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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: 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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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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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. 

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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Washtenaw 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 Ameri...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 20, 2021

Community Mental Health (CMH) Board Vacancy

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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 position...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Fall Board, Committee, and Commission Public Notice

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for a slate of positions on various Boards, C...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Walk-In Service Available for Most County Clerk/Register Services

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The following services provided by the Washtenaw County Clerk/Register's office are available with no appointment needed during normal business hours:

Washtenaw County Clerk - Vital Records Division

Washtenaw.org/VitalRecords / 734-222-672...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Clerk/Register of Deeds Online and By-Mail Services

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The public is encouraged to access services provided by the Washtenaw County Clerk/Register's office online and by mail for both convenience and safety.

Order Certified Copies of Vital Records 

  • Birth, Death & Marriage records are avail...
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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Washtenaw Co. Clerk's Office Wins Tyler Technologies Public Sector Excellence Award

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The Washtenaw County Clerk/Register’s Office was recently named a 2021 Tyler Public Sector Excellence award winner at Tyler Technologies’ annual Connect user conference in April. The County Clerk/Register’s office Vital Recor...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 8, 2021

Washtenaw County Continuum of Care is Accepting Applications for New or Expansion Projects

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2021 Continuum of Care Funding Opportunity – Request for Letters of Intent

As part of the 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Funding Competition, The Washtenaw County CoC will accept applications for one or more bonus or expansion projects totaling:

  • $32...
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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Notice of Public Comment Period on Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Community Services Block Grant Plan

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Notice of Public Comment Period on Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Plan

The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) will accept public comments on its Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Plan f...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Washtenaw County Residents Affected by Flooding Eligible for Disaster Food Assistance Program

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Starting tomorrow, low-income residents of Wayne and Washtenaw counties who were affected by recent flooding and are not already receiving food assistance benefits soon can apply for federal Disaster Food Assistance Program benefits. The Michigan Departme...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

New Human Services Partnership to Replace Coordinated Funding

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Washtenaw County and the City of Ann Arbor are working together in coordination with other local funding agencies to develop a New Human Services Partnership to replace Washtenaw Coordinated Funding.

The New partnership will focus investments in efforts to...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

UPDATED: Flood Resources Available for Washtenaw County Residents

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UPDATE: The deadline for survivors for the June 25-26 severe storms and flooding to register with FEMA for individual disaster assistance has been extended to Wednesday, October 13, 2021. 

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Rental, Utility, and Internet Assistance Available as Eviction Moratorium Nears Expiration

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Rental and utility relief assistance funds are available now! Learn more here.

The Federal CDC Eviction Moratorium will end on July 31, but assistance funds are available to help qualifying households in Washtenaw County who continue to face pande...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Barrier Busters Unmet Needs Fund Continues to Support Residents Impacted by the Pandemic

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A summary report from the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) shows financial assistance requests made during the first quarter of 2021 (January through March 2021) to the Barrier Buster Unmet Needs Fund continued...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Releases Bi-Annual Report

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Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (WCBRA) recently released the program’s bi-annual report. The report includes information about activities, grant programs, and financial data from 2019 and 2020. 

Highlights from the r...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Barrier Busters Releases 2020 Annual Report

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OCED worked to increase and expand the capacity of Barrier Busters, welcoming new partners with strong community connections to the network. Additional funding was also secured from partners including Washtenaw County...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

COVID Emergency Rental Assistance is Now Available!

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Having trouble paying or receiving rent? Federal funds are available to help tenants facing pandemic-related hardships avoid eviction while also ensuring landlords can recoup owed rent through the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) program. CERA is ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Financial Assistance Requests Remain Higher than Average as the Impact of COVID-19 Continues

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The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) recently released updated Barrier Busters COVID-19 response summary reports. These summary reports detail Barrier Busters activities between July 1 and September 30. During that time...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Washtenaw County OCED Releases New Report on Activities from January 2019 Through August 2020

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The Washtenaw County Office Community and Economic Development (OCED) released a report detailing activities from January 2019 through August 2020. The report includes a summary of programs, initiatives, and&am...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Washtenaw County Launches Program to Give Away 10,000 Free Masks

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As we prepare for colder weather and more indoor activities, masks will continue to be vital to limit the spread of COVID-19.  To improve access across the County,  the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development is wor...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

OCED Partners with Community for Socially Distant Parkridge SummerFest & Joe Dulin Community Day

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This summer, Parkridge SummerFest and Joe Dulin Community Day celebrated 10 years of bringing together music, food, and community in Parkridge Park every fourth Saturday of August. This year’s festivities looked a little different due to the COV...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Barrier Busters Requests Triple During COVID-19 Response

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Newly released summary reports from the Washtenaw County Office Community and Economic Development (OCED) show financial assistance requests made to the Barrier Buster Unmet Needs Fund tripled during the first months of the COVID-19 pand...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Community Chooses New Playground Design Ypsilanti’s Parkridge Park

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Over the last year, the City of Ypsilanti and the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development engaged over 100 residents to identify and prioritize what type of investment they want to see in their community. Last Summer, dozens of commu...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

New Partnership and Program Supports Renters to Prevent Eviction

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Washtenaw County OCED is partnering with Housing Access for Washtenaw County (HAWC) and Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) to administer a new Eviction Diversion and Prevention (EDP) program. The EDP program connects individuals to financial...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: Ann Arbor Announces Affordable Housing Waitlist Website

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On Friday, July 24, 2020, the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED), along with the City of Ann Arbor, launched a new affordable housing waitlist website: AnnArborWaitlist.com. The waitlist will open for the first t...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Washtenaw County Continuum Of Care Adopts Racial Equity Statement

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On July 15, 2020, the Washtenaw County Continuum of Care (CoC) Board adopted a statement committing to understanding and addressing racial equity in the local homelessness response system. 

