Welcome to the Ottawa County Resource Centre! The resource centre is a 25,700 square-foot building located in the Lake Winds Industrial Park, directly across from the Ottawa County Fairgrounds along Route 163 in Oak Harbor. The facility opened to the public in May 2002. The Resource Centre houses the Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services, OhioMeansJobs Ottawa County, and the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation. The Resource Centre is 14 miles east of downtown Genoa and 21 miles west of Lakeside Marblehead, which is an ideal center location in Ottawa County. 
The resource centre has three conference rooms and one computer lab, perfect for small events, employer trainings and one-on-one meetings. Guests have access to free WiFi, copying and printing services located in our OhioMeansJobs center, and A/V technology.
The Ottawa County Resource Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm.

The Ottawa County Resource Centre reopened on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 to the public.
Conference room reservations resumed as of June 2, 2021.

Conference Rooms

The resource centre conference rooms are perfect for business meetings, training workshops, job fairs, and educational seminars. The resource centre is just 7 minutes away from downtown Oak Harbor, which allows for quick commutes for lunch breaks during meetings.
The Resource Centre has extra tables (6′ X 2′) and chairs, and 2 easels (must provide your own flip charts). Please bring your own laptop and/or a flash drive with you if you have a PowerPoint or notes to share during your event.
You may setup the conference room to your liking (classroom style, theater, oval, conference, U-Shape). Food and beverages are acceptable, but we ask that you please clean up after use. There is no cost to use the conference rooms. Depending on schedules, staff may be available to help assist with setup but there is no guarantee, therefore we ask that you please plan time for setup and clean up.

Conference Room Reservation FAQs

The Resource Centre may be reserved area businesses, Ottawa County agencies, or nonprofit organizations. The conference rooms are intended for training seminars, business meetings, job fairs, workshops, and interview rooms. We are not open to the public for social functions (family gatherings, reunions, weddings, graduation parties).
Please keep in mind the time that you’ll need to prepare for and break down your meeting. We recommend adding an additional 30 minutes prior to and after your meeting. This is a shared public space, so please try to be accurate as possible.
There is no cost to book our conference rooms. We ask that you call or email us at the contact information below and include your business name, the event/training and the date and time you are requesting.

All conference rooms are equipped with WiFi. The conference rooms and computer lab all have a T.V. and you can access the T.V. using your laptop or tablet. There is a telephone in Conference Room A that guests are welcome to use for conference calls.

Conference Rooms are not open before or after hours. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at ocrc8043@gmail.com.
There is a main parking lot out front of the main entrance with plenty of parking spaces. This is located on the East side of the building.

This is not a full-service event facility. Conference Rooms are not always setup for you ahead of time. We recommend that you reserve time to setup in advance for your meeting. Staff may be available to assist you with setup but there is no guarantee. 
 
If you need to cancel or reschedule your meeting, please send a notice to ocrc8043@gmail.com no later than 24 hours (one business day) in advance of your meeting.
 
Yes. Vending machines are located in the central hallway, from Training Room B (computer lab).
Restrooms are located in the main lobby and back by the vending machines.
Yes. See below:
Bar-B-Que Traveler, Lacarne: (419) 635-2050
Bassett’s Market, Port Clinton: (419) 734-6506
Chefsbest Catering, Port Clinton: (419) 734-1955
Community Markets, Oak Harbor: (419) 898-4891
Subway, Oak Harbor: (419) 898-3200

Ottawa County Resource Centre Calendar

To schedule a conference room, please email ocrc8043@gmail.com.

Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00AM – 4:30PM
Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

Address

8043 W. State Route 163
Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449

Contact

(567) 262-3639
ocrc8043@gmail.com