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ALERT Franklin County Emergency Notification System

ALERT Franklin County is a mass notification and warning system developed to quickly notify residents of weather emergencies, crime alerts, road closures and more.

You choose the community notifications and locations you want and how you want to receive them. Notifications can be received via text message, email, cell phone, home phone or work phone.

Watch General Session Online

Videos of the County Commissioners' General Session meetings are now online. Click on the link below to watch the most recent meeting.

Commissioners Release ‘State of the County’ Report

In conjunction with National County Government month, the commissioners have released their second annual State of the County report.

The report, available at, is a compendium of the many ways that the lives of Franklin County residents are touched by county government on a regular basis, as well as of the investments the commissioners have made in public safety, economic development, and environmental protection.

Partnership Strengthens Government Transparency, Access to Records

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners in partnership with the Franklin County Auditor are enhancing the public’s access to information through an electronic record project dubbed Citizen Transparency, which makes millions of financial records available online in a safe, secure and easily searchable system.

The new system provides any member of the public with immediate access to current information and historical data on the County’s revenues and expenditures, including payroll.

Franklin County among only 7% of counties fully recovered from recession

From Business First: Franklin County is in rare company for having fully recovered from the Great Recession that ended nearly seven years ago, according to a report from the National Association of Counties.

Of 3,069 counties nationwide, only 214, or 7 percent, had fully recovered by last year in four areas - economic output (gross domestic product), employment, unemployment rate and home prices.

Eight County Buildings Part of Lights Out Columbus Initiative

Every spring and fall, millions of birds migrate through Columbus on their way to or from their breeding grounds. Many birds migrate at night, and lights on tall buildings can lead to collisions with buildings or windows. Lights Out programs provide an opportunity to reduce the number of collision-related kills by reducing lighting.

John O'Grady President
Paula Brooks
Marilyn Brown