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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.

Franklin County Retail Summit 2015: Innovation & Impact

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Columbus Chamber will hold the Fifth Annual Franklin County Retail Summit on Wednesday, August 19 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.

The event will feature insights from industry experts, results of the 2015 Franklin County Retail Report and a snapshot of the industry’s progress in Franklin County.

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.

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.

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.

Commissioners Unveil New Job Training Program

On May 8, Commissioner Marilyn Brown unveiled a new 5-year, $2.5 million investment in training opportunities for Franklin County residents and businesses called People Works.

People Works includes the addition of an employer liaison service and two new flexible grant programs to facilitate the private sector employment and training of low-income Franklin County residents who currently receive public assistance, and matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities of individual public assistance recipients with the hiring needs of local partnering businesses and organizations.

Marilyn Brown President
Paula Brooks
John O'Grady