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Downtown Works initiative to revitalize downtown commercial districts

On July 7, the Commissioners authorized a new economic development initiative called Downtown Works. The latest in the Commissioners’ Smart Works suite of economic development programs, Downtown Works is a partnership with Heritage Ohio, which works with municipalities all over the state to preserve and revitalize historic downtowns, and is funded with $54,175 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money.

2015 Youth Lemonade Day

County Commissioners are once again proud to support Franklin County Youth Lemonade Day, a free entrepreneurial education initiative for children aged 5-18 interested in setting up a lemonade stand and learning some of the skills required to operate a small business. 

Struggling with Child Support? Come to Empowerment Day!

If you are behind or struggling to make your child support payments, Franklin County wants to work with you to help you support your children. Join Franklin County and community partners at the 2015 Empowerment Day Resource and Job Fair on Wednesday, July 15 from 11a-4p at the Columbus State Conference Center, located at 315 Cleveland Avenue

Parents will receive: Child Support Assistance, Legal Guidance, Resources for military veterans and families, a Job Fair and much more. Please come dressed to impress and bring copies of your resume.

Commissioners support pollinator gardens

Commissioners support President's Executive Strategy to "Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators" and the National Pollinator Garden Network's program to restore pollinator gardens. Register Franklin County’s gardens for Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.

Franklin County Fair

The Franklin County Fair opens on Saturday, July 18, runs through July 25 and celebrates our region’s rich agricultural heritage in an affordable family-friendly setting.

Commissioners Release ‘State of the County’ Report

To conclude National County Government Month, the Franklin County Commissioners have released a State of the County report, a first for Franklin County, Ohio.

The 12-page, user-friendly electronic document is meant to serve as a helpful guide to residents and visitors who wish to better understand the value county government has in improving the quality of life and business.

Marilyn Brown President
Paula Brooks
John O'Grady