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Michigan Launches Program to Support Small Business Impacted by COVID-19

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The State of Michigan has allocated $100 million of CARES Act funding to support small businesses in our state in response to the economic impact of COVID-19. This funding is now available through the Michigan Small Business Restart Program to businesses ...
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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Washtenaw County Opens Cooling Centers

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With temperatures expected to rise above 90° this week, Washtenaw County will open two (2) cooling centers beginning July 7th. Starting Tuesday morning, the atrium of the Community Mental Health building at 555 Towner St. in Ypsilanti and the Lear...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Substantial Amendment to Urban County Citizen Participation Plan available for comment

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Notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County OCED that one public hearing, and a 5 day public comment period, will be held to solicit citizen input on a substantial amendment to the Citizen Participation Plan in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Nonprofit Agencies Receive Support From Washtenaw County and Community Partners

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Washtenaw County nonprofits are playing a major role in stepping up to provide essential services to the members of our community during the COVID-19 crisis. From helping coordinate food distribution to staffin...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Washtenaw County Partners to Support Local Businesses During the COVID-19 Crisis

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“Just as Washtenaw County has been working hard to ensure residents have the latest public health information and access to essential services, we are committed to helping the small business community,” said Gregory Dill, Washtenaw Cou...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Substantial Amendment to Washtenaw Urban County 2019 Action Plan available for comment

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Notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) that one public hearing will be held to solicit citizen input on a substantial amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan. The amendment is focused on additio...
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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Environmental Review for Upcoming Projects

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Location: 7651 Dan Hoey Rd, Dexter, MI 48130

Developer: Avalon Housing, Inc.

  • Click here to view the Combined Notice. This notice details the finding of no significant impact on the environment and the request for the release ...
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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Washtenaw County Support New Statewide Capacity Building Initiative

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Through Washtenaw Coordinated Funders, the Office of Community and Economic Development is supporting a new initiative that will enable nonprofits to connect with talent and receive capacity-building support. &ldquo...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Draft Washtenaw Urban County 2020 Action Plan now available for comment

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The Action Plan describes the actions, activities and resources that will be used in Fiscal Year 2020-21 to address the priority community development and housing needs and goals identified by the 
Five-Year 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan.

Pursuant to...
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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications

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“Being a part of SummerWorks was awesome! My job led to an internship and the internship turned into my career!”

- 2017 SummerWorks Participant 

Are you between the ages of 16 and 24? Do you w...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Washtenaw County Offers Funding for Census Outreach Projects

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As the country prepares for Census 2020, Washtenaw County is working to reach out to groups that have been historically undercounted, such as college students, children, people of color, low-income individuals, and more. Given the importance of the Decenn...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

OCED Participates in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual, nationwide program where organizations and advocates draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness in communities across the country. This year, the Shelter Associ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Washtenaw County Brownfield Authority Releases 2018 Annual Report

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Last month, the Washtenaw County Brownfield Authority (WCBRA) released its 2018 Annual Report. The report detailed over 65 million dollars in private investment and substantial environmental remediation and public infrastructure investme...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Washtenaw County Announces Winter Shelter and Warming Centers

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Starting Monday, November 11th, 2019, any individuals seeking emergency shelter during the upcoming cold winter months can find a safe and warm place to sleep each night at the Delonis Center (312 W Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103) and&...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Community Members Identify and Prioritize New Housing and Public Infrastructure Projects

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The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development and the City of Ypsilanti hosted a series of meetings with residents who live in the neighborhood located south of W. Michigan Avenue in Ypsilan...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

OCED Partners with United Way to Explore Financial Empowerment for Residents

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Earlier this month, Washtenaw County was announced as part of a new cohort of communities receiving grants to explore the feasibility of launching Financial Empowerment Centers in their communities through the Cities for Financi...

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News Flash

Posted on: August 26, 2021

Public Comment Period & Public Hearing | Urban County Draft 2020-21 CAPER

 

Notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development that public comment period will be held from August 30 &n...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Public Comment Period & Public Hearings | Urban County Draft 2021-22 Action Plan

Pursuant to U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development regulations, notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) that three public hearings will be held to solicit citizen input on the Draft Wa...

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Community & Economic Development - Public Notices
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Public Comment Period & Public Hearing | Needs Assessment for Urban County 2021-22 Action Plan

Pursuant to U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development regulations, notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development that a public hearing will be held to solicit citizen input on housing and community de...

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Community & Economic Development - Public Notices
Posted on: October 27, 2020

New Public Hearing Date for Washtenaw Urban County Draft 2019 Performance and Evaluation Report

Notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development that the virtual public hearing to solicit citizen input on the draft Washtenaw Urban County 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) has...

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Community & Economic Development - Public Notices
Posted on: September 22, 2020

2019-20 Washtenaw Urban County Planned Activities Amendment - Additional CARES Act Funding Received

Washtenaw County has been awarded a 2nd round of Emergency Solutions Grant funds (ESG-CV) through the CARES Act. The first allocation was in the amount of $643,403, and the second allocation was $1,794,203, for a total ESG-CV allocation of $2,437,606.&...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 10, 2019

OCED 2018 Annual Report

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We’re proud of the broad reach of OCED throughout the County. Read our most recent annual report to learn all of the ways we are working to make Washtenaw County a place where all residents can fully participate in the community and in the economy.

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Affordable Housing

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Our office partners with a number of community partners to improve, protect, and expand our county's affordable housing stock.

Learn more about this work by checking out https://www.washtenaw.org/722/Affordable-Housing 

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Historic Preservation

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The Washtenaw County Historic Preservation Program is dedicated to supporting local historic districts, spurring heritage tourism, and attracting investment in our historic resources.

Learn more about this work by checking out https://www.washtena...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 14, 2021

Corner Health Center is serving the psychiatry needs of Washtenaw County youth with millage funding

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One-stop care. What is it? A place that meets your needs holistically—from physical health to mental health, from wellness to treatment, from education to support.

For some, it might sound like a lofty ideal. However, at a colorful store...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Millage funding and partnerships are reforming how Washtenaw County responds to public safety

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Beginning in 2019, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) and Washtenaw County Community Mental Health (WCCMH)—with funding from the Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage—came together to adopt a...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Millage mini-grants are normalizing conversations about mental health in Washtenaw County schools

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As the 2020 school year wrapped up, students at Clague Middle School on Ann Arbor’s northeast side were checking out books from a new mental health library—made possible by mini-grant funding from the Washten...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Fostering hope, peer support specialists are helping people on their journey to recovery

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There aren’t too many job applications where checking the box for a criminal history or a mental illness or a history of addiction would give you an edge. But for peer-support specialists, it’s a decided advantage. 

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Not just a bed. Millage funds shelters, staff to help residents get and stay healthy

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For Avalon Housing, the millage has funded support services at Hickory Way, a residential community that offers easy access to transportation and amenities for those who have experienced chronic homelessness.

Each apartment at Hickory Way is meant...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Breaking the stigma: How the mental health millage is empowering youth to reach out

WC resident says "help isn't just for a crisis"

"I wish parents knew that mental health is real,” says one #wishyouknew social media post beside a portrait of a local teen. Another says, "Don't talk at me or down to me, talk with me.”

