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Posted on: February 28, 2018

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Sign up below if you'd like to receive agendas for upcoming  board meetings. Once you subscribe you'll receive a single email every two weeks with agendas for the upcoming board meetings.  Agendas will always be made available the Friday...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Public Notices

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Washtenaw County government regularly publishes Public Notices. When they are available, you can find them in our Alert Center.                    

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Meet the Board

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The Mission of the Board of Commissioners is to represent the citizens of Washtenaw County and to be responsible for all County Services. Find out more about the representatives on the Board page.

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Washtenaw County Youth Commission

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At their Wednesday, May 15 meeting, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners voted on a resolution creating the first-ever Washtenaw County Youth Commission. This resolution affirms the work of a previously convened youth task force, a group of teens r...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

2019 Calendar of Deliverables

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On March 6th, 2019 the Board of Commissioners affirmed by a 9-0 vote the "2019 Calendar of Deliverables." This document, identifies priorities that require consideration and will serve as an outline for the intended course of action for the Boar...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

New Voting Equipment in Washtenaw County

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Washtenaw County has deployed its newly selected Hart InterCivic Verity Voting system to replace aging election equipment. The new equipment includes ballot tabulators, accessible devices for voters with disabilities, and election management software.

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

CMH Association Funding Advocacy Update

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In last Friday’s CMH Association Weekly Update, we carried a number of stories underscoring the latest efforts by this association and its allies in its funding adv...

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Community Mental Health
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Dates for 2019

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches people to give “first aid” to those individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and/or who are in the early stages of a mental health disorder.

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Community Mental Health
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Washtenaw CMH 2017 Annual Report

Read all about our progress on our 2017-2022 strategic plan, our programs, recent initiatives, exciting opportunities and more!

Thanks to all of our amazing consumers and families, staff, peers and advocates, board members, community partners, and network ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

U of M Law Students Made a Video About Landlord Tenant Process

Andrew Cutillo, Megan Giles, Seyoung Oh, Adam VanDeusen worked with Judge Simpson from the 14A District Court to develop a video to help litigants navigate the Landlord Tenant court process.  We are grateful for their hard work and hope that the ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

14A District Court Partners with Saline Middle School

The 14A District Court Partners with Saline Middle School to bring the court experience into the classroom.

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

14A District Court Pioneers Online Case Resolution

Partnering with Court Innovations/Matterhorn, an Ann Arbor based company, the 14A District Court has implemented three different online case resolution platforms with more on the horizon.  The 14A District Court piloted the first of its kind onli...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Quit Smoking this Summer with Help from the Michigan Tobacco Quitline

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Is quitting smoking on your to-do list this summer? The Michigan Tobacco Quitline can help with free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges this summer.

Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in Michigan.  However, 7 in 10...

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Washtenaw County Health Department Health Department - News
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Washtenaw County Health Department Names New Health Officer

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The Washtenaw County Health Department is happy to announce the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has appointed Jimena Loveluck as the County’s new Health Officer. Loveluck has spent her entire career in public health, including as Deputy ...

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Washtenaw County Health Department Health Department - News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Prescriptions Filled at Farmers Markets Cultivate Health in Washtenaw County

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After Anita Stewart suffered from a series of strokes and the accompanying medical bills, she went to Faith in Action for help. Faith in Action, an essential support provider in Chelsea, then referred her to get a free prescription, but not one that could...

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Washtenaw County Health Department Health Department - News
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Help Design a Youth Mental Health Campaign

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The Washtenaw County Health Department is working with Washtenaw County Community Mental Health to develop and launch a county-wide campaign to promote youth mental health and reduce stigma.

Help Design the Campaign

We're looking for local youth and communi...

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Washtenaw County Health Department Health Department - News
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Health Department Continues to Recommend Hepatitis A Prevention Measures

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The Hepatitis A outbreak is ongoing in Michigan and has infected 20 adults in Washtenaw County. While there are no new cases in Washtenaw, the Health Department continues to recommend good handwashing and vaccination to prevent infection. Hand sanitizer d...

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Washtenaw County Health Department Health Department - News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

First Phase of Play Here: Play Together Ready!

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The Washtenaw County Health Department is very happy to announce the completion of the first phase of its Play Here: Play Together project at the Washtenaw County Human Service center at 555 Towner Street, Ypsilanti. Play equipment -- including a play far...

