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May 26 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY'S FOOD ECONOMY NOW OFFERED FREE, SPECIALIZED HELP

Restaurants and other businesses that make up the local food economy have never had it easy with mass competition and low profit margins, but a new tool being launched today by the Franklin County Commissioners will give those businesses a competitive edge.



May 19 2020

COMMISSIONERS JOIN HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN DECLARING RACISM PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS

The Franklin County Commissioners this morning passed a resolution acknowledging racism as a public health crisis in America, joining Franklin County Public Health which made a similar declaration last week, and a growing chorus of public health officials in recognizing racism as a social determinant of health. 

May 19 2020

COMMISSIONERS’ STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF ANNIE GLENN

Her husband rocketed to fame as one of America’s finest pilots and astronauts, but Annie Glenn was also an American hero and a trailblazer for women and people with disabilities.  She overcame obstacles that would have silenced most and became an inspiration for millions across the country, all while raising a family and living in a spotlight she never sought.  Annie Glenn was among the greatest Ohioans.
 

May 05 2020

COMMISSIONERS REPORT STATE OF FRANKLIN COUNTY REMAINS STRONG

The Franklin County Commissioners this morning released their fifth annual State of the County report, acknowledging the challenges that 2020 has already brought, and highlighting many of their accomplishments from last year.  Broken down into sections according to the commissioners’ core principles of Community Safety and Security, Job Creation and Economic Development, Health and Human Services, Environmental Sustainability, and Fiscally Responsible Government, the report lists accomplishments and statistics, and highlights particular commissioner initiatives. 
 

Apr 27 2020

COMMISSIONERS’ STATEMENT AGAINST HATE SPEECH

In recent weeks, there has been an alarming uptick in anti-immigrant, anti-Asian, and anti-Jewish speech online and in lots of communities across the state and nation, and the Franklin County Board of Commissioners cannot condemn these attacks strongly enough.
 

Apr 23 2020

COMMISSIONERS JOIN CALL FOR PANDEMIC SUPPORT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

The Franklin County commissioners today joined with local leaders from around the nation in calling on Congress to include monetary support for local governments in future COVID-19 legislative relief packages. 

Apr 16 2020

COMMISSIONERS LEAD COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO COVID-19

On Thursday, National County Health Day, the Franklin County Commissioners detailed the ways that they continue to lead in our community’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, including by funding a 1,000-bed overflow surge hospital facility at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Apr 04 2020

Franklin County Commissioners, NAACP Seeking Relief For Families Awaiting Government Aid

Media Advisory
Additional Media Contact: 
Bart Logan, Job and Family Services, 614-984-0522
 

Mar 24 2020

COMMISSIONERS ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR STRUGGLING SMALL BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYEES

The Franklin County Commissioners today voted to approve two new initiatives aimed at delivering assistance to small businesses and their employees who are suffering under the current public health restrictions.  Both efforts are to be delivered by the commissioners’ Economic Development and Planning Department using existing partners

Mar 23 2020

COMMISSIONERS’ STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR’S STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

Today, the governor and the director of the Ohio Department of Health have ordered Ohioans to stay at home for all but essential business. 



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