The Wish You Knew campaign, fu...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

County hospital visits decrease as millage-funded programs ramp up

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Recently, Dr. Victor Hong, medical director of psychiatric emergency services (PES) at Michigan Medicine, contacted the millage-funded CARES team at Washtenaw County Community Mental Health. He had been notified that an individual in the community showed ...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Millage fuels partnerships with community-based organizations, schools, and police

Agencies partner to help WC residents

Since the implementation of Washtenaw County’s voter-approved Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage in January of 2019, meaningful partnerships have flourished across the county. These partnerships expand access to mental health a...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Millage-funded CARES team: serving all residents, regardless of insurance status

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Mental health care access for everybody–no matter what their insurance status is.

This was an ambitious goal of Washtenaw County’s Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage, which residents passed two-to-one, ensurin...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Independent, reliable cash: Millage allows Washtenaw County to address local needs

Downtown Ypsilanti

When JFK signed the Community Mental Health Act in 1963, community-based mental health and substance use treatment options began to spring up across the U.S. These new programs allowed people with significant mental illnesses and developmental disabilitie...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

The expected--and the unexpected--impact of a room and phone

A motel room at night. The bed, phone, and light are visible.

Across the U.S. nearly 1.4 million people rely on homeless shelters and transitional housing programs each year. During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, health and social service agencies across the nation--some well, and others poorly--employed...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Garret's Space delivers 20,000 mental health flyers to homes across the county

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As suicide rates continue to rise throughout the nation, especially among young people, one local Washtenaw County family is working to help those in need access services.

Suicide rates increased 33 percent nationally from 1999 to 2017, with the sharpest i...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

First year of reentry services grant focuses on new staff, housing supports

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In 2019, Washtenaw County received a $1 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Administration. The purpose: To address high recidivism rates--the rates of individuals returning to jail after release--among those with mental health and su...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

County jail expands use of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder

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Nationally, about 80 percent of people in jail abuse alcohol or drugs. About half are considered clinically addicted. Oftentimes, substance use plays a direct or indirect role in a person’s jail time–which is why access to treatment is...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

WCCMH Black Lives Matter Task Force

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On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd’s death at the hands of police led hundreds of thousands of people throughout the nation to join the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. While the BLM movement is broad, it essentially seeks to eradicate systemic racism thro...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: February 17, 2021

A Q&A with CARES Team Access Supervisor Shannon Ellis

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The CARES team is a group of mental health professionals funded by Washtenaw County's voter-approved Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage on May 1, 2019 when services were expanded to all residents, regardless of insurance status or severi...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: February 17, 2021

WCCMH launches 24/7 crisis center with millage resources

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Washtenaw County residents have long asked for a 24/7 crisis center—a place where individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis can go for help and emotional support. Thanks to the Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage, this vision ha...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Millage funded “prayer and care” summit: Mental health resources for faith communities

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Washtenaw County (NAMI WC) has organized a virtual summit for members of the clergy to learn about mental health resources for faith communities. The Prayer and Care summit will be held on Octob...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Washtenaw ahead of the curve in national movement for police reform

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George Floyd’s death this spring, at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers, sparked massive protests across the nation for meaningful police reforms to address police brutality toward Black individuals—which has been well-documented in recent year...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Millage funds Mental Health First Aid train the trainer initiative

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This summer, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health put out a call for volunteers. The purpose? To become certified as Mental Health First Aid instructors, who will then share what they’ve learned with others in the community...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

COVID-era telehealth expansion brings both improvements and challenges

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The coronavirus pandemic has created hundreds of complicated challenges--from an increased strain on the U.S. Postal System to delays in needed health care services. But the coronavirus pandemic has also spurred solutions, including a dramatic uptick in t...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

In Washtenaw County, millage helps mitigate the impact of COVID-19

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From economic strains to a now six-month period of isolation, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend daily life. In Washtenaw County, “the unsurprising result,” as Jaishree Drepaul-Bruder reports for Concentrate, is “an upt...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

New website features millage background, data, and accomplishments

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Washtenaw County Community Mental Health is pleased to share a new website for information about the county’s eight-year Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage, which will be in effect through 2026.

The millage site feature...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Community Mental Health releases 2019 annual report

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Washtenaw County's Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage is an eight-year, voter-approved homeowner tax that generates resources for mental health and substance use treatment programs that improve health and quality of life across the count...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: October 9, 2019

For Washtenaw County residents, mental health services are just a phone call away

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Thanks to the Washtenaw County Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage, all Washtenaw County residents can get help 24/7 for depression, anxiety, addiction, and more. And receiving aid is as easy as calling 734-544-3050.

As Erin Spanier report...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Washtenaw County Community Mental Health is continuing to provide essential services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our 24/7 CARES line, expanded with funding from the Washtenaw County Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage in 20...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

WCCMH staff join Washtenaw's Crisis Negotiation Team

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Last November, five mental health professionals from Washtenaw County’s Community Mental Health were tapped by the Sheriff’s Office to join Washtenaw County’s Crisis Negotiation Team. 

During the first week of Decembe...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Millage Q&A with Community Corrections Manager Renee Wilson

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The Washtenaw County Community Corrections Department, part of the sheriff’s office, provides jail diversion options and assistance for people at all stages of the criminal justice process--from initial detention and court hearings to time spent...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Washtenaw County prepares to launch LEAD

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This January, Washtenaw County and the City of Detroit were among 15 jurisdictions hand picked from regions across the country to participate in the inaugural LEAD National Learning Conference hosted by the U.S. Public Defender Association and the LEAD Na...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

$1 million grant to reduce recidivism, improve community reentry for individuals with MHSUD

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Washtenaw County has received a $1 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Administration to address high recidivism rates among individuals with mental health and substance use disorders to build on collaborative work between the Washten...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

More SURE Moms, thanks to Washtenaw County voters

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With a $90,000 investment from Washtenaw County’s Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage, the SURE Moms program—designed to unite, support, and empower mothers of justice-involved youth—is being extended to more...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

New partnership with Corner Health provides behavioral health care for teens and young adults

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Founded 39 years ago by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to address health disparities among teenage moms, the Corner Health Center in downtown Ypsilanti has grown into a tremendous local resource: a full-service integrated health clinic that addr...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Four local agencies receive millage-funded supportive housing contracts

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Four local agencies have been awarded millage contracts to enhance supportive housing for youth and adults with mental health and substance use concerns. 