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Washtenaw County Health Department Health Department - News
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Measles Update: Are you protected?

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The measles outbreak in Michigan this spring has ended. But, cases are occurring in multiple U.S. states and internationally. Everyone is encouraged to protect themselves from measles with vaccination. 

Measles is spread through the air by an infe...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Read our 2018 Annual Report

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The Washtenaw County Health Department is pleased to share its 2018 Annual Report with the entire community.

In 2018, the Washtenaw County Health Department provided thousands of clinical visits and environmental health inspections. We helped thousands of ...

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Washtenaw County Health Department Health Department - News
Posted on: March 19, 2019

County Health Rankings: Washtenaw County is healthy. But not for all.

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Washtenaw County ranks as the fourth healthiest county in Michigan – and first in factors related to health behaviors and clinical care. But the 2019 County Health Rankings, also show that while there are a lot of opportunities for health in Washtenaw, no...

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Washtenaw County Health Department Health Department - News
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Eleven Percent of Washtenaw County Pregnant Women Smoke. Free Help is Available.

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Eleven percent of Washtenaw County women who gave birth in 2016 reported that they smoked cigarettes while pregnant, according to a new report from the Washtenaw County Health Department. The Health Department encourages pregnant women to take advantage o...

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Health Department - News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Community-wide Solutions Needed to Address Opioid Epidemic

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Some epidemics, like Ebola, rush in like a tornado with immediate and obvious destruction. The opioid epidemic, instead, is more like fungus that slowly attacks trees, eventually decimating the forest. This is the focus of a newly published report by the ...

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Health Department - News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Marijuana Legalization: What You Need to Know

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Adult-use recreational marijuana is now legal in Michigan. Here's what you need to know about the law and the health effects.

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On November 6, 2018, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, creating the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act.

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Washtenaw County Health Department Health Department - News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Washtenaw County Sees Increase in Legionnaires’ Disease

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Eighteen adults in Washtenaw County have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease (Legionella pneumonia) in 2018. No deaths have been reported.

The Health Department continues to look for sources of common exposure, however, to date, none have b...

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Washtenaw County Health Department Health Department - News
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Michigan extends ‘Do Not Eat’ Fish Advisory for Huron River to Lake Erie

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On Aug., 31, 2018, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an expanded ‘Do Not Eat’ fish advisory for all fish in the Huron River in Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw, Wayne, and Monroe Counties. The original advisory was issued o...

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Health Department - News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Stop Hepatitis A: Get Vaccinated

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There is an outbreak of hepatitis A among adults in Washtenaw and other Michigan counties. The hepatitis A vaccine is extremely effective at preventing infection, but the majority of Washtenaw adults have not been vaccinated. 

Call 734-544-6700 to...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Want to Make a Healthy Change? Sign Up for Wise Choices

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Wise Choices provides free health screenings and coaching to help you make small, healthy changes in your life. It consists of: 

  • A brief health intake screening (glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure)
  • Goal-setting and planning - you deci...
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Wise Choices Webpage Health Department - Spotlight on Health
Posted on: March 30, 2018

All Are Welcome Here

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The Washtenaw County Health Department launched an “All Are Welcome Here” campaign to make sure everyone knows it is safe to walk through our doors and participate in our many public health services. Messaging in seven languages has be...

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Health Department - Spotlight on Health
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Stress-Free Immunizations: We’ve got you covered

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Even after receiving multiple shots and blood tests, Deena Hawasli was smiling after her appointment with the Washtenaw County Health Department’s immunization program.

“The staff was just all very friendly and happy,” she sai...

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Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that th...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Prescriptions Filled at Farmers Markets Cultivate Health in Washtenaw County

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After Anita Stewart suffered from a series of strokes and the accompanying medical bills, she went to Faith in Action for help. Faith in Action, an essential support provider in Chelsea, then referred her to get a free prescription, but not one that could...

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Washtenaw County Health Department Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Public Notice - Board of Health Appointment

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – SEEKING CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS FOR 

THE BOARD OF HEALTH

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for a position on the Board of Health. The Board o...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Health Department begins Transformation of 555 Towner Street

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The Washtenaw County Health Department is very happy to announce the completion of the first phase of its Play Here: Play Together project at the Washtenaw County Human Service center at 555 Towner Street, Ypsilanti. Play equipment -- including a play far...

