Ohio Association of Regional Councils

Welcome To OARC

The Ohio Association of Regional Councils comprises 24 agencies serving more than 1,500 municipalities, villages, townships and counties and representing over 10 million residents of those communities around the state. Regional councils coordinate and work to streamline statewide services at the regional level, leverage federal resources and serve as stewards of the Ohio's limited resources.

Ohio's regional councils serve as a conveners, consensus builders, facilitators and leaders in order to target limited regional resources to deliver the best return on investment for the region.





OARC leaders speak at NARC

OARC officers attended the 2018 National Association of Regional Councils conference in Cleveland and presented on OARC benefits to regional councils in Ohio.



2018 Gubernatorial Candidates Forum

The 2018 Gubernatorial Candidates Forum was held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the Hilton Downtown Columbus, and hosted by the Ohio Association of Regional Councils. Approximately 285 attendees heard the gubernatorial candidates, Richard Cordray and Attorney General Mike DeWine, present their views on a variety of topics. In addition, each answered questions related to their individual approaches to statewide economic development, education and job readiness, funding transportation infrastructure needs, and  environmental concerns. The 2018 Ohio gubernatorial election will take place on November 6, 2018.

Some coverage of the successful event follows.


Read more: OARC Candidates Forum