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Commissioners Release 2018 State of the County Report

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Contact: Tyler Lowry, Franklin County Commissioners, 614/525-6630

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, 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.
“The state of Franklin County remains strong,” said Board of Commissioners President Kevin L. Boyce.  “People don’t always know how much county government does, but we’re confident that we touch the lives of every resident in some way each year.”
The report includes updates on the county’s new corrections center currently under construction, the national Stepping Up initiative to reduce the number of adults with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders in the jail, continued economic development investments, and efforts to combat the opiate crisis, all while operating county government in an environmentally sustainable and fiscally responsible manner.
“This report is another opportunity to let you know how your county government is working for you, and to update our community on the important work we do every day to benefit the residents of Franklin County,” said Commissioner Marilyn Brown.  “Our hope is that this report will show how our agencies work to ensure the safety and prosperity of all of our residents.”
“Last year was a busy year for us and we accomplished a lot,” said Commissioner John O’Grady. “But we have much work ahead of us as we continue to lead our county and region into a more prosperous future and ensuring that everyone can have a part in our success.”

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