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Washtenaw County Health Department Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Public Notice - Environmental Council Appointment

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – SEEKING CITIZEN VOLUNTEER FOR 

ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for a position on the Environmental Council. The Board of C...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Help Design a Youth Mental Health Campaign

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The Washtenaw County Health Department and Washtenaw County Community Mental Health are working together to develop and launch a county-wide campaign to promote youth mental health and reduce stigma.

Help Design the Campaign

We're looking for local youth an...

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Washtenaw County Health Department Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Update from the Administrator - Jimena Loveluck Affirmed as Administrative Health Officer

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I am pleased to announce that Jimena Loveluck has been affirmed by the Board of Commissioners as Washtenaw County’s Administrative Health Officer.  Jimena has been serving as our Deputy Health Officer since 2017, and has worked closely ...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Washtenaw County Partners with League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area and WEMU

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In early 2019, an impressive partnership was formed, bringing together the vision of the League of Women Voters, the voice of WEMU and valuable community collaboration from Washtenaw County Government.  “Know Your County Government&...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Joint Task

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"I am honored to have been selected to participate as a member of the Jail and Pre-Trial Incarceration Task Force, established by Governor Whitmer”, Clayton said. “I believe the work of the task force will be a critical first step, contributing to th...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 2, 2019

WCSO Warns of Swift Water in County Waterways

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The recent heavy rainstorms have elevated water levels in rivers and streams, and increased the speeds of the currents.  Even if the water may seem calm at the surface, the currents under the surface may be overwhelming.  The Marine Safe...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Washtenaw County Raise the Age Initiative

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Beginning in March of 2019, Washtenaw County will begin transferring some 17-year-old, non-violent offenders awaiting trial or sentence from the adult jail to the Youth Center (juvenile detention).  Criminalizing children via incarceration in the...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Washtenaw County Parks Receives $250,000 Grant to Build Ypsilanti Area Skatepark

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YPSILANTI, MI.  Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission is excited to announce an award of a $250,000 Built to Play Skatepark Grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to build a skatepark in the Ypsilanti a...

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Press Release Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: January 3, 2019

WCSO Boater Safety Class: Registration is Open

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In order to minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats, citizens who are involved in boating activities are strongly encouraged to attend these classes.

2019 Boater Sa...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Naloxone Training Filming in Progress!

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“Equipping our deputies with Naloxone provides a valuable tool to deal with the opioid and heroin epidemic” according to Sheriff’s Police Services Commander Marlene Radzik.  “The faces of those suffering from substance use disorder are growing.” ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

WCSO participates in National Field Study Research Project

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We are visiting cities across the country to learn about their approaches to police-community engagement, and the challenges and successes they’ve encountered along the way. 

It’s not uncommon for police agencies to have dedicated staff leading co...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

One Community: Advancing Racial Equity in Washtenaw County

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Washtenaw County is one of the wealthiest counties in Michigan, with high incomes and high rankings as one of the most economically vibrant, educated, healthy, and best places to live in the state. However, this is not true for all and has led to high rac...

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Home - Spotlight on Washtenaw
Posted on: April 2, 2018

WCSO Shop with a Cop 2019 – Donations Needed!

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Its purpose is to provide children in need with an
opportunity to shop for gifts for those whom they love.  

Because the program is funded entirely by donations, the generosity of our donors is essential to the program’s success.  Last y...

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Home - Spotlight on Washtenaw
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Accelerating Completion of the Border-to-Border Trail

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The Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission (WCPARC) has entered into a Public-Private-Partnership with the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative (HWPI) with the goals of expanding and accelerating completion of the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B).

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Want to Make a Healthy Change? Sign-up for Wise Choices

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Wise Choices provides free health screenings and coaching to help you make small, healthy changes in your life. It consists of: 

  • A brief health intake screening (glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure)
  • Goal-setting and planning - you deci...
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Posted on: March 18, 2019

WCPARC 2018 Annual Report

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In 2018, the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) celebrated 45 years of providing outstanding recreation facilities and programs for residents and visitors. This banner year saw major accomplishments in park development, land protect...

