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County Administration

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners relies on a County Administrator, and three Deputy County Administrators, to run the day-to-day operations of the county.

Kenneth N. Wilson - County Administrator

As County Administrator, the highest unelected post in county government, Mr. Wilson leads 14 county agencies with more than 1,400 employees and oversees the County’s annual $1.4 billion budgeting process for 35 agencies to ensure Franklin County remains one of the finest, best-governed counties in the nation.

Wilson was hired in 2005 as Director for the County’s Office of Management and Budget. In 2010, Wilson was elevated to the role of Deputy County Administrator for Resource Management, overseeing several agencies including Job and Family Services, the County’s largest social service agency. Wilson was again promoted to County Administrator in January 2015.

Prior to joining the county team, Wilson was a Director of Policy for the Ohio Senate Minority Caucus. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from Ohio University and a B.A. from Michigan State University, where he majored in Public Affairs, Metropolitan Studies and Business.

Executive Assistant: Carla Wallace
Tel: 614-525-4132
Fax: 614-525-5940
Email: cmwallac@franklincountyohio.gov

Erik J. Janas - Deputy County Administrator

Janas oversees the Economic Development & Planning Department, the Office on Aging and the Department of Animal Care & Control (including the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center). Janas also works with the County's Boards and Commissions, Levy Agencies, Federal & State Agencies and Officials, Special Districts & Authorities as well as local cities, villages and townships. Mr. Janas is a registered lobbyist on behalf of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners.

Prior to his county appointment, Mr. Janas served in the Office of the Mayor at the City of Columbus, as well as various positions with the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. Mr. Janas holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Dayton.

Executive Assistant: Debra Smith
Tel: 614-525-4263
Fax: 614-525-5940
Email: dasmith@franklincountyohio.gov

Kris Long, Esq. - Deputy County Administrator

Long oversees the Department of Sanitary Engineering, the Board of Revision, General Services (Purchasing Department and Fleet Management), the Commissioners' Department of Human Resources and the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners.

Executive Assistant: Debra Smith
Tel: 614-525-4263
Fax: 614-525-5940
Email: dasmith@franklincountyohio.gov

Antwan Booker, Esq. - Clerk to the Board of Commissioners

The Clerk to the Board of Commissioners manages the preparation of meeting agendas, transcribes meeting minutes, is responsible for the maintenance and archiving of the Board of Commissioners' official public records, and supervises reception services.

Clerk: Antwan Booker
Tel: 614-525-5387
Fax: 614-525-5999
Email: akbooker@franklincountyohio.gov

Administrative Secretary II: Victoria Caldwell
Tel: 614-525-3322
Fax: 614-525-5999
Email: vacaldwe@franklincountyohio.gov

Administrative Secretary: Alicia Kingston
Tel: 614-525-4043
Fax: 614-525-5999
Email: aliciakingston@franklincountyohio.gov

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