Automatic Data Processing

Department of Information Technology


Allen Keener    Al Vontorcik

Opera House
Department of Information Technology

Opera House
211 Main Street
Chardon, Ohio 44024
Direct Line:
(440) 279-1630
(440) 285-2222,
(440) 564-7131,
(440) 834-1856,
Extension 1630
(440) 286-4359

Help Desk

Direct Line:
(440) 286-4357
(440) 285-2222,
(440) 564-7131,
(440) 834-1856,
Extension HELP or 4357

Automatic Data Processing Board Members

Charles E. Walder
Auditor and Chief Administrator
Dorothy Stange
Board of Elections Deputy Director
Deborah Reiter
Board of Elections Director
Denise Kaminski
Clerk of Courts
Walter M. (Skip) Claypool
Joseph Cattell
James Flaiz
Sharon Gingerich
Scott A. Hildenbrand
Christopher Hitchcock

Mission Statement

Provide the highest level of technology in the most effective and efficient manner in the most realistic timeframe for the most reasonable cost. Advising agencies of new technologies, deploying equipment in a timely fashion, coordinating procurement, system implementation, and maintenance. Finally, playing a key role in your business process attempting to improve competitiveness, efficiency, and communications.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Stop Think Connect 5th AnniversarChardon, Ohio - This October, Geauga County joins the Nation in celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to educate and engage both public and private sector stakeholders and the American public on cybersecurity issues through a variety of communications and outreach activities held across the country.

The world is more interconnected today than ever before. We enjoy the benefits and convenience that cyberspace provides, including online shopping, mobile banking, and communicating with friends and family through social networks and email. However, we also face a range of threats—identity and intellectual property theft, network intrusions, and financial crimes—from these cyber networks.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is an opportunity to provide Americans with the tools they need to stay safe online. Geauga County believes strongly in this mission. As a partner in the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign, Geauga County has shown its commitment to enhancing online safety for everyone.

Throughout National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we urge every American to help create a safer and more secure cyber environment by taking the following steps to keep themselves, their identities, and their information safe online:

  • Set strong passwords, and don’t share them with anyone.
  • Keep your operating system, browser, and other critical software optimized and secure by installing updates.
  • Maintain an open dialogue with your family, friends, and community about Internet safety.
  • Limit the amount of personal information you post online, and use privacy settings.
  • Be cautious about what you receive or read online; if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Geauga County supports the Department of Homeland Security by proactively advancing cybersecurity awareness through outreach and information sharing. Since the President’s proclamation in 2004, National Cyber Security Awareness Month has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state, and local governments, and leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is essential to creating a safer, more resilient cyberspace that remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come.

Champoin National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Primary Functions the Department of Information Technology Serves

  • Software Development

    The software development team is responsible for maintaining in-house software applications. The Department of Information Technology develops software customized to the needs of the end users. The software development team also advises and supports the purchase of software. In addition, the programmers develop and maintain web applications and web pages for the Geauga County website ( and intranet site.

  • System Support

    The system support team handles the day-to-day operation in the data center such as system maintenance, back-ups, and batch processing for approximately forty different county agencies. The Department of Information Technology administers and supports local area networks (LAN). In addition, the department connects wide area network (WAN) to the county offices located at 470 Center Street and to the offices located at the Ravenwood/Merritt Road area. The team also advises the purchase of hardware, and installs, connects, and maintains the equipment on the countywide network. Hosting and administering servers in the data center is another function. Last, the software support team manages and supports a help desk for all computer related problems in the mainframe and PC environments. The services provided by the the Department of Information Technology provide data sharing and resource compatibility for centralizing county computing services.

US-CERT Current Activity

Internet Storm Center Infocon Status