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Parks & Rec - News
Posted on: April 1, 2018

WCPARC Day Camps & Playground Program

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Washtenaw County Parks is committed to offering various summer programming opportunities to suit every child, timing, budget, and location throughout the County.  We aim to educate the whole child through varied activities, weekly themes, and new...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Ypsilanti Twp. Board Unanimously Approves Location For New Skatepark

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YPSILANTI, MI. February 11, 2019 - On Monday, January 14, the Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve Community Center Park as the location of a new public skatepark for the area. Previously, in December, the Ypsilanti T...

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Press Release Parks & Rec - News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Become a Lifeguard

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Providing lifeguards is a critical service that the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) offers.  Whether it’s in the wave pool at Rolling Hills Water Park, the lap pool at the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center or the beach a...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

WCPARC 2018 Annual Report

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In 2018, the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) celebrated 45 years of providing outstanding recreation facilities and programs for residents and visitors. This banner year saw major accomplishments in park development, land protect...

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Parks & Rec - Spotlights
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Accelerating Completion of the Border-to-Border Trail

Family walking on the B2B in Dexter

The Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission (WCPARC) has entered into a Public-Private-Partnership with the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative (HWPI) with the goals of expanding and accelerating completion of the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B).

In...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Public Notice - Board of Health Appointment

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – SEEKING CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS FOR 

THE BOARD OF HEALTH

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for a position on the Board of Health. The Board o...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Public Notice - Environmental Council Appointment

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – SEEKING CITIZEN VOLUNTEER FOR 

ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for a position on the Environmental Council. The ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton appointed by Governor Gretcher Whitmer to the Michigan Joint Task

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"I am honored to have been selected to participate as a member of the Jail and Pre-Trial Incarceration Task Force, established by Governor Whitmer”, Clayton said. “I believe the work of the task force will be a critical first step...

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 2, 2019

WCSO Warns of Swift Water in County Waterways

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The recent heavy rainstorms have elevated water levels in rivers and streams, and increased the speeds of the currents.  Even if the water may seem calm at the surface, the currents under the surface may be overwhelming.  The Marine Safe...

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: January 2, 2019

WCSO Boater Safety Class: Registration is Open

Marine Safety

In order to minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats, citizens who are involved in boating activities are strongly encouraged to attend these classes.

2019 Boater Sa...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Beyond the Badge 2-2: 911 The True First Responders

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Why Beyond The Badge? It's our way of showing, in our own words what we are really about.

Beyond the Badge 2-2: 911 The True First Responders

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

WCSO Dispatcher James Wrock honored as top trainer!

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His family and Dispatch leadership were there to support and congratulate him in the well-deserved honor. Congrats, Jim!


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Posted on: October 26, 2018

WCSO's Outreach Coordinator Marv Gundy honored at Michigan Works Awards Ceremony

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Marv has a heart of gold, strong work ethic and loves his community - which is why we are so lucky to have him as our Community Outreach Coordinator. He has transformed the Youth Employment Program to what it is today and we couldn't be more proud. Way to...

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Congratulations Deputy Turpin

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She has shown herself to be a confident self-starter that takes initiative and pays close attention to detail. WCSO is lucky to have her as part of the team!

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Naloxone Training Filming in Progress!

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“Equipping our deputies with Naloxone provides a valuable tool to deal with the opioid and heroin epidemic” according to Sheriff’s Police Services Commander Marlene Radzik.  “The faces of those suffering fr...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

WCSO Metro Dispatch Honored for National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call made in the United States.  The public safety telecommunicators of Washtenaw Metro Dispatch are responsible for receiving all of the emergency calls and dispatching law enforcement pers...

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 2, 2018

WCSO & Prevent Child Abuse America: “Help Great Childhoods Happen this April!”

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Research suggests that
many people are already playing a role in preventing child abuse and creatinggreat childhoods in their communities, they just don’t realize it. A study
commissioned by Prevent Child Abuse America shows that only 27% of Americans...

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 28, 2018

WCSO Retiree Breakfast

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Some worked as deputies for a dollar an hour and others made considerably more. Now retired they have moved in their lives but no matter the difference they all have a common bond.   At one time in their lives they were Deputies for the Washtenaw...

