Commissioners Claire Corcoran, David Painter and Bonnie Batchler welcome you to vibrant and historic Clermont County, Ohio. We are committed to ensuring that our county of more than 200,000 continues to be a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
The Board of County Commissioners prepares and administers the overall county budget, is the county’s contracting authority, and develops and adopts policies for the administration of county services. The Commissioners implement laws and rules put forth by state agencies and the Legislature.
Our number one priority continues to be economic development; this is critical in creating jobs for today and building our county for the future. These jobs directly translate into revenues for local businesses and government.
In 2020, Nestlé Purina PetCare announced a $550 million investment to build a new factory in Williamsburg Township to meet the increasing demand for its high-quality, nutritious pet foods. Purina plans to employ more than 300 people at its new factory location by 2024. Many of these jobs will include professional staff, production operators, technical staff and engineers.
In 2019, a $17 million distribution facility for Design Within Reach, a furniture company, will open at South Afton Industrial Park in Williamsburg Township, bringing 85 new jobs to Clermont County. It will be the first company to open operations at South Afton, a 242-acre site developed by the Clermont County CIC with the intent of bringing more jobs to the county.
In 2018, South Afton earned a SiteOhio authentication from JobsOhio, meaning it is “ready for immediate development on day one.” We’re proud of that designation — the first industrial park in Southwest Ohio to earn this.
We’re also proud of the combined local and state efforts that have resulted in new life for the former Ford transmission plant in Batavia Township, now known as the IRG Building. Today, more than 500 people work at the IRG Building, including 400 at Huhtamaki, a global leader in consumer packaging.
Your commissioners are committed to maintaining an open and transparent government. The commissioners hold sessions at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays throughout the year — except for some holiday weeks — and on the second and fourth Mondays of the month during the first six months of the year. Sessions of the Board are held in the third-floor session room of the Clermont County Administration Building, located at 101 E. Main Street in Batavia, Ohio. Check the calendar for a schedule of upcoming meetings dates and times.
For additional information about the Board of Clermont County Commissioners, call 513.732.7300.
Clermont County Budget Policy
Provide the services statutorily required of the Board of County Commissioners, and the funds necessary for the other elected officials of the County to provide their statutory duties, while ensuring the long-term protection of the financial stability of the county.
Board of County Commissioners’ Basic Budget Principles
County funds do not belong to the Board of County Commissioners or other elected officials but instead belong to the taxpayers.
County Commissioners’ actions should not only be open and transparent but actively communicated to the public.
Provide the best service to taxpayers in the most economical fashion (biggest bang for the buck!).
Manage the budget in the most prudent fashion to assure long-term economic health and prosperity of the citizens of the county and their government.
Involve all County elected office holders in the budget process and strive to reach a consensus.