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Aug 23 2019

Commissioners Announce Historic New Affordable Housing Initiative

On Tuesday, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a plan to invest approximately $65 million over the next ten years in affordable housing in Central Ohio to create more than 2,000 new affordable housing units. 

Jul 04 2019

Commissioners' Statement On Independence Day

Independence Day celebrates the American ideal that all people are created equal, endowed with the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and that just governments derive their powers by the consent of the governed.  The commissioners salute all of the men and women serving around the world to preserve those ideals, and wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day.

Jul 02 2019

Commissioners Raise Minimum Wage For Employees To $15/Hour

This morning, the Franklin County Commissioners voted unanimously to increase the lowest wage paid to their employees to at least $15 per hour.  The move is one of the first steps taken under the commissioners’ new Rise Together poverty initiative, which was announced on June 11. 

Jun 14 2019

Commissioners' Statement On Pride

The Franklin County Commissioners couldn’t be prouder to support the annual Columbus Pride Festival and parade.  For nearly 40 years, the Stonewall Columbus Pride festival has helped to establish Central Ohio as a smart, open, diverse, and inclusive community.  This year, the commissioners are excited to be leading a Franklin County contingent in the parade.

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.

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