“One of the key recommendations made by Washtenaw County’s Community Men...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Coming soon: Washtenaw County crisis observation and assessment center

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In an unassuming brick building just down the street from the Washtenaw County Health Department in Ypsilanti a new community resource is in the final stages of development. It’s an observation and assessment center for individuals in crisis--on...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Millage Q&A with Washtenaw County Commissioner Andy LaBarre

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In 2017, Washtenaw County Commissioner Andy LaBarre was instrumental in the development and passage of the county’s Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage, which currently provides about $16 million per year. Thirty-eight percent o...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

WISD receives funds for youth mental health programming

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A two-year Public Safety and Mental Health Millage grant of $107,000 has been awarded to the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) for mental health and anti-stigma activities. In year one, WISD will use roughly half of these resources to provide ...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

#wishyouknew mental health campaign launches across the county

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The #wishyouknew youth mental health campaign officially kicked off on Monday, November 25, with artwork by local artist Lauren Mills, quotes from outreach with hundreds of Washtenaw County youth and adults, and a short video featuring Alisha Spencer, a l...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Washtenaw and Detroit to participate in national LEAD training institute

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Washtenaw County and Detroit are the first Michigan jurisdictions to be chosen to participate in the national Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) training institute in Seattle, WA.

Five Washtenaw County diversion leaders--from the Washtenaw County Sh...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Washtenaw County organizations invited to apply for millage-funded supportive housing grants

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This spring, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health asked the Washtenaw Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) to develop a request for proposals process designed to increase supportive housing services across Washtenaw County. We are pleas...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

NAMI Washtenaw receives millage contract for outreach in underserved communities

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A Public Safety and Mental Health Millage Contract of $158,000 has been awarded to NAMI Washtenaw County (NAMI WC) to design and implement a mental health education and outreach program for youth and families in the under-served communities of Ypsilanti, ...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

High schools invited to apply for anti-stigma campaign grants

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This August, the Millage Advisory Committee approved a funding application from the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) to support anti-stigma campaign activities at all interested Washtenaw County high schools.

The campaigns will focus on positi...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Help design an anti-stigma campaign for Washtenaw youth

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In our last millage communication, WCCMH introduced readers to planned anti-stigma campaign efforts that are being led, through a millage-funded contract, by the Washtenaw County Health Department. The first two years of this anti-stigma work will focus o...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Millage-funded therapeutic groups forming

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Thanks to millage funding, our CARES team staff members are offering four new group therapy options for Washtenaw County residents. These groups are for everyone in the community--regardless of insurance or severity of need. Additional groups will be adde...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Millage funds rural service delivery expansion

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As of July 1, the CARES team had received 250 outpatient service referrals from Ypsilanti (115), Ann Arbor (88), Saline (11), Dexter (6), Whitmore Lake (5), Chelsea (3), and Milan (3).

While most of the referrals are currently coming from the county&rs...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Underfunding and deficit reduction

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Due to underfunding by the state and federal government of Michigan’s community mental health system—behavioral health services for low-income individuals and those with severe and persistent mental illnesses, emotional disturbances, a...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Substance use disorder systems transformation kicks off 100-day challenge

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Since November 2018, dozens of representatives from Washtenaw-area organizations--including one-dozen staff members from Washtenaw County Community Mental Health--have been participating in a substance use disorder system transformation process hosted by ...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Introducing the millage advisory committee

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In the spring of 2019, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health established a Millage Advisory Committee (MAC) to provide strategic oversight on Washtenaw County’s Public Safety and Mental Health Millage activities and investments. The 13-member...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Millage-funded staff work to meet countywide demand

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A countywide mental health and substance use disorder service expansion--particularly for historically underserved populations across Washtenaw--has been a key priority for millage investments from the start.

As such, when millage funds first became availa...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Millage will allow WCCMH to train trainers in mental health first aid

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While many of us know how to administer first aid for health conditions, few of us are trained to provide similar help for those experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis. To build community capacity, WCCMH regularly offers Mental Healt...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: September 7, 2020

Provide input on a millage-funded countywide anti-stigma campaign

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Washtenaw County Community Mental Health is working with the Washtenaw County Health Department to develop and launch a county-wide campaign to reduce stigma around mental health and addiction. 

Health department staff will begin their work with a...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Transforming Washtenaw's substance use disorder system

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About a dozen Washtenaw County Community Mental Health staff members have been actively participating in a series of local meetings, sponsored by the Washtenaw Health Initiative, that are designed to develop a collaborative action plan to address substanc...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Planning juvenile justice diversion activities

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Research from the National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice (NCYOJ) shows that behavioral health and trauma conditions are consistently higher among youth in the juvenile justice system when compared with the general adolescent population.

Washtena...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: March 30, 2019

Announcing millage-funded countywide service expansion

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On May 1, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health (WCCMH) will extend services and service-navigation assistance to all county residents who are unable to secure community-based mental health and substance use services, regardless of their insurance type...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Public safety accomplishments and plans for future millage investments

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Washtenaw County Community Mental Health works closely with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office to improve services for residents with mental health and substance use disorders who come into contact with law enforcement and the corrections system.

Their ...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 18, 2018

Plans for initial millage investments

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At their October 3 meeting, Washtenaw County Commissioners approved 11 recommendations from the Community Mental Health Advisory Council (CMHAC) regarding early priorities for the county’s mental health millage investments.

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Community Mental Health - Millage News

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

WCCMH 2019/2020 Annual Report

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Our report for 2019/2020 highlights many accomplishments including telehealth, CARES, and BLM efforts. You can read the report in full here:

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Report (washtenawannualreport.com)

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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Telehealth Appointments Available

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Telehealth services are available so you can have your appointment anywhere you feel comfortable. Do you have internet connection? Do you have a device to connect? It’s that easy.  

 

Head on over to our Telehealth page t...

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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: January 11, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates are Available

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If you are looking for answers to your questions, wondering how to sign up for the shot, or are keeping up in general with updates and information related to COVID-19, you will find a great resource at Washtenaw County Health Department website located he...

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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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Additional Info... District Court - News & Announcements
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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District Court - News & Announcements

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Public Health Emergency Orders for Schools

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Español - El Departamento de Salud ha emitido órdenes de emergencia de salud pública para las escuelas: se requiere que en todos los entornos educativos, prekinder y K-12, se usen mascarillas, y cuando sea necesario, se inicie el aislamiento o la cuarente...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department COVID-19 Advisory: High Transmission

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August 26 update: Washtenaw County has moved into a "high" level of COVID-19 transmission. See data on community spread from the CDC here. Use masks in indoor, public spaces and get vaccinated if eligible and not already vaccinated.

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Health Department - News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

UPDATED: Washtenaw County Beach Reopened 8/26

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8/26 Independence Lake beach is reopened for swimming. 

