This 25th day of February, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Roy Klopfenstein, Tony Zartman, Mark Holtsberry and Cindy Peters, Clerk.



MEETING NOTES OF APPOINTMENTS

The commissioners attended the Regional Legislative Briefing in Ottawa this morning.



Juvenile/Probate Judge Wehrkamp met with the commissioners to inform them that we currently do not have any kids in detention and will continue to work on community-based things to keep kids out of detention. Judge Wehrkamp also informed the commissioners that Paulding County joined the initiative to begin work in 2019 with Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiatives (JDAI). DYS and 14 of Ohio’s counties are partnering with the Annie E. Casey Foundation to implement JDAI in Ohio. This partnership is consistent with the department’s reform efforts and commitment to a community-based service delivery system. JDAI efforts in Ohio will enhance reform strategies already underway. JDAI will help jurisdictions make prudent use of secure detention, promote efficient use of resources and support public safety. Efforts will enhance options for youth taken into custody, and expected outcomes include reducing racial disparities, improving school completion rates and lowering re-offense rates. They bring a team of people here and educate you. This is going to be a really great thing for us, commented Judge Wehrkamp.



IN THE MATTER OF APPOINTMENT IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby approve the appointment of Katie Sunday as assistant to the EMA director effective Feb. 25, 2019.