Press Releases

  1. Press Release: TOWARD A FAIR, JUST AND EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO GUN VIOLENCE

  2. Washtenaw County Prosecutor Statement on Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

    Our office has been fighting in court to secure recognition of the right to an abortion under the Michigan Constitution—which provides protections wholly independent of the federal Constitution. Read on...
  3. Washtenaw County Convenes Climate Leadership Summit

    On Thursday morning, over 30 department heads, managers, and supervisors from departments all over Washtenaw County convened at the Learning Resource Center for the first of two Climate Leadership Summits. Read on...
  4. COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Children Six Months and Older

    Washtenaw County Health Department Now Offering Appointments for Younger Children Read on...
  5. Tick and Mosquito Surveillance Program Launches in Washtenaw County

    Residents encouraged to “Fight the Bite” Read on...
  6. Have Children Entering Preschool or Kindergarten? Hearing and Vision Screening is Mandatory

    Schedule for free at the Health Department Read on...
  7. Washtenaw County Invests $3.5 Million in Human Services

    At Wednesday evening’s meeting, the Board of Commissioners cemented Washtenaw County’s commitment to increasing and extending funding for human services in the community when they allocated $3.5 million to work supporting Washtenaw County residents. Read on...
  8. WASHTENAW COUNTY CONSIDERS HUMAN SERVICES INVESTMENTS

    New Human Services Partnership, Supplemental Funding, ARPA all being considered Read on...
  9. Washtenaw County Earns National Achievement Award for Sustainable Investments Preserve National Area

  10. Commissioners Adopt Community Violence Interruption Policy Framework

    Invite Cities and Townships to Follow Read on...
  11. Washtenaw County Partners Announce New Juvenile Restitution Program

    First Of Its Kind Program Will Prevent Unnecessary Youth Justice Involvement; Ensure Prompt Payments to Crime Victims Read on...
  12. Corp Counsel, Michelle Billard, nominated for Crain’s Business “Notables in Corporate Counsel"

    Michelle Billard, Washtenaw County Corporation Counsel, has been nominated for a “2022 Notables in Corporate Counsel” award by Crain’s Business Detroit. Read on...
  13. Gov Appoints Commissioner Hodge as Chair of the Community Action and Economic Opportunity Commission

    This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed Commissioner Justin Hodge as Chairperson of the Commission on Community Action and Economic Opportunity. Commissioner Hodge has served as a member of the commission since 2021. Read on...
  14. Barrier Busters Network Celebrated 20 Years of Service to Community

    Barrier Busters Network provided more than $530K financial assistance to 951 households, 2021 Year End Report reveals Read on...
  15. Board of Commissioners’ Investment in Addressing Child Care Access Serves Over 100 Families in 2021

    Board of Commissioners’ Investment in Addressing Child Care Access Serves Over 100 Families in 2021; Services Set to Greatly Expand in 2022 Read on...
  16. Raising of the Portage and Base Line Lake Level

    The lake level at Portage and Base Line Lakes will be raised beginning on March 28, 2022. Read on...
  17. Board of Commissioners Recognize Transgender Day of Visibility

    Board of Commissioners Recognize Transgender Day of Visibility; Establishes Gender Affirming Policy Committee Read on...
  18. Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Passes $11 Million Package to Invest in Community

    The current package includes three components that all aim to encourage generational success by investing in our community’s health and wellbeing. Read on...
  19. Washtenaw County Health Department Announces Updates to Local Orders

    COVID-19 orders for K12 educational settings lifted effective February 28 Read on...
  20. SUMMERWORKS YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM BUILDS LIFE-LONG NETWORKS & CAREERS

    Youth employment & mentorship program pairs area youth & employers for ten-week, on-the-job training June 13-Aug. 19 Read on...
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