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  • Commissioners Continue Investments in Infrastructure to Spur Job Creation, Economic Development

    The Board of Commissioners has approved the fourth loan from its Infrastructure Works program, this one to the City of Grandview Heights in the amount of $1 million to support street improvements to Goodale Boulevard. Infrastructure Works makes low-interests loans available for local municipalities to build physical infrastructure that will result in economic development.

  • Commissioners Name New Director of Job and Family Services

    The commissioners have announced the appointment of Joy Bivens as director of the county Job and Family Services agency (JFS). Bivens currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the agency and will begin her new position which pays $132,000 annually on Monday, May 2nd.

  • Commissioners Invest in Summer Work Experience for Young People

    The commissioners have approved funding for their annual Summer YouthWorks initiative, which will employ 1,950 youth aged 14-24 over the summer after providing them with work-readiness training and ongoing mentorship. The funding totals just over $6.5 million, and this is the program’s 6th year of operation. Participants will work for a total of 160 hours over the summer if also in school, and 240 hours if not currently enrolled, and all will be paid $10 hourly.

  • State of the County Report Highlights Progress, Challenges Facing County Leadership

  • Commissioners Again Teaming Up with Goodwill, Clippers for E-Waste Collection on April 23

    The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is again celebrating Earth Day by partnering with Goodwill Columbus and the Columbus Clippers to help keep e-waste out of our landfill by collecting used electronics. The public is invited to donate unwanted computers, monitors, cell phones, electronics, and small appliances on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon at Huntington Park, located at 330 Huntington Park Lane. A complete list of items being accepted can be found at

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