Press Releases

  1. WATER RESOURCES STAFF CONTINUE EFFORTS TO ALLEVIATE FLOODING

    Water Resources Commissioner Pratt reports that all field staff are continuing to work throughout the County on various drainage concerns and reports of flooding. Read on...
  2. Prosecutor and Community Programs Partnership to Reduce Justice Involvement for Young Men Color

    The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office and Washtenaw County My Brother’s Keeper (WMBK) today announced a new partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice geared towards reducing justice-involvement for young men of color in Washtenaw County. Read on...
  3. Washtenaw County Flood Response Information For Residents

    Washtenaw County is continuing to assess flood damage throughout the county and provide resources and information to its residents. Read on...
  4. Board of Commissioners Release List of Potential Projects for Washtenaw County Rescue Plan

    The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has released a list of potential projects that could be included in the Washtenaw County Rescue Plan. Read on...
  5. Washtenaw County Declares State of Emergency in Response to Widespread and Severe Flooding *UPDATED*

    As part of the request for a State declaration, Washtenaw County needs to collect as much information as possible about the extent of damage that has occurred in our community Read on...
  6. Washtenaw County Declares State of Emergency in Response to Widespread and Severe Flooding

    Chair of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Sue Shink has declared a state of emergency in response to the widespread and severe flooding of numerous homes throughout our community caused by several days of heavy rainfall. Read on...
  7. Washtenaw County Brownfield Program Two-Year Report Shows Steady Success Despite Pandemic

    Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (WCBRA) recently released the program’s two-year report, which reflects an active program over the last two years, despite economic slow-downs due to the pandemic. Read on...
  8. Board of Commissioners Petition EGLE to Deny Private Wastewater Plant in Lodi Township

    Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to petition the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy to deny a permit to Red Equities, LLC for a private wastewater treatment plant in Lodi Township. Read on...
  9. Washtenaw County Man Charged With Felonious Assault, Criminal Sexual Conduct and Ethnic Intimidation

    Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit, with the assistance of the Fair Michigan Justice Project (FMJP), has charged James Greggs, 59, of Ann Arbor, in connection with the violent assault of a transgender woman Read on...
  10. Say Yes! COVID Test Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Offers Free, Rapid COVID-19 Tests to Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti

    Residents can order at-home COVID-19 test kits while supplies last at CovidTestAAYpsi.org Read on...
  11. First case of hantavirus reported in Michigan

    Michiganders reminded to take precautions around rodents Read on...
  12. Board of Commissioners Approve Allocating Marijuana Tax Revenue to Racial Equity Initiatives

    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. Read on...
  13. COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Changes

    Emergency mass vaccination scaled back as COVID-19 vaccine availability increases Read on...
  14. Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Local Public Health Order for School Quarantine

    K-12 students required to quarantine after exposure and in specific circumstances Read on...
  15. Washtenaw County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Update

    Vaccination maps by census tract now available; multiple upcoming COVID-19 vaccine opportunities Read on...
  16. Washtenaw County Prosecutor Announces Innovative Pre-Plea Diversion Program in Ann Arbor’s 15th Dist

    Created in Partnership with 15th District Court, Program Allows Defendants to Avoid Guilty Plea While Accessing Rehabilitative Services Read on...
  17. Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners to Receive Update on Broadband Task Force Activities

    On Thursday, April 22nd at 6:30 PM, the Board of Commissioners will be receiving an update from the Broadband Task Force at their Working Session meeting. Read on...
  18. WASHTENAW COUNTY BROADBAND TASK FORCE OFFERS UPDATE ON ACHIEVING COUNTYWIDE BROADBAND ACCESS BY 2022

    At the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Working Session meeting last evening, the Broadband Task Force provided an update on their work to bridge the digital divide across all of Washtenaw County. Read on...
  19. Pratt Briefs House of Representatives on Emergency Response, Disaster Recovery, and Infrastructure

    Commissioner Pratt participated as one of three panelists in a briefing by the American Public Works Association (APWA) to members of the US House of Representatives Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus. Read on...
  20. Washtenaw County Health Department Urges COVID-19 Precautions

    Governor’s recommendations can help reverse current trends Read on...
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