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Ashland County Commissioners

The Ashland County Commissioners are dedicated to supporting the needs of our county’s citizens and other elected officials. Our goal is to improve the quality of life, work and opportunity throughout Ashland County, while at the same time maintaining fiscal responsibility.

Duties of an Ashland County Commissioner

Michael Welch, President, ashland county commissioner, ashland, ohio

Michael Welch, President

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Denny Bittle, Vice President, ashland county commissioner, ashland, ohio

Denny Bittle, Vice President

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James Justice, Commissioner, ashland county commissioner, ashland, ohio

James Justice, Commissioner

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County Office Staff

Gail Crossen


Nikki Hiller

Deputy Clerk

Erin Collins

Business Administrator

Public Meetings

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Weekly meetings can be viewed on the Ashland, OH County Government Facebook page. 

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The Commissioners’ meetings are open to the public. They are held at 9 AM each Thursday and on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays in the commissioners’ conference room on the 2nd floor of the County Office Building.

The deadline for business items for Thursday meetings is 2 PM on Wednesday. For county departments, bills are due in our office by noon each Wednesday.  All meetings and meeting times are subject to change. Times are approximate based on the amount of time required by each presenter.

Bid openings and public hearings cannot occur prior to the time specified.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend and comment. Comments are limited to three minutes per person and must pertain to topics and business items that have been discussed at that day's meeting. A ten-minute session will be allotted to those who wish to speak to the Board on other topics, providing that information on the topic to be discussed is presented to the Clerk of the Board by noon the day preceding the meeting. All other comments and discussions regarding county business, but not relevant to the current meeting, will be welcomed by the commissioners individually after the meeting is adjourned.

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