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2022

Jun 28 2022

FRANKLIN COUNTY ANNOUNCES INTERIM DIRECTOR FOR OFFICE ON AGING

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners announced this morning the appointment of Chanda Wingo to serve as Interim Director of the Franklin County Office on Aging.



Jun 23 2022

COMMISSIONERS ANNOUNCE NEARLY $3.5 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDING FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY AGENCIES

This afternoon, 21 local charitable organizations received word that their applications for funding via the Franklin County Board of Commissioners’ 2022/2023 Community Partnership Grants program have been approved.  A total of 102 applications had been received for the competitive grants, which are awarded yearly to Franklin County community agencies that encourage economic development, further the community’s access to affordable healthcare, embrace racial equity, help to stabilize families and children in crisis, and protect the environment. 
 

May 30 2022

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.  Some of the names of the local service men and women who have paid the ultimate price in service to our nation 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 17 2022

COMMISSIONERS TO KICK OFF $1 MILLION ECONOMIC MOBILITY AND RESPONSIBLE PARENTING PROGRAM

The Franklin County commissioners this morning voted to accept a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to operate a three-year program to address economic mobility and responsible parenting with teens and young adults.  The county’s Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) will administer the grant and provide instruction using the No Kidding Ohio curriculum to promote economic mobility, build parenting and healthy relationship skills, reduce unplanned pregnancies, and prevent relationship violence.
 

May 17 2022

COMMISSIONERS CUT THE RIBBON AT OTTO BEATTY JR MEN’S SHOP

The Franklin County Commissioners this morning joined Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and representatives from IMPACT Community Action to formally open the Otto Beatty Jr. Men’s Shop at IMPACT’s facility on the near-south side of Columbus.  The shop will make professional attire available to men who are working to recover in the pandemic economy as well as providing wraparound supportive services, and is named after the congresswoman’s late husband, Otto Beatty Jr.
 

May 11 2022

COMMISSIONERS GRANT NEARLY $1.4 MILLION TO COMMUNITY HEALTH EQUITY PARTNERS

This morning, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Community Partnership grants to six local community health agencies totaling $1,397,989.  The grants are to be administered by the commissioners’ Community Partnership program, which oversees grants to local agencies that seek to create good-paying jobs for residents and economic development opportunities for businesses, protect the environment, stabilize families and children, and further the community’s access to affordable healthcare.  Specifically, this set of grants supports the commissioner’s equity initiatives by funding agencies that will provide more equitable access to healthcare or positive health outcomes for residents.
 

Apr 13 2022

STATE OF FRANKLIN COUNTY REMAINS STRONG--Commissioners Release Annual Report

The Franklin County Commissioners this morning released their annual State of the County Report, detailing the ways their office works to support Franklin County residents every day and throughout the year.  It’s available online at Report.FranklinCountyOhio.gov.  This year, there is particular focus on supports for families and businesses still struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Among other supports, the commissioners’ team made almost $5 million in grants and loans to struggling small businesses last year, provided more than $6 million in rental and mortgage assistance for families, facilitated the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, and distributed more than 8.5 million items of personal protective equipment to local hospitals and other partners.
 

Apr 05 2022

NEW HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR TO BEGIN AT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

The Franklin County Commissioners announced this morning that Laura Repasky would be starting April 18th as Human Resources Director for the board.  Though new to the position, Repasky is not new to the commissioners’ office, having worked there for 11 years and serving since 2018 as the Chief Operating Officer of the commissioners’ largest agency, Job and Family Services.  In the new role, Repasky will be taking over responsibility for employment services, training, and comprehensive human resources for the board’s 14 county agencies and more than 1,400 employees. 
 

Apr 04 2022

COMMISSIONERS KICK OFF NATIONAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT MONTH

Each April, counties all over the nation celebrate National County Government Month with information and activities designed to highlight all the ways that county governments are relevant to their residents and positively impact their lives throughout the year.  This year, the national theme is Counties Thrive, and the Franklin County Commissioners will be noting the many ways that they work to serve every Franklin County resident every day, and to help them thrive as we all continue to recover from the pandemic.
 

Mar 24 2022

COMMISSIONERS ANNOUNCE MAJOR NEW CHILD CARE INITIATIVE

The Franklin County commissioners this morning announced a historic new investment in families and local child care providers called Franklin County RISE.  The partnership with Action For Children will invest nearly $23 million over two years to support Franklin County families who are struggling to pay for child care as well as child care providers and staff.  This is the most significant investment ever in the local early childhood learning system, and builds on earlier funding from the City of Columbus.  The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan and is intended to help families who are facing the “benefits cliff” in which they make too much to qualify for Publicly Funded Child Care (PFCC) but too little to actually afford child care, as well as the early learning centers and teachers on which they rely.
 

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