PORTAGE COUNTY INTERNAL SERVICES

JoAnn Townend, Director
jtownend@portageco.com

Portage County Administration Building
7th Floor – Room 702
449 South Meridian St.
Ravenna  OH  44266
 
Phone: (330) 297-3614        Fax: (330) 297-3610
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
 

The Internal Services Department is comprised of the Commissioners, Purchasing & Mail Services, Risk Management, Printing, Microfilming, Building Maintenance and Motor Pool Departments .  In 1988, the Board of Commissioners appointed JoAnn Townend to administer the coordination of Internal Services.  She also continues to serve as the County’s Purchasing Director.

Commissioners Office

JoAnn acts as an intermediary for the Board of Commissioners between the public, all other elected officials, department managers and agencies.  In addition, she supervises the Board’s administrative staff.

Purchasing Office

Thomas Medzie, Supervisor
Portage County Administration Building – Room 114
Phone: (330) 297-3612              Fax: (330) 298-4500
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
 
Other services provided to County offices besides Procurement of supplies, materials and services by the Purchasing Department are:
  • Mail, receiving and delivery service.
  • Voice and data communication services.
  • Operation of a supply warehouse.

Risk Management

Michelle Crombie, Manager
Portage County Administration Building – Room 704
Phone: (330) 297-3370              Fax (330) 298-2056
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
 
Services provided include -
Develops, implements and monitors safety training and risk prevention programs to reduce or eliminate occupational incidents, injuries, and/or financial losses to the County. 
Administers the county-wide workers’ compensation program.
Manages all property and casualty claims.
 
Additional services include –
Procurement and Contract management.
Project management on construction and special projects for County facilities and offices.

Microfilm, Records & Printing

Glenn Cooper, Manager
Portage County Record Center
7988 Infirmary Rd.
Ravenna OH  44266
Phone (330) 297-3849
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
 
Services include:
The Microfilming center provides both filming and record storage for all County elected officials and County departments.
The Print Shop produces printed envelopes, letterhead, and various forms for County elected officials and County departments.

Building Maintenance

Shannon Kautzman, Facilities Manager
Portage County Administration Building – Room 701
Phone: (330) 297-3611              Fax: (330) 297-3610
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
 
Maintenance Workshop adjacent to the Portage County Administration Building
Robert Tilden, Jr., Supervisor
Mark Gilly, Supervisor
Phone (330) 297-3501              Fax (330) 297-3610
Office Hours:  6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
 
Major services include:
HVAC, plumbing, electrical, painting, renovating, repairing & preventative maintenance for over 600,000 square feet in 14 County Buildings.
Snow removal for over 500,000 square feet of parking lots and 3 miles of sidewalks.
Lawn care for all areas.
 
Buildings maintained by the department include:
 
  • Portage County Administration Building & Maintenance Workshop
  • Portage County Children’s Services Annex Building
  • Portage County Courthouse – Ravenna
  • Portage County Courthouse – Kent
  • Portage County Prosecutor’s Building
  • Riddle Blocks #1 & 8
  • Portage County Justice Center  
  • Portage County Coroner’s Building
  • Portage County Dog Warden’s Building
  • Portage County Motor Pool
  • Portage County EMA Storage Building
  • Portage County Record Center  
  • WIC Lisbon Office Building
  • Sheriff’s Training Facility

Motor Pool

Joe Dillon, Director
3480 St. Rt. 59, Ravenna OH
Phone: (330) 297-3409  Fax (330) 297-3414
The Motor Pool, consisting of Director Dillon and three mechanics, provides maintenance services to over 200 County vehicles and equipment.