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  • Commissioner O'Grady Makes Friendly Wager on NHL Playoffs with Allegheny County, PA

    Franklin County Board of Commissioners President John O’Grady and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald have engaged in a friendly wager on the outcome of First Round series of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. As the Columbus Blue Jackets face the Pittsburgh Penguins, residents of Franklin County, OH and Allegheny County, PA will make donations for their local food banks. Once the series is complete, President O’Grady will deliver the donations made in Franklin County to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and County Executive Fitzgerald will deliver the donations made in Allegheny County to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Both officials will wear gear of the winning team and will post photos on social media of their efforts to address food security in their county.

  • Commissioners Again Teaming Up with Goodwill, Clippers for Earth Day E-Waste Collection

    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 22, 2017 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 This is the fifth year for e-waste collections held by the county and Goodwill at Huntington Park. Last year’s spring collection diverted 30 tons of e-waste from the landfill.

  • Commissioners Call for Changes to Proposed State Budget

    Elected officials from Franklin County met today to discuss the upcoming state biennial budget and proposals in it that would cut hundreds of millions of dollars from county budgets all over the state. The two main focuses of the meeting, which was called by Board of Commissioners President, John O’Grady and to which all county-wide elected officials were invited, were the loss of revenue from Medicaid Managed Care sales tax and the reduction of state reimbursement for legal counsel for indigent defendants. Together, the two cuts would amount to about a $23 million annual decrease in Franklin County’s budget.

  • Commissioners Kickoff National County Government Month

    Franklin County and communities across the nation are celebrating April as National County Government Month. Since 1991, the National Association of Counties (NACo) has encouraged counties to actively promote and highlight the important work that county governments do. This year’s theme is Brilliant Ideas at Work.

  • Commissioners Call on Congress to Protect Americans' Healthcare

    The Franklin County Commissioners unanimously passed on Tuesday a resolution calling on Congress to oppose any and all attacks on affordable, accessible, and comprehensive health coverage for Americans.

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