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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.

Jun 13 2017

Commissioners Recommit to Protecting the Environment

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners today adopted a new resolution updating and strengthening its long-standing policy of promoting environmental protection and environmental sustainability in county programs.

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.

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