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Oct 02 2017

Franklin County, Columbus Win Statewide Award for Local Food Planning

Franklin County and the City of Columbus have been recognized for the Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan, the Green Business Urban Agriculture Plan, and a joint food team to implement the two plans.  The collaborative effort provides a framework to unify residents, schools, community organizations, businesses, and local government in supporting a healthy, strong, and resilient local food system.  The statewide award for Best Practices in Planning, given annually by the Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association, honors outstanding planning and planning leadership, and was presented at a ceremony in Athens on September 28th.

Sep 25 2017

Commissioners Urge ‘No’ Vote on Graham-Cassidy Bill

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners sent a letter to both of Ohio’s U.S. Senators, Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, urging them to “oppose Graham-Cassidy and instead work with their colleagues in the Senate to advance legislation that improves, rather than destroys, our current healthcare system.”

Sep 12 2017

Commissioners, Administrator Named to National Leadership Roles

All three members of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the County Administrator have recently been appointed to leadership roles within National Association of Counties (NACo) policy steering committees, ad hoc and standing committees, and various caucuses and task forces.

Sep 05 2017

Commissioners’ Statement on the Rescinding of DACA

Franklin County Commissioners’ Statement on the Rescinding of DACA

Aug 14 2017

Commissioners' Statement on the Events in Charlottesville, Virginia

Franklin County Commissioners' Statement on the Events in Charlottesville, Virginia

Aug 07 2017

2017 Empowerment Day Resource & Job Fair

August is Child Support Awareness Month and the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) want to remind parents that making regular and timely support payments contributes to the wellbeing of their children and helps to ensure that their basic needs are being met. To anyone that is behind or struggling to make their child support payments, Franklin County wants to work with you to help you support your children.
 
Franklin County has partnered with Columbus State, and dozens of other community partners and employers to host the 2017 Franklin County Empowerment Day Resource & Job Fair on Thursday, August 10 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Columbus State Conference Center, 315 Cleveland Avenue. The event is free and open to the entire community.

Jul 31 2017

Franklin County Receives National Recognition for Solar Energy Efforts

During the Resilient Counties Forum at the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference and Exposition held on Sunday, July 23rd at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Franklin County was awarded a SolSmart Bronze designation for taking important steps to encourage solar energy growth in the county.
 

Jul 20 2017

National Association of Counties Kicks Off Annual Conference in Franklin County

The Franklin County commissioners today are welcoming up to 3,000 of their counterparts from counties all over the United States to Central Ohio.  The visiting commissioners are attending the 82nd National Association of Counties Annual Conference and Exhibition, which runs through next Monday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 counties to share best practices, and advocates on behalf of county governments in Washington, D.C.

Jul 13 2017

Franklin County Partners with City, Ohio State to Study the Reasons behind Eviction

Homelessness and evictions are on the rise in Columbus and Franklin County. The Franklin County Municipal Court processes nearly 130 cases a day; the most in the state. It is a crippling reality that the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and Columbus City Council want to understand.

Jun 21 2017

City, County Unveil Franklin County Opiate Action Plan

Franklin County and City of Columbus officials, along with community leaders, unveiled the Franklin County Opiate Action Plan to address the ongoing opiate addiction and overdose crisis in our community.

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