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Feb 04 2013

Commissioners Celebrate Neighborhood Investment in Whitehall

Part of a national effort to reverse the debilitating effects of foreclosed and vacant homes on local communities, Franklin County Commissioners are celebrating the ripple effect of investing more than $2.1 million of federal neighborhood stabilization and community development funds in the City of Whitehall: construction jobs, affordable housing, and increased homeownership.

Feb 01 2013

Super Saturday Free Tax Preparation Event Helps Hundreds

Columbus, Ohio -- For the second year, Tax Time (formerly known as the Franklin County EITC Coalition) will organize Super Saturday - the largest free tax preparation event in central Ohio, at Columbus Downtown High School on February 2nd.

Jan 28 2013

Commissioners to Vote on Unique Job-Creation Incentive, Bring 500 New Jobs to Region

Franklin County Commissioners are set to approve a unique and vital piece of an economic development incentive package bringing 500 new jobs and the first-of-its-kind IBM Client Center for Advanced Analytics to the Columbus area.

Jan 24 2013

Franklin County Receives National Recognition for Food Security Efforts

Recognizing the efforts of Franklin County’s public and non-profit partners at confronting food security -- and the smart investment of federal funds to expand opportunities for growing, purchasing, and consuming more fresh, healthier foods -- Franklin County has been awarded the 2013 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement honor from the National Community Development Association.

Jan 14 2013

Commissioners tap O'Grady to lead in 2013

This morning, Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady was selected by his peers – Commissioners Marilyn Brown and Paula Brooks - to lead the Commission as Board President during 2013.

Jan 13 2013

Commissioner Brown Selected as 2014 Board President

This morning, Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown was chosen to serve as 2014 Board President for the Franklin County Board of Commissioners.

Dec 18 2012

Commissioners Approve 2013 County Budget

Emphasizing how Franklin County’s investments serve children and vulnerable residents, protect communities and the environment, and foster job creation and economic growth, County Commissioners unanimously approved the 2013 Franklin County Budget at their last meeting -- and last vote -- of the 2012 calendar year.

Dec 10 2012

Franklin County to host National Convention of County Commissioners in 2017

Attracting elected leaders and officials from the more than 3,000 counties across the nation to learn how good government partnerships have led to growth and economic rebound in Central Ohio, the Franklin County Commissioners will host the 2017 Annual Conference of the National Association of Counties (NACo).

Nov 20 2012

County Administrator Recommends Austere Budget for 2013

Fully realizing the impact of $41 million in state funding reductions in Franklin County next year along with flat revenues compared with 2012, continued unfunded mandates and no growth in real estate property tax revenues, Franklin County Administrator Don Brown presented commissioners with a 2013 Budget today which provides for essential public safety and safety net services for the County’s 36 agencies and departments.

Oct 24 2012

IMAGINE Art Exhibit Comes to the Franklin County Courthouse

IMAGINE is an exhibition, coordinated by Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown and the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE)’s Community Arts Education program (formerly administered by the Greater Columbus Arts Council), of artists ages 5-21, who will use recycled, upcycled, or repurposed materials in a display of three-dimensional and kinetic sculptures and installations that invite viewers to let the mind wander and the soul wonder.

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