The ODNR created the Office of Coastal Management in 2002 as the first step in a reorganization effort designed to better serve Ohioans' coastal needs. Prior to this time, the Office of Coastal Management's role was carried out by various ODNR divisions. However, knowing the importance of Lake Erie to the economic, aesthetic, cultural and natural well-being of Ohio residents, ODNR felt it would be best to have coastal issues coordinated through one office.
The Office of Coastal Management, located on Sandusky's waterfront, is the only ODNR entity to be headquartered outside of Columbus. – less–ZoomInfo