Washtenaw County Health Department and the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission have reopened Independence Lake beach at Independence Lake County Park. The prior closure was due t...

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Health Department - News
Posted on: November 18, 2019

New Health for All Washtenaw website provides community health data, stories, and action

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The Washtenaw County Health Department has launched a new website that holds interactive data on hundreds of factors related to community health. www.healthforallwashtenaw.org is a central location for information, stories, and action items on what impact...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

WIC Project Fresh Connects Families to Healthy, Michigan-Grown Food

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Delicious apples, juicy peaches, luscious blueberries, glorious greens all Michigan grown, are in season now that can be purchased at local farmers markets or farm stands. Summer provides WIC families an opportunity to experience the taste of Michigan thr...

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Health Department - Spotlight on Health
Posted on: August 11, 2021

WIC Community Events Highlight World Breastfeeding Awareness Month

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August is World Breastfeeding Awareness Month (WBAM)! The WIC program, with its emphasis on the health and nutrition of Women, Infants and Children, has been highlighting this by hosting a series of educational events. These events provide breastfeeding a...

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Health Department - Spotlight on Health
Posted on: June 21, 2021

La Fábrica de Leche: WIC’s new breastfeeding educational initiative for Spanish-speaking mothers

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 By Anjani Raja, UM Student Intern | Traducción disponible en español más abajo

Washtenaw County WIC is beginning a new initiative to educate Spanish-speaking mothers on the importance of breastfeeding while provid...

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Health Department - Spotlight on Health
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Group Lowering Disparities

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A breastfeeding support group for black mothers was created by Washtenaw County WIC in 2018 with the goal of lowering the racial disparity in breastfeeding rates.

“Being able to meet up with other mothers of color, other mothers who look like me,...

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Washtenaw County WIC Health Department - Spotlight on Health

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Washtenaw County Condemns the Defacing of BLM Mural in Ypsilanti

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The Board of Commissioners, leadership and staff of Washtenaw County condemns the hate and vitriol aimed at one of our county’s greatest symbols of community and inclusion.  We are disappointed but not deterred by the vandalizing of the “Black Li...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Fall Board, Committee, and Commission Public Notice

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for a slate of positions on various Boards, Committees ...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Public Input Sought for Apportionment of County Commissioner Districts

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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.

The Apportionment Commission will hold a series of public hearin...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Public Health Emergency Orders for Schools

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Español - El Departamento de Salud ha emitido órdenes de emergencia de salud pública para las escuelas: se requiere que en todos los entornos educativos, prekinder y K-12, se usen mascarillas, y cuando sea necesario, se in...

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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 leverages ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Joint Airport Zoning Board Appointments

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – SEEKING CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS FOR 

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for positions on various committees and councils. Th...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department COVID-19 Advisory: High Transmission

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August 26 update: Washtenaw County has moved into a "high" level of COVID-19 transmission. See data on community spread from the CDC here. Use masks in indoor, public spaces and get vaccinated if eligible and not already vaccinated.

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: August 27, 2021

New! Border to Border Trail Website - b2btrail.org

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Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative (HWPI), in partnership with Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC), is excited to announce the launch of a new website for the Border to Border (B2B) Trail.

This fantastic resource is available...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: August 5, 2021

UPDATED: Washtenaw County Beach Reopened 8/26

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8/26 Independence Lake beach is reopened for swimming. 

Washtenaw County Health Department and the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission have reopened Independence Lake beach at Independence Lake County Park. The prior closure was due t...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Vacancy Notice

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Washtenaw County Board of Public Works is looking for citizens to volunteer for positions on the Washtenaw County Solid Waste Plan I...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Washtenaw County Residents Protected Under New National Eviction Moratorium

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On August 4, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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 o...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Rental, Utility, and Internet Assistance Available as Eviction Moratorium Nears Expiration

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Rental and utility relief assistance funds are available now! Learn more here.

The Federal CDC Eviction Moratorium will end on July 31, but assistance funds are available to help qualifying households in Washtenaw County who continue to face pande...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Prosecutor’s Office, Washtenaw My Brother’s Keeper, & Vera Inst. Announce Partnership

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ANN ARBOR, MI – 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 co...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

*UPDATED 7/2/21* Washtenaw Declares State of Emergency in Response to Widespread and Severe Flooding

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*7/2/2021 FLOODING UPDATE* 

Washtenaw County, MI – 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. ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Washtenaw Co. Clerk's Office Wins Tyler Technologies Public Sector Excellence Award

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The Washtenaw County Clerk/Register’s Office was recently named a 2021 Tyler Public Sector Excellence award winner at Tyler Technologies’ annual Connect user conference in April. The County Clerk/Register’s office Vital Records Division was recognized as ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

WCSO Shop with a Cop – 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.  Given the COVID pandemic, this year we have modified our program to make it safer for all those involved and the community as a whole.&am...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Parking Lot Closure at Nelson Meade County Farm Park

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ANN ARBOR, MI – The parking lot at the popular Nelson Meade County Farm Park is expected to close on Monday, September 13, for lot restoration. The park, located at 2230 Platt Road in Ann Arbor, will be open throughout the month-long project but the parki...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

WCPARC September News & Into the Outdoors Program Guide!

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Check out our new September News and latest publication, Into the Outdoors Program Guide!

Interested in signing up for our monthly newsletter? Subscribe here!

Questions? Contact: 

Hannah CooleyManagement Analyst, Washtenaw County Parks and Recreatio...

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Parks & Rec - News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

New! Border to Border Trail Website - b2btrail.org

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Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative (HWPI), in partnership with Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC), is excited to announce the launch of a new website for the Border to Border (B2B) Trail.

This fantastic resource is available...

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Parks & Rec - News

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

WCPARC Adopts Staebler Farm County Park Development Plan

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The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) unanimously adopted the Park Development Plan for Staebler Farm County Park at their May 11, 2021, meeting. Once the plan is implemented, residents of all ages and abilities will experience a b...

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Parks & Rec - Spotlights
Posted on: April 27, 2021

2020 WCPARC Annual Report

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In 2020, we learned to pivot.  Forced with the realization that the year was going to look a bit different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) worked creatively to maintain a high-level of s...

