Press Releases

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

    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. Read on...
  2. Washtenaw County Health Department Announces Expanded COVID-19 Clinics

    Drive-through during the month of October for COVID vaccination or Pfizer boosters Read on...
  3. Board of Commissioners Commit $2 Million to Equitably Address Childcare Access in Washtenaw County

    The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners have committed $2 million to equitably address childcare access needs in Washtenaw County Read on...
  4. Assistance Available for Renters Facing Eviction

    On August 26, the U.S. Supreme Court took action to end the to block the federal eviction moratorium for non-payment of rent. Read on...
  5. Prosecutor’s Office & Dispute Resolution Center Announce New Survivor-Driven Restorative Justice

    Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office & Dispute Resolution Center Announce New Survivor-Driven Restorative Justice Program Crime Survivors to be Given Option for Alternative Dispositions for Cases Read on...
  6. Prosecutor’s Office & DRC Announce New Restorative Justice Program

    Crime Survivors to be Given Option for Alternative Dispositions for Cases Read on...
  7. Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Public Health Emergency Orders for Schools

    Masks and isolation or quarantine required in K-12 educational settings Read on...
  8. Commissioners Approve $30.5 Million Dollar Package Through the Ways and Means Committee

    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. Read on...
  9. PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT FOR APPORTIONMENT OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICTS

    The Washtenaw County Apportionment Commission is seeking public input into the number and location of boundaries of County Commissioner districts that will be in place for the next ten years. Read on...
  10. Washtenaw County OCED Releases 2020 Annual Report

    The Office of Community and Economic Development expanded essential programs to ensure residents had access to emergency food and shelter, financial support for rental and utility assistance, and other free supports to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Read on...
  11. Annual Parkridge Summer Festival and Joe Dulin Community Day Resumes In-Person

    The Annual Parkridge Summer Festival and Joe Dulin Community Day takes place Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Parkridge Park in Ypsilanti, offering a mix of entertainment and community resources for local families. Read on...
  12. August 15 Deadline to Enroll in Health Insurance on HealthCare.gov

    Michigan residents still have an opportunity to enroll in health insurance for 2021 on HealthCare.gov, but only until Sunday, Aug. 15. Read on...
  13. Washtenaw County Commissioners Vote to Strengthen Responsible Contractor Policy

    On Wednesday, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution amending the County's Responsible Contractor Policy passed in 2020. Read on...
  14. Washtenaw County Residents Protected Under New National Eviction Moratorium

    On August 4, 2021, the(CDC) issued a new eviction moratorium through October 3 for renters living in communities that are experiencing "substantial" and "high" spread of the coronavirus. As of the afternoon of August 4, 2021, Read on...
  15. Advisory: Washtenaw County Beach Closure

    Independence Lake beach closed due to high levels of bacteria Read on...
  16. Washtenaw County Health Department COVID-19 Advisory

    Local transmission increasing; additional precautions recommended Read on...
  17. SummerWorks Career Sneak Peek Speaker Series Invites Young Adults (16-24 Years Old) to Gain Insight

    The SummerWorks Career Sneak Peek Speaker Series, slated for August 9 through August 13, will feature 20 speakers from Michigan-based organizations to share their career experiences with Southeast Michigan young adults. Read on...
  18. Rental, Utility, and Internet Assistance Available for Tenants as Eviction Moratorium Nears Exp

    The Federal CDC Eviction Moratorium will end on July 31, but federal funds are available to help tenants facing pandemic hardships avoid eviction, while also ensuring landlords can recoup owed rent through the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance program. Read on...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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