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Jun 01 2018

Commissioners Call For Common Sense Gun Legislation On National Gun Violence Awareness Day

The Franklin County Commissioners are today calling on representatives in the United States Congress and the Ohio Legislature to proceed with urgency to enact common sense legislation to reduce the terrible toll that gun violence takes on our community and on communities across the state and nation.

May 28 2018

Commissioners' Statement in Honor of Memorial Day

Franklin County Commissioners’ Statement in Honor of Memorial Day

May 21 2018

Commissioner Programs Earn National Awards

The Franklin County Commissioners have been recognized with a pair of Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) that honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.  The awards are for programs within or overseen by the commissioners’ Job and Family Services and Economic Development and Planning departments.  The I Am My Brother’s Keeper program was recognized in the Human Services category, and the Building Futures pre-apprenticeship program in the Community and Economic Development category.

May 16 2018

Franklin County releases Mental Health Diversion Guide on Stepping Up Day of Action

In conjunction with May as Mental Health Month, Franklin County today celebrated the three-year anniversary of Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails with a Day of Action. Speakers from across the entire justice spectrum spoke at the unveiling of a Mental Health Diversion Guide, highlighting possible interventions and action steps to take on behalf of mentally-ill individuals at each step of the crisis and justice continuum. 

May 10 2018

Franklin County Sales Tax Revenue Bonds Earn Unprecedented Dual Triple-A Ratings

Two hundred fifty million dollars in tax-exempt sales tax revenue bonds that Franklin County is set to issue this summer have been rated Triple-A by the two principal ratings agencies, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and S&P Global Ratings.  This is the nation’s first and only local government issuance of special tax bonds to ever receive Triple-A ratings from both Moody’s and S&P.  At the same time, the rating agencies both also reaffirmed their Triple-A ratings of the county’s outstanding general obligation bonds.



May 10 2018

Animal Care and Control Director to Retire

Don Winstel, Director of Franklin County Animal Care and Control and the County Dog Shelter has announced that he will be retiring in August of this year.

May 10 2018

Franklin County Corrections Centers Keep Top Accreditations

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has been notified that the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) has voted to continue to accredit the Franklin County Corrections Centers for compliance with NCCHC’s Standards for Health Services in Jails. Franklin County remains among an elite group of facilities to earn and consistently retain this coveted accreditation.

May 01 2018

Franklin County Selected as One of Seven Stepping Up Innovator Counties Nationwide

Franklin County, Ohio has been selected as one of seven Stepping Up Innovator Counties in the United States for its expertise and innovation in collecting data on people in its jail with mental illness, and for working to ensure that those inmates are receiving appropriate care both inside and outside of jail. 

Apr 24 2018

Commissioners Release 2018 State of the County Report

Today, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners released their fourth annual State of the County report. The web-based report, which can be found at report.franklincountyohio.gov, compiles the many ways that the lives of county residents are touched by county government, as well as highlighting the investments the commissioners have made in public safety, economic development, health and human services and environmental protection.

Apr 19 2018

Commissioners’ Economic Development and Planning Team Wins Multiple Awards

At its annual State of the Region luncheon this afternoon, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) awarded county Economic Development Director, James Schimmer, its William H. Anderson Excellence in Public Service Award.  This annual honor recognizes a past or present MORPC board member who has made a significant contribution to MORPC, the community, and our region. Earlier this month, Director Schimmer’s team at the commissioners’ department of Economic Development and Planning was announced as the recipient of a National Planning Achievement Award for a Best Practice by the American Planning Association.  The award, shared with the Columbus City Council, honored the two teams’ collaborative initiatives to support a healthy, strong, and resilient local food system.

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