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Additional Info... Parks & Rec - Spotlights

News Flash

Posted on: September 9, 2021

Assistance Available for Renters Facing Eviction

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT: Morghan Boydston | OCED Humans Services Manager | [email protected] |  735-544-6762

 

Assistance Available for Renters Facing Eviction 

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Prosecutor’s Office & Dispute Resolution Center Announce New Survivor-Driven Restorative Justice

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 9, 2021 Contact: Shruti Lakshmanan, Transition Manager

[email protected], 734-697-3933

 

Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office & Dispute Resolution C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Prosecutor’s Office & DRC Announce New Restorative Justice Program

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Ann Arbor, MI – The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office, in partnership with the Dispute Resolution Center, today announced the creation of a robust, survivor-centered restorative-justice program. Under the program, crime survivors will be given a choice...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Public Health Emergency Orders for Schools

(A Spanish translation of this release will be posted shortly at www.washtenaw.org/health.)

 

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:         Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

       ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

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

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 2, 2021 

Contact: Peter Lindeman | [email protected] | 734-417-4021 

 

Commissioners Approve $30.5 Million Dollar ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT FOR APPORTIONMENT OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 2, 2021

 

Contact:          

            

Lawrence (Larry) Kestenbaum, Washtenaw County C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Washtenaw County OCED Releases 2020 Annual Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT: 

Teresa Gillotti| [email protected] | 734.544.3042 or 810-410-6982

 

Washtenaw County OCED Releases 2020 Annual Report

August 18, 2021 – Despite many unprecedented ch...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Annual Parkridge Summer Festival and Joe Dulin Community Day Resumes In-Person

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT: 

Ricky Jefferson | [email protected] | 734.369.0976

Anthony Williamson | [email protected] | 734.480.9950

Katie Hoffman |  [email protected]| 73...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2021

August 15 Deadline to Enroll in Health Insurance on HealthCare.gov

 

 

 

 

 

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:               Meredith Buhalis

Washtenaw Health Plan

734-544-2919

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Washtenaw County Commissioners Vote to Strengthen Responsible Contractor Policy

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | August 6th, 2021

Contacts:

Peter Lindeman | [email protected] | 734-417-4021

Shruti Lakshmanan | [email protected] | 734-697-3933

Washtenaw County Commissioners Vote to Strengthen Respo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Washtenaw County Residents Protected Under New National Eviction Moratorium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT: 

Morghan Boydston | 734-544-6762 | [email protected]  Katie Hoffman | 734.476.0950 | [email protected]

Washtenaw County Residents Protected Under New Na...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Advisory: Washtenaw County Beach Closure

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH, Public Information Officer

                    Washtenaw County ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department COVID-19 Advisory

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

SummerWorks Career Sneak Peek Speaker Series Invites Young Adults (16-24 Years Old) to Gain Insight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:       Michelle Galbraith | [email protected] | 734.707.5023

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Rental, Utility, and Internet Assistance Available for Tenants as Eviction Moratorium Nears Exp

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:       Morghan Williams Boydston | [email protected] | 734.544.6762

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

WATER RESOURCES STAFF CONTINUE EFFORTS TO ALLEVIATE FLOODING

EVAN N. PRATT, P.E.

 

WATER RESOURCES COMMISSIONER

705 North Zeeb Road

P.O. Box 8645

Ann Arbor, MI  48107-8645

 

email: [email protected]

https://www.washtenaw.org/drains

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Prosecutor and Community Programs Partnership to Reduce Justice Involvement for Young Men Color

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 13, 2021

 

      Contacts: 

  1. Shruti Lakshmanan (Prosecutor’s Office): [email protected], 734-697-3933
  2. Jamall Bufford (WMBK): [email protected]
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Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Washtenaw County Flood Response Information For Residents

 

             

 

 

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2021

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

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | July 8, 2021 

 

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

 

Washtenaw County, MI – The Washtenaw County Boa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Washtenaw County Declares State of Emergency in Response to Widespread and Severe Flooding *UPDATED*

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | July 2, 2021 

 

Washtenaw County Declares State of Emergency in Response to Widespread and Severe Flooding

*UPDATED 7/2/2021*  

 

Washtenaw C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Washtenaw County Declares State of Emergency in Response to Widespread and Severe Flooding

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | July 1, 2021 

 

Washtenaw County Declares State of Emergency in Response to Widespread and Severe Flooding 

 

Washtenaw County, MI – Chair ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Washtenaw County Brownfield Program Two-Year Report Shows Steady Success Despite Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Washtenaw County Brownfield Program Two-Year Report Shows Steady Success Despite Pandemic 

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI., June 30, 2021 – Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (WCBRA...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Board of Commissioners Petition EGLE to Deny Private Wastewater Plant in Lodi Township

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 17, 2021 

 

Board of Commissioners Petition Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy to Deny a Private Wastewater Treatment Plant Permit in Lodi Towns...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Washtenaw County Man Charged With Felonious Assault, Criminal Sexual Conduct and Ethnic Intimidation

For Immediate Release  

Alanna Maguire                                      ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Say Yes! COVID Test Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Offers Free, Rapid COVID-19 Tests to Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti

For Immediate Release

 

Say Yes! COVID Test Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Offers Free, Rapid COVID-19 Tests to Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Residents to Reduce COVID-19 Spread

Residents can order at-home COVID-19 test kits while supplies last at CovidTestAAYpsi.or...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

First case of hantavirus reported in Michigan

 

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2021

CONTACT: Chelsea Wuth, 517-241-2112, [email protected]

First case of hantavirus reported in Michigan

Michiganders reminded to take precautions around rodents

 

LANSING, Mich. -- The ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Board of Commissioners Approve Allocating Marijuana Tax Revenue to Racial Equity Initiatives

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 3rd, 2021 

 

Board of Commissioners Approve Allocating Marijuana Tax Revenue to Racial Equity Initiatives and Pass Other Racial Justice-related Resolutions&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Changes

This release will be available shortly in English and Spanish at www.washtenaw.org/health, under “Health Department news.”

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Changes

Emergency mass vaccination scaled back as COVID-19 vaccine ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Local Public Health Order for School Quarantine

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Update

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Washtenaw County Prosecutor Announces Innovative Pre-Plea Diversion Program in Ann Arbor’s 15th Dist

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 3, 2021 Contact: Shruti Lakshmanan, Transition Manager

[email protected], 734-697-3933

 

Washtenaw County Prosecutor Announces Innovative Pre-Plea Diversion Program in Ann Arbor&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners to Receive Update on Broadband Task Force Activities

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: 

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners to Receive Update on Broadband Task Force Activities 

 

Washtenaw County, MI – On Thursday, April 22nd at 6:30 PM, the Boa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2021

WASHTENAW COUNTY BROADBAND TASK FORCE OFFERS UPDATE ON ACHIEVING COUNTYWIDE BROADBAND ACCESS BY 2022

MEDIA RELEASE

 

April 23, 2021  

 

For Immediate Release

 

For More Information Contact:  

Barb Fuller – Chair, Washtenaw County Broadband Task Force

[email protected]  

WASHTENAW COUNTY BROADBAND TASK ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Pratt Briefs House of Representatives on Emergency Response, Disaster Recovery, and Infrastructure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Pratt Briefs House of Representatives on Emergency Response, Disaster Recovery, and Infrastructure

Ann Arbor, MI. On Friday, April 9, 2021, Commissioner Pratt participated as one of three panelists in a briefing by the Americ...

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Additional Info... Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Urges COVID-19 Precautions

 

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:         Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

County Prosecutor’s Office Announces New Protocols to Assist Survivors of Human Trafficking

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 12, 2021 Contact: Shruti Lakshmanan, Transition Manager

[email protected], 734-697-3933

 

Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Announces New Protocols to Assist Survivors of Hu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:         Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

WAVE Collaborates with the County Health Department to Offer Free-of-Charge Shuttle Service

Please see the release on no-cost public transportation is now available to the Chelsea vaccination site in partnership with the Western-Washtenaw Area Value Express (WAVE). See details below and flyer attached. 

 

For immediate release&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Washtenaw County Set to Launch Updated Opportunity Index

 

Washtenaw County, MI – 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 origin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

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

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 8th, 2021 

 

Board of Commissioners Approve $15/Hour Minimum Wage for All Regular, Full-Time Washtenaw County Government St...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Washtenaw County Recognizes Our Health Department Heroes During National Public Health Week

               WASHTENAW COUNTY

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Washtenaw County Prosecutor Adopts Fair Michigan Policy on Respecting Gender Identity

                                         

 

FOR IMMEDIATE R...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

CONTROLLED BURNS TO BE CONDUCTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE: CONTROLLED BURNS TO BE CONDUCTED

 

ANN ARBOR, MI - Controlled burns will be conducted on Controlled burns will be conducted on Wednesday March 31, 2021 in the detention basin in the Arbor Hills Subdivision betwee...

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Additional Info... Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners to Raise Transgender Pride Flag

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners to Raise

Transgender Pride Flag in Recognition of Transgender Day of Visibility 

 

Washtenaw County, MI – On Wednesday, March 31st at 9:00 AM,&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2021

CONTROLLED BURNS TO BE CONDUCTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE: CONTROLLED BURNS TO BE CONDUCTED

 

ANN ARBOR, MI - Controlled burns will be conducted on Monday, March 29, 2021 in rain gardens and stormwater features at the following locations: Mary Beth Doyle park, Arbor Oaks...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

CONTROLLED BURNS TO BE CONDUCTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE: CONTROLLED BURNS TO BE CONDUCTED

 

ANN ARBOR, MI - Controlled burns will be conducted on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in rain gardens within the Waste Water Treatment Plant at 49 S Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI  ...

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Additional Info... Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Vaccination Update

Available in Spanish/en Español

 

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                  &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

CONTROLLED BURNS TO BE CONDUCTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE: CONTROLLED BURNS TO BE CONDUCTED

 

ANN ARBOR, MI - Controlled burns will be conducted on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in the Miller Ave roadside rain gardens between Newport and Maple Rd and the Belize Park rain gard...

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Additional Info... Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Launches Community Outreach Pilot Project

Media Contact: 

Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected].org 

Cell 734-678-7010

Washtenaw County Health Department Launches Community Outreach Pilot Project

2500 first doses n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2021

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

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 16th, 2021
Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Approve Special Revenue Fund to Maintain County Trails

 

Washtenaw County, MI – At their meeting earlier this month, the Board of Commissioners approved ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Fair Michigan and Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Announce Expansion of Fair Justice Project

For Immediate Release - Fair Michigan and Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office Announce Expansion of Fair Michigan Justice Project

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Portage and Base Line Lake Levels To Be Raised Beginning March 25, 2021

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

 

Portage and Base Line Lake Levels To Be Raised Beginning March 25, 2021

Ann Arbor, MI.: The lake level at Portage and Base Line Lakes will be raised beginning on March 25, 2021, and will reach their legal...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Washtenaw County Offers COVID-19 Vaccination to Jail Population

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff, Jerry L. Clayton 

Media Release

 

Washtenaw County Offers COVID-19 Vaccination to Jail Population

 

3/15/2021 

 

On Friday March 12th, the Washten...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Update to the Community about Gelman Plume in Virtual Meeting

MEDIA ADVISORY 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan 

Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) to Update Community about Gelman Plume in Virtual Meeting 

 

https://washtenawcounty.zoom.us/...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Opens Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Washtenaw County Health Department Opens Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Chelsea site opens in partnership with St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea and Chelsea School District

 

YPSILANTI, Mich., March 8, 2021 – Washtenaw County Health Departmen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Board of Commissioners Approve the Creation of New Prosecutor’s and Sheriff’s Office Positions

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 4th, 2021 

 

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Approve the Creation of New Prosecutor’s and Sheriff’s Office Positions to Promote Equity and Diversion&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Announces Comprehensive New Policies On Immigration Issues

 

BREAKING - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 24, 2021 Contact: Shruti Lakshmanan, Transition Manager

[email protected], 734-697-3933

 

Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Announces Comprehensive New Policie...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Rain Garden Controlled Burns to be Conducted

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Rain Garden Controlled Burns to be Conducted 

 

Ann Arbor, MI.- Controlled burns will be conducted in the spring of 2021 in the following sites in Ann Arbor: Miller Ave rain gardens betwee...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination for Educators Continues in Washtenaw County

COVID-19 Vaccination for Educators Continues in Washtenaw County

Michigan Medicine and IHA assist with vaccination

 

YPSILANTI, Mich., Feb 23, 2021 – Washtenaw County Health Department continues to vaccinate local school employees as quick...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Provides COVID-19 Vaccination Data

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Hire New Communications and Operations Manager

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 23, 2021

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Hire New Communications and Operations Manager

 

Washtenaw County, MI – The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners recently hired Peter Lindeman as the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Treasurer Declares Tax Foreclosure Moratorium for Occupied Properties During Pandemic

February 2021

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Catherine McClary

Washtenaw County Treasurer

[email protected] 

734-222-6600

www.Washtenaw.org/Treasurer 

 

Washtenaw County Treasurer Declares Tax Foreclosure Moratorium&nb...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2021

ADVISORY due to Weather: COVID-19 Vaccination on Feb 16

ADVISORY for Immediate Release

 

 

