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2024

Feb 27 2024

COMMISSIONERS GRANT $4 MILLION FOR LOCAL ARTS

This morning, the Franklin County Commissioners approved their annual grant to the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) to the tune of $4 million.  Last year was GCAC’s 50th anniversary, and the commissioners have supported the organization and the artists with which it works for many years, including to provide access to the arts for people of all cultural backgrounds, economic status, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability.
 

Feb 16 2024

COMMISSIONERS’ STATEMENT ON MEADE TRIAL OUTCOME

Our thoughts are with the Goodson family today, and we thank the jurors for their service. The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is committed to working with our partners in local government and throughout the community as we work toward bringing our residents together in light of today's announcement. It is important that all voices are heard in a constructive and peaceful discourse.

Jan 30 2024

COMMISSIONERS APPROVE NEARLY $1.7 MILLION IN GRANTS TO IMPROVE EQUITY IN HEALTHCARE

The Franklin County Commissioners announced grants this morning totaling $1,683,000 to community partner organizations for the purpose of promoting equity in healthcare for Franklin County residents.  The nine grant recipients and their initiatives were chosen because of their focus on reducing disparities in health outcomes primarily for populations that have been historically underserved by high-quality healthcare and health services.
 

Jan 03 2024

COMMISSIONER BOYCE ELECTED BOARD PRESIDENT FOR 2024

At their first meeting of the year yesterday, the Franklin County commissioners selected Commissioner Kevin L. Boyce to serve as board president for 2024.  Commissioner Boyce was first elected to the board in 2016, and has previously served as president of the board in 2018 and 2021.  Before being elected to county office, he served in the Ohio Legislature, as state treasurer, and on Columbus City Council, and he is also a cofounder of Ohio’s only Black-owned bank.