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Posted on: June 21, 2022

First Household Connected as part of Board’s Historic Broadband Infrastructure Investment

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Washtenaw County, MI – In September 2021, the Board of Commissioners approved a historic investment for Washtenaw County to become one of the first counties in the state to create a path for every household to access highspeed broadband...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Washtenaw County Invests $3.5 Million in Human Services

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At Wednesday evening’s meeting, the Board of Commissioners cemented Washtenaw County’s commitment to increasing and extending funding for human services i...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Board of Commissioners Approve Additional Support for Direct Assistance Program

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Last week, the Board of Commissioners approved two resolutions that support the expansion of important direct assistance initiatives administered by the Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED): the Barrier Busters Network and the Weatherizatio...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Commissioners Adopt Community Violence Interruption Policy Framework; Invite Cities and Townships to

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Washtenaw County, MI – In response to a series of tragic gun violence incidents that resulted in the shooting deaths of young men in Washtenaw County in the Summer of 2021, a diverse group of people, including community members...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Commissioner Justin Hodge Appointed Commission on Community Action and Economic Opportunity

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Washtenaw County, MI – 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....

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Commissioner Sue Shink Appointed Vice Chairperson of Transportation Coordinating Council

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SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, announces that Sue Shink, Commissioner of District 2 and Board Chairperson in Washtenaw County, has been named Vice Chairperson of SEMCOG’s Transportation Coordinating Council (TCC).

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Board Investment in Addressing Child Care Access Serves Over 100 Families in 2021

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Washtenaw County, MI – In September 2021, the Board of Commissioners allocated $2 million to equitably address child care access as part of the Washtenaw County Rescue Plan. This investment included dollars from both the American Rescue Plan and...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Board Recognizes Transgender Day of Visibility; Establishes Gender Affirming Policy Committee

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Washtenaw County, MI – The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution that annually recognizes March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility in Washtenaw County. For the past several years, the Board has recognized t...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Board of Commissioners Passes $11 Million Package to Invest in Community Health and Wellbeing

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Washtenaw County, MI – Last night, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a series of investments using funds from the county’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation. This is the second package of investm...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Board Approves the Acceptance of a Grant to Launch a Drivers Education Assistance Program

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Washtenaw County, MI – Earlier this month, Washtenaw County Commissioners voted to approve the acceptance of a grant from The Auto Club Group Foundation (AAA) to launch a new initiative to help youth from under-resourced communities aff...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Board Joins Calls for a Hearing on Conditions in Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility

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Washtenaw County, MI – Last week, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to support State Senator Jeff Irwin’s request for a hearing on allegations of extreme staffing shortages and deteriorating prison conditions...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

UPDATED: February 2nd Board of Commissioners and Working Session Meetings Canceled

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Public Notice: January 19th Board of Commissioners and Working Session Meetings Canceled

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has canceled its meetings for tomorrow (Wednesday, February 2nd) due to anticipated severe winter weather in Washtenaw Coun...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Public Notice: January 19th Board of Commissioners and Working Session Meetings Canceled

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has canceled its meetings for tonight (Wednesday, January 19th) due to high levels of COVID-19 transmission and exposures in Washtenaw County and across the state. The agenda did not include time-sensitive items...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Board of Commissioners Begin New Public Meeting Schedule for 2022; Launch Public Comment Portal

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At their last meeting of 2021, the Board of Commissioners approved a resolution that creates a new meeting calendar for 2022. The new calendar aims to simplify the meeting schedule so that members of the public can more easily understand when certain item...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Board of Commissioners Pass 2022 Operating Budget

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Washtenaw County, MI – Last week, at their final meeting of 2021, the Board of Commissioners approved an operating budget for 2022, as well as proposed budgets for 2023-2025. Washtenaw County operates using a quadrennial budget model, forecastin...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

County Officials Host Press Conference on Creation of Criminal Integrity and Expungement Units

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Below are images from the press conference announcing the creation of the Conviction Integrity and Expungement Unit in the Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Members of the Board of Commissioners, Washtenaw County Administration, the Washtenaw County Prosecut...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Washtenaw County to Begin Comprehensive Climate Action Planning Process

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Washtenaw County, MI – Last week, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to allocate funds to climate action planning efforts. The resolution approves a contract with Resource Recycling Systems to assist in the development ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Pass Resolutions in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

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At their Wednesday night meeting, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners passed a pair of historic resolutions recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and honoring Hispanic and Latinx organizers. 

The first resolution formally recognizes Hispanic...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Board of Commissioners Address Broadband Needs Countywide with $15.5 million investment

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Washtenaw County, MI – At their meeting last week, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved up to $15,472,270 to address broadband needs countywide. The COVID-19 pandemic made the importance of having access to high-speed...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Board of Commissioners Commit $2 Million to Equitably Address Childcare Access in Washtenaw County

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Washtenaw County, MI – The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners have committed $2 million to equitably address childcare access needs in Washtenaw County. This commitment is part of the first round of the Washtenaw County Rescue Plan allocati...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Commissioners Approve $30.5 Million Dollar Package Through the Ways and Means Committee

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Washtenaw County, MI – Last night, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a historic resolution obligating up to $30.5 million dollars for community investments through the Ways and Means Committee. This proposed package ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Washtenaw County Commissioners Vote to Strengthen Responsible Contractor Policy

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On Wednesday, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution amending the County's Responsible Contractor Policy passed in 2020. Modeled after the Federal government's False Claims Act, this amendment strengt...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

*UPDATED 7/9/21* Washtenaw Declares State of Emergency in Response to Widespread and Severe Flooding

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*7/9/2021 FLOODING UPDATE*

Ann Arbor, MI – Washtenaw County is continuing to assess flood damage throughout the county and provide resources and information to its residents.  The Governor announced yesterday that she is adding Washtenaw ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Board of Commissioners Release List of Potential Projects for Washtenaw County Rescue Plan

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Washtenaw County, MI – The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has released a list of potential projects that could be included in the Washtenaw County Rescue Plan. This plan leverages the $71 million the county will receive through the Amer...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Commissioners Host Panel on Stonewall Documentary and LGBTQ+ Services in Washtenaw County

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On June 28th, Commissioners Katie Scott and Jason Morgan hosted a documentary screening and panel discussion on Facebook Live as part of the Board of Commissioners' recognition of the anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The panel discussion inclu...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Washtenaw County Elects New Board Chair and Leadership Team, Welcomes Two New Commissioners

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Washtenaw County, MI - As their first order of business at their first meeting of 2021, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners held an election to select their Board Chair and four-person leadership team.  The meeting, held on Wedne...

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