The DJFS Planning Committee, consisting of members appointed by the County Board of Commissioners, serves as an advisory group to the Commissioners.  The Committee's purpose is to identify, develop and provide supportive services to empower all county residents to achieve self-sufficiency and to monitor the progress and effectiveness of programs and services.  Those who serve on the Planning Committee are:

Thomas Andrews
Bernie Bennett
Pastor Brian Brown
Bert Cene
James Ford
Rachel Ketterman
Chaney Nezbeth
Marcy Patton
Roger Sikorszky
Tracy Smith
Kimberly Steele
Eloise Traina
Stever Ullom
Anna Marie Vaughn
Cathy Webb

Updated 02/14/2020

Community Action Agency
Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority
Lisbon Nazarene Church
Mahoning Columbiana Training Association
Community Legal Aid Services
Department of Job and Family Services
The Way Station
Mental Health Recovery Services Board
Counseling Center
Department of Job and Family Services
Kent State University - Salem Campus
Family Recovery Center
Family and Children First Council
Education Service Center
Citizen Member-at-Large, Columbiana, Ohio


County Family Services Planning Committee

The Planning Committee is established by the Ohio Revised Code and is charged with the task of serving as an advisory body to the Board of County Commissioners.

The Planning Committee is responsible for overseeing the provision of social services, publicly funded child care, and programs funded by the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) grant.

The Planning Committee meets quarterly to review reports, monitor contracts, and recommend services. Minutes of all meetings are provided to the Board of County Commissioners.

Planning Committee Meeting Minutes:

Planning Committee Minutes (PDF) - 02-25-2020


Links to Partner Web Sites:

Kent State University–Columbiana County:
The Counseling Center:
Columbiana County Educational Service Center:
Mahoning Columbiana Training Association: 
Family Recovery Center: 
Columbiana County Mental Health Recovery Services Board: