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Sep 08 2022

FRANKLIN COUNTY TEAM CONTINUES IN NATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Each of the Franklin County Commissioners and several of their top staff are again in leadership positions this year with the National Association of Counties (NACo).  The organization represents nearly 40,000 elected officials serving in the more-than 3,000 American counties, helping share best practices among communities from across the nation and representing the interests of counties in Washington D.C.  As usual, Franklin County has more staff and commissioners among NACo leadership than any other county in Ohio.
 

Sep 07 2022

COUNTY APPROVES GRANT FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE TO AID IN EXPANSION, CREATING ROOM FOR AN ADDITIONAL 2,000 FAMILIES

The Franklin County Commissioners unanimously approved a $1 million grant for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, allowing the nonprofit to help more families in their greatest hour of need and move the charity closer to meet their funding needs for completion of the world's largest Ronald McDonald House here in Columbus. 

Sep 06 2022

COMMISSIONERS HEADING TO WASHINGTON TO STRENGTHEN FEDERAL PARTNERSHIPS

All three Franklin County Commissioners will be in Washington D.C. tomorrow to meet with administration officials at the White House as part of an event to discuss local/federal partnerships, highlight the local impact of recently passed federal legislation, and share about how the administration can work even more closely with city and county officials in the future.  The event, Communities in Action: Building a Better Ohio, will be live-streamed at WhiteHouse.gov/Live, and media and the public are encouraged to watch.
 

Sep 06 2022

COMMISSIONERS ANNOUNCE A NEW CENTER TO PROVIDE HELP TO FRANKLINTON RESIDENTS AND REDUCE OVERDOSES

A center which aims to reduce overdose deaths through an innovative, multidisciplinary approach and also targets known residents’ needs in the Franklinton community opens today, thanks to efforts by the Franklin County commissioners.



Aug 31 2022

COMMISSIONERS INCREASE MINIMUM WAGE FOR EMPLOYEES

The Franklin County Commissioners passed a resolution this week authorizing updates to their employee pay structure, including raising the minimum pay of their employees to $17 per hour ($35,360 per year).  In order to address the “wage compression” that happens when just the lowest pay is increased, the changes will also include raising the minimum starting pay in each of the commissioners’ job classifications, and tenure raises for long-term employees.  The changes come following a salary and wage study performed by the national consulting firm, Clemans Nelson & Associates, and during what continues to be a tight labor market.
 

Aug 30 2022

COMMISSIONERS HELPING TO MEET UNPRECEDENTED FOOD NEED IN CENTRAL OHIO

The Franklin County Commissioners this morning voted to approve a $2.5 million grant to the Mid-Ohio Food Collective to help that organization meet an unprecedented recent demand for food assistance.  One and a half million dollars of the grant will be dedicated to direct food purchases by the Food Collective, and $1 million will be targeted to support the local food system infrastructure in Franklin County.  The Mid-Ohio Food Collective works with a network of 680 partners and programs to provide more than 170,000 meals each day in Central and Eastern Ohio.
 

Jul 28 2022

COMMISSIONERS BEGIN NEW INITIATIVE TO PREPARE LOW-INCOME WORKERS FOR MIDDLE-CLASS CAREERS

A new program will help under-served Franklin County residents gain skills and experience to help them move into middle-class jobs. The program, County Futures, partners with local nonprofits with proven success in helping residents move from low-paying jobs to stable careers within county government where they earn benefits and a livable wage. 

Jul 13 2022

COUNTY DEDICATES NEW JAIL FACILITY

The Franklin County Commissioners and Sheriff today dedicated the new James A. Karnes Corrections Center at 2551 Fisher Road on the county’s west side.  The new facility is scheduled to open later this year and will replace the county’s downtown jail, which was built in the 1960s.  It provides 864 beds, and a second phase of the new jail will open next year with an additional 426 beds.
 

Jul 07 2022

HELPING PREPARE LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS FOR MIDDLE CLASS CAREERS

This morning, the commissioners approved additional funding for their ground-breaking Building Futures pre-apprenticeship and workforce development program.  The program is a partnership with the Columbus Urban League and the Central Ohio Building Trades Council to help low-income residents transition into apprenticeships that will lead to well-paid jobs in the skilled construction trades.
 

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.



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