (CCAO) works to provide legislative representation, technical assistance, and educational opportunities for county commissioners and their staff. By providing these necessary tools, we can achieve greater economic recovery for each of Ohio's 88 counties. We must work together on an environment of economic development and job creation so that Ohio is the best place in the country to live, work, play, and raise a family. I have thoroughly enjoyed my years on the board of directors and am looking forward to serving on the executive board. It is an honor to be elected by my peers to serve in this capacity. CCAO allows county commissioners to work as a team to benefit all counties and their residents of the state of Ohio. I am, as always, very determined that the people in my county are well taken care of. It is a matter of setting priorities and working hard to see that you finish what you start and do the very best for the people that put you in office," shared Favede
"County government and state government are partners in delivering vital health and human services programs, serving justice and prosecuting criminals, improving infrastructure, managing the complex property tax system, and fostering needed job creation. CCAO plays a vital role in communicating on behalf of that partnership. I'm honored to have the opportunity on behalf of my county to represent our issues at this level."This position will not only provide me the opportunity to have a greater impact on issues confronting counties across the state, but it will also allow me to help the citizens of Belmont County in particular," she said