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Corrections Academy Graduates

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Ofc. Ruth Rusu, Ofc. Laura Tew, Ofc. Brooke Lucidi, Ofc. Bryan Brunson, Ofc. Christopher Holman, and Ofc. Gregory Gillette graduated from the Washtenaw Community College Corrections Officers Academy on March 1, 2018.  The Corrections Officer Acad...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Police Service Dog Team Assists Clinton PD

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 The citation was received for tracking and locating an Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (OWI) suspect who had fled from the Clinton Police Department, recklessly crashed his vehicle in an intersection in rural southwest Washtenaw Coun...

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: February 28, 2018

WCSO Information about Ice Safety

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Before venturing out onto the ice, tell someone on land where you are going and when you expect to be back.  Relaying your plan can help save your life if something happens to you while out on the ice.  Carry a cell phone with you in a w...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

WCSO participates in National Field Study Research Project

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We are visiting cities across the country to learn about their approaches to police-community engagement, and the challenges and successes they’ve encountered along the way. 

It’s not uncommon for police agencies to have dedicated staff leading co...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

WCSO is Hiring!

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For more information and details about how to apply please follow the link below.

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

WCSO Shop with a Cop 2019 – Donations Needed!

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Its purpose is to provide children in need with an
opportunity to shop for gifts for those whom they love.  

Because the program is funded entirely by donations, the generosity of our donors is essential to the program’s success.  Last y...

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Sheriff - Spotlight
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Letter from the Sheriff

Sheriff Jerry L Clayton

On January 1, 2013, our administration began its second term. During our first four year term we assessed all areas of the Sheriff’s Office and implemented changes consistent with our overarching mission, core values, and core strategies. We will continue...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Principle Residence Exemption Doesn't Expire

Update from the Michigan Department of Treasury:

The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding Michiganders that a Principal Residence Exemption – known as a PRE – does not expire.

Inaccurate posts being shared on social media are cla...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Delinquent property tax, mortgage, and condo fee assistance available!

Step Forward Michigan is a program that provides interest-free, payment-free, forgivable loans to help homeowners catch up on delinquent property taxes, mortgage payments, and association dues.

You may be eligible if:

  • You own and occupy your home
  • You had an ...
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Posted on: April 30, 2019

2019 Washtenaw County Youth Sports Camps for Ages 8-15

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Please click on the link provided and view "summer sports camp" under awareness & prevention services for more information. The registration form is available here. Space is limited so get your forms in early!

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Issues of the Environment - Expanding Lake Protections In The Huron River Watershed

Huron River Watershed map with text - Expanding Lake Protections In The Huron River Watershed

Issues of the Environment Weekly radio show hosted by David Fair that airs each Wednesday at 6:50am and 8:50am. This show has been named Best Mini-Documentary or Series by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters!

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Water - News
Posted on: June 16, 2019

Waste Reduction and Recycling Award: Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority

Excellence in Waste Reduction and Recycling - Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority

Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority formed in 1991 as partnership between the 5 communities of Dexter, Lyndon, Bridgewater, Manchester, Lyma and the City of Chelsea. These municipalities are working together to find ways to handle waste and promote recy...

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Water - News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Climate Change To Cause More Flooding In The Great Lakes Region

Great_Lakes_from_space-PublicDomain-SeaWiFS Project, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center and ORBIMAGE

Issues of the Environment Weekly radio show hosted by David Fair that airs each Wednesday at 6:50am and 8:50am. This show has been named Best Mini-Documentary or Series by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters!

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Water - News
Posted on: May 16, 2019

In the News. . .Recycling Challenges & Opportunities

WC Recycles Tree and recycling symbol

The Green RoomCheck out the latest Green Room TV show on Ann Arbor's CTN! 

  • May 15, 2019 Recycling Challenges & Opportunities:  Marc Williams of the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority discusses challenges and opportunities ...
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News Flash

Posted on: February 28, 2018

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control

Water in overflow ditch

The program purpose is to provide protection of surface water and the environment from the adverse impacts of earth changes by assuring appropriate design and implementation of soil erosion and sedimentation control measures within Washtenaw County.

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

County Drains

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Within County drainage districts, the Water Resources Commissioner is responsible for accounting of expenditures and financial statements, for maintaining records of the establishment and operation of each, and for conducting routine maintenance of the dr...

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