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Commissioners Release 'State of the County' Report

from Commissioners

In conjunction with National County Government month, the commissioners have released their second annual State of the County report.

The report is a compendium of the many ways that the lives of Franklin County residents are touched by county government on a regular basis, as well as of the investments the commissioners have made in public safety, economic development, and environmental protection.

2016 Employment Expo

2016 Employment Expo

The Employment Expo has gathered employers, educators and various resource agencies together from all over Central Ohio and on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 between 11am-2pm, they will be in one place, at one time! Many are ready to interview and hire! If you are seeking seasonal or permanent employment, if you are a veteran, a recent high school graduate, a college student, unemployed, under employed, a restored citizen, if you need your GED, if you want to enroll in a vocational training program or pursue higher education...then this event is for you! See You There!

Metro Parks Summer Camps

from Metro Parks

Metro Parks summer camp registration began March 10. Metro Parks is offering two types of camps in 2016, the all new Outdoor Camps (June 13–Aug 5) and the tried and true Nature Adventure Camps (June 20–Aug 5). Visit the Metro Parks website for camp details and how to register.

Franklin County Property Tax Bills Sent Out

from Treasurer

The Franklin County Treasurer's office will be mailing second half property tax bills the week of May 16, 2016. The deadline to pay is June 20, 2016. Tax bill information, as well as a PDF of current bills, is currently available on the Treasurer's office website to view and print.

Franklin County YouthWorks Program

from Job and Family Services

Franklin County Youth Works

Franklin County's YouthWorks Program will employ more than 1,900 TANF eligible youth and young adults ages 14-24 years old. The program provides area youth with summertime work experience that pays an hourly wage of $10 and lasts 8- to 12-weeks. The program provides eligible youth an opportunity to engage in positive activities outside of school and develop important job readiness skills.

Click the link below for a list of community partnering organizations and contact information.

The Latest Issue of Children Services Connects E-News is Here

from Children Services

The May issue of Connects E-News is here! Features include:

  • Scholarships Awarded to Agency Youth
  • Couple Overcomes Obstacles to Reunite Family; and
  • Volunteers Honored during Annual Reception.

Click here to view the May 2016 Connects E-News.

Community Partnership Grants Underscore Commissioners' Priorities

from Commissioners

The Community Partnership Program is a competitive grant process whereby the Commissioners support local community-based organizations. Proposals must demonstrate how effectively and efficiently the initiative or program aligns with the Commissioners' Core Principles.

May is Public Assistance Fraud Awareness Month

from Job and Family Services

Fraud Costs All of Us Logo

May is Public Assistance Fraud Awareness Month in Ohio and the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services is spreading the word that "Fraud Costs All of Us." With support from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Franklin County JFS is encouraging the public to report suspected public assistance fraud through a public awareness campaign.

In 2015, the State of Ohio collected over $13 million dollars in Food Assistance benefits that were improperly used. Franklin County JFS was ranked within the top five counties in the State of Ohio as most improved in establishing public assistance fraud cases.

The most common type of fraud cases that were investigated by Franklin County JFS included failure to report employment and/or a household member during the application process for public assistance benefits.

Public assistance fraud is a crime. The consequences of committing fraud may include removal from the program, repayment of improperly obtained benefits, potential criminal charges and possible jail time. Residents of Franklin County may report suspected public assistance fraud by calling Franklin County JFS at 614-233-2095 or visiting

2015 EDP Annual Report

from Economic Development & Planning

The Franklin County Economic and Planning Department is pleased to present its 2015 Annual Report. More than just the numbers, this publication tells the story of the services EDP provides Franklin County residents and businesses to help ensure that the local economy remains strong and continues to grow.

Franklin County Law Library Newsletter

from Franklin County Law Library

The latest edition of the Franklin County Law Library Newsletter is now available.

Check back each month for a new edition.

SWACO 2016 Spring Newsletter

from SWACO

Check out the new SWACO 2016 Spring Newsletter