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Jun 11 2019

Commissioners Announce Collaboration to Address Poverty

This morning, the Franklin County Commissioners announced a new collaboration with the Columbus Partnership to begin to address poverty in Central Ohio in a systematic way.  The initiative began last fall with the gathering of a steering committee of local non-profit, government, business, community, and religious leaders and dozens of meetings with hundreds of local residents who are living in poverty.  The result is the Franklin County Rise Together Blueprint, which includes 120 goals and action steps to begin to address poverty more effectively.

May 28 2019

Commissioner Programs Win National Awards

Three programs administered by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners have been recognized nationally by the National Association of Counties (NACo) with annual NACo Achievement Awards.  This is the second year in a row that Franklin County Commissioner programs have been honored with multiple awards, which NACo issues to honor innovative and effective county government programs that strengthen services to residents.

May 27 2019

Commissioners' Statement On Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, the Franklin County Commissioners honor the sacrifice of all those who have died in service to our nation.  Central Ohio has a long and proud tradition of military service, and some of the names of the local sons and daughters who have fought and died in our nation’s service can be found enshrined at a new display in their honor at Franklin County Memorial Hall.

Apr 18 2019

Commissioners Celebrate County Health Day by Highlighting Partnerships Focused on Improving Community Health

Today, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners join their counterparts from the across the country in celebrating County Health Day.

Apr 09 2019

Commissioners' State of the County Report Showcases How Franklin County Serves Every Resident Every Day

This morning, the Franklin County Commissioners released their fifth annual State of the County report. The report, which can be found at, compiles the many ways that the lives of county residents are touched by county government every day, as well as highlighting the investments the commissioners have made in health and human services, economic development, public safety, and environmental protection.

Mar 06 2019

City and County Officials Announce Complete Count Committee and 2020 Census Action Plan

The City of Columbus and Franklin County announced the Complete Count Committee and rolled out the 2020 Census Action Plan.

Feb 27 2019

Commissioners Pledge Another Year of Funding for Successful Pre-Apprenticeship Program Amid a Healthy Building Report

The building trades workforce in Franklin County will continue to grow in size and diversity thanks to a pledged commitment from the Franklin County Commissioners today to expand a unique pre-apprenticeship program for another year.

Jan 29 2019

Franklin County Joins Forward Cities, Launches Community Entrepreneur Accelerator

The Franklin County Commissioners this morning announced that the county will be participating in a two-year pilot program to develop entrepreneurs and small businesses in underserved communities in Central Ohio. 

Jan 24 2019

Franklin County Wins “Healthy Worksite” Award

Today, Franklin County was recognized as one of the 2018 Healthy Business Council of Ohio’s Healthiest Worksites at the Health Action Council’s 2018 Columbus Symposium.

Jan 23 2019

Residents Can Now Text-To-911 in an Emergency

After more than two years of work and cooperation between the county and its jurisdictions, Franklin County residents can now send text messages to 911 dispatchers - with one very key caveat. “If a person has the choice between calling or texting 911 centers throughout Franklin County, please call if you can and text if you can’t,” said Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown, who chairs the county-wide 911 Planning Committee. “Calling is better than texting because emergency dispatchers can get more immediate answers to questions from callers, listen for distress in voices, and learn background information that could assist first responders in a potentially life-threatening emergency.”

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