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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Washtenaw County Environmental Council Vacancy Notice

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 

ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for people to be considered for appointments to the Washtenaw County Environmental Coun...

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Board of Commissioners - News
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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Board of Commissioners - News
Posted on: January 7, 2022

CMH Board Vacancy Notice

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – SEEKING CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 

WASHTENAW COUNTY COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH (CMH) BOARD

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for positions on the W...

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Board of Commissioners - News
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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Board of Commissioners - News
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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Board of Commissioners - News
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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Board of Commissioners - News
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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Board of Commissioners - News
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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Board of Commissioners - News
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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Board of Commissioners - News
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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Board of Commissioners - News
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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Board of Commissioners - News
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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Board of Commissioners - News
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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Board of Commissioners - News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Washtenaw County Hosts Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony

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On Friday, June 18th, Washtenaw County hosted a special flag raising ceremony to officially observe Juneteenth for the first time as a county government.

Many residents, community leaders, and county staff attended the event held in the lobby of the Washte...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Board of Commissioners Approve Series of Racial Justice-Related Resolutions

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Last night, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners approved a budget amendment to commit all annual revenue from the taxation of marijuana to equity-based programming and initiatives in Washtenaw County. The tax is expected to generate over $200,000 ...

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Board of Commissioners - News
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Washtenaw County Set to Launch Updated Opportunity Index

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Later this month, the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) will be launching the 2020 Opportunity Index. The 2020 Opportunity Index builds off the original 2015 Index, using key data points across 5 categories –&a...

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Board of Commissioners - News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Commissioners Approve $15/Hour Minimum Wage for All Regular, Full-Time Washtenaw County Staff

Board Approves $15/Hour Minimum Wage for All Regular, Fulltime Washtenaw County Government Employees

Last night, the Board of Commissioners approved a resolution establishing a $15/hour minimum wage for all regular, full-time Washtenaw County government employees. The resolution passed the Board unanimously. 

"In Washtenaw County, we firmly ...

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Board of Commissioners - News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Board Recognizes Transgender Day of Visibility

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On Wednesday, March 31st at 9:00 AM, Washtenaw County officials will raise the Transgender Pride Flag at 200 N. Main St in downtown Ann Arbor. This flag raising will be a part of the county’s recognition of Transgender...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Board of Commissioners Declares a Local State of Emergency Due to Sustained Impact of COVID-19

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Washtenaw County, MI - The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution declaring a local state of emergency within Washtenaw County as of March 17th, 2021 to continue through December 31, 2021 due to the sustained pres...

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Board of Commissioners - News
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Approve Special Revenue Fund to Maintain County Trails

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At their meeting earlier this month, the Board of Commissioners approved the creation of a new special revenue fund to support the long-term maintenance of non-motorized trails in Washtenaw County. The resolution, brought by the Washtenaw County Parks and...

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Board of Commissioners - News
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Board of Commissioners Approves the Creation of New Prosecutor’s and Sheriff’s Offices Positions

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Washtenaw County, MI – Last night, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved three resolutions to create new positions in the Prosecutor’s and Sheriff’s Offices. These positions are a Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for...

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Board of Commissioners - News
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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Board of Commissioners - News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Hire New Communications and Operations Manager

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Washtenaw County, MI – The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners recently hired Peter Lindeman as their new Communications and Operations Manager. In this role, Lindeman will work with the Board of Commissioners and other Washtenaw County emplo...

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