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Jun 07 2017

Commissioners Kick-Off Summer Success Program for Youth and Young Adults

The Franklin County Commissioners have kicked off the beginning of their yearly Summer Youth Success Program for Franklin County young people aged 5-24.  The program represents a nearly $13 million investment in summer camps and job training and workforce experiences for almost 5,000 low-income youth in our community.  Children 5 to 13 years-old can attend free summer day camps, and young people 14 to 24 years-old will participate in workforce readiness and work placement programs.

May 26 2017

Commissioners Accept Challenge to Reduce Youth Homelessness in 100-Day Challenge

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is partnering with the City of Columbus and many other public and nonprofit partner agencies to launch a 100-Day Challenge to accelerate efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness in Central Ohio this summer.

May 09 2017

Commissioners Release 2017 State of the County Report, Unveil New Website

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners have released their annual State of the County report and unveiled their new website. The 2017 State of The County report, which is entirely web-based, can be found at, while commissioners’ website remains at its previous address,

May 04 2017

Commissioners to Host New American Forum

The Franklin County Commissioners, along with the New American Advisory Council (NAAC), will host the 2017 New American Forum on Wednesday, May 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

May 03 2017

Commissioners Thank Voters for Continued Support of Senior Options Levy

The Board of Commissioners would like to thank the voters of Franklin County for once again showing overwhelming support for the Senior Options levy. Since 1993, Senior Options has helped residents age 60 and over maintain their independence by providing services that include medical transportation, homedelivered meals, homemaker services, personal care services, caregiver relief/respite care, adult day service, emergency response systems and minor home repair.

Apr 14 2017

Commissioner O'Grady Makes Friendly Wager on NHL Playoffs with Allegheny County, PA

Franklin County Board of Commissioners President John O’Grady and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald have engaged in a friendly wager on the outcome of First Round series of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. As the Columbus Blue Jackets face the Pittsburgh Penguins, residents of Franklin County, OH and Allegheny County, PA will make donations for their local food banks.

Apr 14 2017

Commissioners Again Teaming Up with Goodwill, Clippers for Earth Day E-Waste Collection

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is again celebrating Earth Day by partnering with Goodwill Columbus and the Columbus Clippers to help keep e-waste out of our landfill by collecting used electronics.

Apr 13 2017

Commissioners Call for Changes to Proposed State Budget

Elected officials from Franklin County met today to discuss the upcoming state biennial budget and proposals in it that would cut hundreds of millions of dollars from county budgets all over the state.

Apr 05 2017

Commissioners Kickoff National County Government Month

Franklin County and communities across the nation are celebrating April as National County Government Month. Since 1991, the National Association of Counties (NACo) has encouraged counties to actively promote and highlight the important work that county governments do. This year’s theme is Brilliant Ideas at Work.

Mar 23 2017

Commissioners Call on Congress to Protect Americans' Healthcare

The Franklin County Commissioners unanimously passed on Tuesday a resolution calling on Congress to oppose any and all attacks on affordable, accessible, and comprehensive health coverage for Americans. Board of Commissioners President, John O’Grady spoke on the matter today at an event with city officials and executives from Mt. Carmel Health System, and the Board forwarded its resolution in a letter to Ohio’s congressional delegation this afternoon.

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