Prevent, Promote, and Protect your Health with the Lake County General Health District
(440) 350-2543
5966 Heisley Rd
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Safe Communities

Safe Communities Coalition

What is it?

The Lake County Safe Communities Coalition is funded through the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The funds are received by the Lake County General Health District, where the Safe Communities Coalition is coordinated. The Safe Communities Coalition is made up of the Lake County General Health District staff, representatives from local law enforcement, fire safety, Ohio Department of Transportation, Crossroads, Lake County Engineers Office, Lake Metroparks, MADD-NEO Affiliate, Lakeland Community College, Mandovi Enterprises, Promedica, Laketran, Lake County Coroner’s Office, Great Lakes Mall, Dairy Queen and more.

What do we do?

The overall goal of the Lake County Safe Communities Coalition is to reduce the number of traffic related motor vehicle deaths in Lake County. The coalition will conduct campaigns and events to create awareness actives that will promote traffic safety. National campaigns the coalition participates in are Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Other events include Protect and Serve Tavern at the Great Lakes Mall, Hero’s Day at the Great Lakes Mall, Prom Safety events at local high schools, Connect Fest at Lakeland Community College, McDonald Buckle Down Day, Motorcycle Bike Nights for motorcycle safety, and the Lake County Fair.

Contact: Haley Russo (440)-350-2844 | hrusso@lcghd.org