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Jan 31 2017

Commissioner O'Grady: Remember to License Dogs by January 31

Licensing your dog by Jan. 31 protects its safety - and is required by law

Jan 09 2017

O'Grady Elected President of the Board of Commissioners for 2017

Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady was selected this morning by a unanimous vote of the three-member Board of Commissioners to serve as board president for 2017. O’Grady began his third term on the board last week, and has previously been president of the board in 2010, 2013, and 2016.

Jan 03 2017

Kevin L. Boyce, John O'Grady Commence New Terms as Commissioner

Two of the three members of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners were sworn in to new 4-year terms this morning at the county courthouse. The county’s newest commissioner, Kevin Boyce was sworn in by its longest serving, Marilyn Brown, and then Commissioner John O’Grady was sworn for his third term by Commissioner Boyce.

Dec 08 2016

Commissioners' Statement on the Passing of Senator John Glenn

John Glenn exemplified America’s Greatest Generation, and lived an unparalleled life of service to our nation, state, and community.

Nov 29 2016

2017 Recommended Budget to Prepare Our Community for Future Growth

Franklin County Administrator Kenneth Wilson has presented the county commissioners with the 2017 Recommended Budget, and hearings on the proposal will begin later today. Wilson said that this year’s county budget is all about preparing for the future in a responsible way, and about setting the table for rapid growth in Central Ohio.

Nov 22 2016

People Works Grants Provide Pathway out of Poverty for 170 Residents

This morning, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners approved a pair of grants from its People
Works Program for two local companies to train and hire or place 170 county residents currently on public
assistance over three years.

Nov 21 2016

Franklin County, Columbus Adopt Local Food Action Plan

For two years, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, Columbus City Council, Columbus Public Health, Franklin County Economic Development and Planning, Local Matters and more than 1,000 residents have worked to develop a Local Food Action Plan (LFAP) designed to improve residents’ access to quality, nutritious, affordable food.

Sep 29 2016

Commissioners' Energy Works Program to Provide Loans for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Today the Franklin County Commissioners approved a new initiative to help keep Central Ohio green and attract new businesses to our area while encouraging existing companies to stay or expand.

Sep 11 2016

Commissioners' Statement on Infectious Disease Outbreak at Franklin County Dog Shelter

The Board of Commissioners is aware of the respiratory infection outbreak at the Franklin County Dog Shelter, and has been closely monitoring the situation.

Aug 30 2016

Commissioners Hire New Dog Shelter Director

The Franklin County Commissioners announced this morning that Donald Winstel will be hired as the head of the county’s Department of Animal Care and Control, which oversees the county dog shelter. Winstel was most recently the Chief Operating Officer for the Ohio Wildlife Center, and is a previous director of Franklin County Animal Care and Control. He’ll start work as director of the department and the shelter again on September 6th.

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