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Jan 15 2018

Commissioners Honor The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Franklin County Commissioners’ Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Jan 09 2018

Commissioners Approve Paid Family Leave

This morning, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a new Paid Family Leave program to allow employees time to provide parental care immediately following the birth or adoption of a minor child, and to care for a covered family member who has a serious medical condition. 

Jan 02 2018

Boyce Elected President of the Board of Commissioners for 2018

Franklin County Commissioner Kevin L. Boyce was selected this morning by a unanimous vote of the three-member Board of Commissioners to serve as board president for 2018.

Dec 19 2017

Commissioners Approve 2018 Budget, Emphasizing Stability and Growth

This morning, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the county’s 2018 budget, which County Administrator Kenneth N. Wilson says will keep the county on a stable, sustainable fiscal path for the foreseeable future.

Dec 07 2017

Commissioners Call on Congress to Protect Dreamers

Franklin County Commissioners’ Statement on DACA, Dreamers

Nov 28 2017

2018 Recommended County Budget Puts Emphasis on Fiscal Sustainability

Franklin County Administrator Kenneth N. Wilson this morning presented his recommended 2018 budget to the Board of Commissioners, and hearings on the budget will continue this afternoon.  In his presentation, Wilson said that this year’s budget places an emphasis on Franklin County’s ongoing fiscal sustainability, preserving the county’s double Triple-A bond rating, and on preserving the county’s “rainy day fund”.

Nov 20 2017

Commissioners Announce Pre-Apprenticeship Jobs Program

The Franklin County commissioners today announced contracts with the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council and local service provider, IMPACT Community Action to administer a pre-apprenticeship pilot program designed to help low-income county residents to transition into apprentice programs that lead to well-paid commercial skilled construction trades careers.

Nov 15 2017

Workforce Development Pilot Program kicked off in Milo-Grogan

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with the City of Columbus, the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio and CareSource announced a two-year workforce initiative in the Milo-Grogan neighborhood. The goal of the program is to work with the Milo-Grogan community to help residents become job ready, find high quality employment opportunities, and advance within in their careers.

Nov 10 2017

Commissioners' Statement in Observance of Veterans Day

Franklin County Commissioners’ Statement in Observance of Veterans Day

Nov 06 2017

Commissioners, Sheriff Break Ground on New Jail

The Franklin County commissioners and sheriff broke ground on a new county jail at a ceremony on the city’s west side. The first phase of the project will include almost 900 beds for inmates, cost approximately $175 million, and is set to open in late 2019. Phase one will allow the county to close the current downtown jail facility, which first opened in 1969, and additional future construction will eventually total more than 2,000 beds and lead to the closure of the other current Franklin County jail facility on Jackson Pike. 

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