Automatic Data Processing

Department of Information Technology

Director:  Allen Keener

Opera House


Department of Information Technology

Opera House
211 Main Street
Chardon, Ohio 44024
Direct Line:
(440) 279-1630
(440) 285-2222, Extension 1630
Newbury and Burton Residents:
1-888-714-0006, Extension 1630
(440) 286-4359


Help Desk

Direct Line:
(440) 286-4357
(440) 285-2222, Extension HELP or 4357
Newbury and Burton Residents
1-888-714-0006, Extension HELP or 4357

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Automatic Data Processing Board Members

Charles E. Walder
Auditor and Chief Administrator
Michelle D. Lane
Board of Elections
Sheila M. Bevington
Clerk of Courts
Jim Dvorak
Joseph Cattell
James Flaiz
Celesta Mullins
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.

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.

Ohio Revised Code

307.84 Establishing automatic data processing board.

The board of county commissioners of any county may, by resolution, establish a county automatic data processing board. The board shall consist of the county treasurer or the county treasurer's representative, the county recorder or the county recorder's representative, the clerk of the court of common pleas or the clerk's representative, a member or representative of the board of county commissioners chosen by the board, two members or representatives of the board of elections chosen by the board of elections one of whom shall be a member of the political party receiving the greatest number of votes at the most recent general election for the office of governor and one of whom shall be a member of the political party receiving the second greatest number of votes at such an election, if the board of elections desires to participate, and the county auditor or the county auditor's representative who shall serve as secretary. The members of the county automatic data processing board may by majority vote add to the board any additional members whose officers use the facilities of the board.

After the initial meeting of the county automatic data processing board, no county office shall purchase, lease, operate, or contract for the use of any automatic or electronic data processing or record-keeping equipment, software, or services without prior approval of the board.

As used in sections 307.84 to 307.846 of the Revised Code, "county office" means any officer, department, board, commission, agency, court, or other office of the county, other than a board of county hospital trustees.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 08-22-1995.

307.846. Contracts for ADP services.

The county automatic data processing board may enter into a contract with the legislative authorities of any municipal corporation, township, port authority, water or sewer district, school district, library district, county law library association, health district, park district, soil and water conservation district, conservancy district, other taxing district, regional council established pursuant to Chapter 167. of the Revised Code, or otherwise, or with the board of county commissioners or the automatic data processing board of any other county, or with any other federal or state governmental agency, and such authorities may enter into contracts with the county automatic data processing board, to provide automatic data processing services to any of them. The board shall establish a schedule of charges upon which the cost of providing such services shall be based. All moneys collected by the board for services rendered pursuant to contracts entered into under this section shall be deposited in the county general fund; however, such moneys may be segregated into a special fund in the county treasury until the end of the calendar year. County offices may also be charged for such services and the appropriation so charged and the appropriation of the board so credited.

HISTORY:  132 v S 269 (Eff 9-20-67); 134 v H 405. Eff 12-30-71.