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2021

Jul 01 2021

ERICA CRAWLEY SWORN IN AS NEW FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Former State Representative Erica C. Crawley was sworn in this morning as the newest Franklin County Commissioner.  She replaces interim Commissioner, Dawn Tyler Lee, who has served since May 21st following the resignation of long-time Commissioner Marilyn Brown.  Commissioner Crawley was chosen by the retiring commissioner’s political party as required by Ohio law, and will serve the remainder of Commissioner Brown’s original term through 2022.
 

Jun 24 2021

FRANKLIN COUNTY BENEFITS FROM HIGHEST POSSIBLE BOND RATING

For the 28th consecutive year, Franklin County has received duel Triple-A ratings by the two principal financial ratings agencies, Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P) and Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., making it one of just 2% of local governments in the country to enjoy this favorable rating.  Standard and Poors’ view of county management is that it is “very strong, with financial practices and sophisticated budget processes that are well embedded and sustainable as pandemic-related pressures subside.”
 

Jun 19 2021

COMMISSIONERS' STATEMENT ON JUNETEENTH

Juneteenth celebrates the abolition of slavery in America, and the recognition that African Americans are entitled to equal rights in this country they helped to build.  Last year, the commissioners were proud to add it as a holiday for their employees (replacing Columbus Day) to recognize the struggle that so many have endured and are still enduring in order to realize the dream of a more perfect and equitable union.

Jun 08 2021

FRANKLIN COUNTY WINS TECHNOLOGY AWARDS TWO YEARS IN A ROW

Public Technology Institute (PTI) recently announced that Franklin County and the Franklin County Data Center (FCDC) were awarded with Significant Achievement in web services, e-government, and mobile applications. The award salutes the county’s innovations with Microsoft Dynamics 365 to create tailored, data-driven assistance for boys and young men of color.

Jun 01 2021

COMMISSIONERS' STATEMENT ON PRIDE MONTH

The Franklin County Commissioners are proud of the annual Columbus Pride Festival and our community's collective work to establish Central Ohio as a smart, open, diverse, welcoming, and inclusive place to live.  We look forward to celebrating in person again at the 2022 Pride Parade and Festival, and in the meantime encourage our residents to visit stonewallcolumbus.org to learn how to virtually celebrate Pride 2021—From a Moment to a Movement this year. 



May 31 2021

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 that is exemplified by countless families throughout our community who have put our country’s needs ahead of their own.  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 display in their honor at Franklin County Memorial Hall at 280 W. Broad St. in Columbus and open to the public during normal county business hours.
 
All county offices are closed today in observance of the holiday.
 

May 21 2021

DAWN TYLER LEE SWORN IN AS INTERIM COUNTY COMMISSIONER

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners met today for the purpose of filling the vacancy left by the retirement last week of Commissioner Marilyn Brown.  Ohio law provides for the remaining two commissioners to appoint a replacement to serve until the outgoing commissioner’s political party names a permanent replacement to fill out the rest of the term.  At this afternoon’s meeting, the commissioners considered a resolution which Commissioner O’Grady amended in order to nominate Dawn Tyler Lee to serve in this interim capacity. After some deliberation, the two commissioners voted to appoint her to the seat.  Following the vote, Ms. Tyler Lee was sworn in at the county courthouse by Judge Kimberly Cocroft.  She is the first African-American woman county commissioner in Franklin County.


 

 

May 17 2021

COMMISSIONERS ADD NEW LEADERSHIP TO COUNTY TEAM

The Franklin County Commissioners have hired a new Chief Economic Equity and Inclusion Officer to help promote equitable and inclusive policies both inside and outside the commissioners’ office.  They’ve also filled an open position leading the county’s Office of Justice Policies and Programs, which advocates for smart justice solutions, works with young people involved in the justice system, and assists residents who are returning to the community from incarceration.
 

May 11 2021

FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMISSIONER MARILYN BROWN TO RETIRE

Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown announced this morning that she would be retiring from county government after more than 14 years as a commissioner. 
 
“As your county commissioner, I have always focused on serving the residents and families of Franklin County,” Brown said.  “But as the last year has made apparent, time spent with our families is both precious and fleeting, and while public service will always remain my passion, it is time to step aside to focus on being there for my family.”
 

Apr 22 2021

TELEPHONE SERVICE INTERRUPTED TO FRANKLIN COUNTY DOG SHELTER

Franklin County Animal Care and Control today announced that telephone service to its facility and dog shelter at 4340 Tamarack Blvd has been interrupted due to nearby construction activity.  The shelter remains open and is operating normally. 
 
Estimates are that it may take several days to restore normal telephone functionality.  In the meantime, the shelter has established several alternate phone numbers which the public can call for service.
 

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