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Lorain County Administrator
James R. Cordes

226 Middle Avenue
Elyria, OH 44035
Ph: (440) 329-5760
jcordes@loraincounty.us


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Mr. Cordes is the Chief Executive Official of Lorain County. He coordinates and oversees the activities of several departments under the control of the commissioners, including:

  • Budget & Fiscal
  • Capital Improvements
  • Children and Family Council
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • EMA/Homeland Security
  • Human Resources/Benefits
  • Job and Family Services
  • Risk Management/Insurances
  • Sanitary Engineer
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Telecommunications
  • Work Force Development

As Lorain County's administrator, Mr. Cordes advises and updates the Board concerning policies, procedures and significant matters affecting the County that requires Board attention. Mr. Cordes keeps the Board fully advised on financial conditions of the County, and reviews program outcomes for efficiency, effectiveness and desired results. He also acts as a liaison to other governmental boards, agencies and community groups. Mr. Cordes current involvement includes the following boards and committees:

  • Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE)
  • Great Lakes Organized Labor Management Council, Steering Committee
  • Healthcare Lorain County
  • Homeland Security Grant Funding Committee
  • Incumbent Worker Leadership Team - Project 10
  • South Lorain CDC Trustee
  • LCCC Foundation, Trustee
  • Lorain County Community Development Corporation, Trustee   
  • Lorain County Growth Partnership Leadership Team
  • Lorain County Port Authority, Chairman
  • Lorain Growth Corporation (Mainstreet), Trustee
  • Neighborhood House Association
  • South Shore Community Development Corporation, Chairman
  • The Workforce Institute
  • Tax Increment Review Council (TIRC) member for four County Tax Increment Finance (TIF) projects

Prior to becoming the Lorain County Administrator, Mr. Cordes was the Human Resources Director for Lorain County and Lake County Board of MRDD. He is a 16 year veteran of the United States Navy and has a Master of Public Administration from Troy State University. His other degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Resource Management and an Associate in Management.

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