ADVISORY due to Weather: COVID-19 Vaccination on Feb 16

Washtenaw County Health Department delays start, offers rescheduling

 

YPSILANTI, Mich., Feb 15, 2021 – Washtenaw County Health Depar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2021

UPDATED: Washtenaw Vaccination Clinic Now Cancelled Tues., Feb 16

UPDATED: Washtenaw Vaccination Clinic Now Cancelled Tues., Feb 16

 

YPSILANTI, Mich., Feb 15, 2021 – Washtenaw County Health Department is postponing all scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Tues., Feb 16. All appointments will...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Washtenaw County Prosecutor Issues Legal Guidance Directing Prosecution of LGBTQ-Targeted Hate Crime

 

BREAKING - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 12, 2021 Contact: Shruti Lakshmanan, Transition Manager

[email protected], 734-697-3933

 

Washtenaw County Prosecutor Issues Legal Guidance Directing Prosecution of LGBTQ-T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department and St. Joseph Mercy continue large-scale vaccination site at EMU

Media Contacts

Susan Ringler-Cerniglia

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected] 

Cell 734-678-7010

 

Laura Blodgett

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

[email protected]

Cell 734-474-9797

 

 

Washtenaw C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

SummerWorks Accepting Applications From Young Adults, Employers, and Mentors

Immediate Release 

 

SummerWorks Accepting Applications From Young Adults, Employers, and Mentors 

 

"I would tell my friends to do SummerWorks because it's so beneficial for future ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2021

County Grants to partner with State of Michigan Circular Economy Initiative NextCycle Michigan

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

705 North Zeeb Road P.O. Box 8645 Ann Arbor, MI  48107-8645

 

Phone: (734) 222-6860     Fax: (734) 222-6803

www.washtenaw.org/publicworks

 

THEO EGGERMONT

Public Works Director ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Prosecuting Attorneys Urge Michigan Supreme Court to Consider Major Consumer Protection Case

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 5, 2021 Contact: Shruti Lakshmanan, Transition Manager

[email protected], 734-697-3933

 

Coalition of Prosecuting Attorneys File Brief Urging Michigan Supreme Court to Consider Major ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

COVID-19 Variant in Washtenaw County

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit Announces New Policies Regarding Juvenile Justice

 

BREAKING - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: January 25, 2021 Contact: Shruti Lakshmanan, Transition Manager

[email protected], 734-697-3933

 

Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit Announces New Policies Regarding Juvenile Jus...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2021

COVID-19 Variant in Washtenaw County

COVID-19 Variant in Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County Health Department alerts public to possible exposures; encourages testing

 

YPSILANTI, Mich., Jan 23, 2021 – Cases of the COVID-19 variant B117 have been identified in Washtenaw County....

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2021

COVID-19 Variant in Washtenaw County

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2021

Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Announces New Policy To Combat Racial Profiling

 

 

 

BREAKING - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: January 18, 2021 Contact: Shruti Lakshmanan, Transition Manager

[email protected], 734-697-3933

 

Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Announces New Po...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Update

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

  &nbs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination in Washtenaw County

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

  &nbs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2021

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

MEDIA RELEASE

January 8, 2021

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:          Lisa Moutinho – Public Information Officer 

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Continues COVID-19 Vaccination

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

  &nbs...

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Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: April 13, 2021

County Prosecutor’s Office Selected as Host Office For 2021 Public Rights Project Fellowship

Prosecutor - Public Rights Project

The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office has been selected as a host office for the 2021 Public Rights Project Fellowship—a two-year program for attorneys interested in launching a public service career. Under the partnership, an attorney fellow ...

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Prosecutor - Spotlights
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Fair Michigan and County Prosecutor’s Office Announce Expansion of the Fair Justice Michigan

Prosecutor - Fair Michigan

The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office and the Fair Michigan Foundation have expanded the Fair Michigan Justice Project (FMJP) into Washtenaw County.  FMJP is a program designed to assist Michigan law enforcement officers and prosecuto...

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Prosecutor - Spotlights
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Spearheads First-Of-Its-Kind “Prosecutor Transparency Project”

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The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office is partnering with the ACLU of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School on the “Prosecutor Transparency Project.” The aim of the project is to uncover potential racial inequities through the collection an...

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Prosecutor - Spotlights

News Flash

Posted on: April 20, 2021

Prosecutor’s Office Announces New Protocols to Assist Survivors of Human Trafficking

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Ann Arbor, MI – April 12, 2021 – The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office, in partnership with the Human Trafficking Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School, today announced a new set of protocols to assist survivors of human trafficking....

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Prosecutor News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Prosecutor Announces Pre-Plea Diversion Program in Ann Arbor’s 15th District Court

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Ann Arbor, MI – May 3, 2021 - The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office, in partnership with the Probation Department at Ann Arbor’s 15th District Court, today announced the creation of an innovative pre-plea diversion program for defend...

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Prosecutor News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Prosecutor’s Office, Washtenaw My Brother’s Keeper, & Vera Inst. Announce Partnership

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ANN ARBOR, MI – 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-i...

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Prosecutor News

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News Flash

Posted on: September 20, 2021

Updated Food Policy Council Vacancy Notice

WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – SEEKING CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 

WASHTENAW COUNTY FOOD POLICY COUNCIL

Ø  Washtenaw County Food Policy Council – The Board of Commissioners is seeking ...

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Public Notice News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Joint Airport Zoning Board Appointments

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – SEEKING CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS FOR 

Joint Airport Zoning Board

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for positions on various committees and co...

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Public Notice News
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Vacancy Notice

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Washtenaw County Board of Public Works is looking for citizens to volunteer for positions on the Washtenaw County Solid Wa...

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Public Notice News

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News Flash

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Little League World Series Champs: Taylor North

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officer Rick Thorning, also the coach of Taylor North, was quoted as saying the win was beyond words. Your Sheriff’s Office family is very proud of you and the boys from Taylor North. Job w...

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Sheriff Clayton Advocates for Increased Mental Health/Substance Abuse Funding Nationally to Support

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The hearing “Behavioral Health and Policing: Interactions and Solutions” took place on Thursday, April 19, 2021. Sheriff Clayton’s letter was read into the record by Senator Cory Booker.  Sheriff Clayton asked for mo...

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 22, 2021

WC Government & LE Leaders Response to George Floyd Murder Conviction of Derek Chauvin

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We believe that people of good will have been praying that justice would be done and hoping that this tragedy will be a turning point for this country and Washtenaw County.

Click on link below for entire statement.

Joint Statement - Response to the George F...

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Sheriff Clayton Appointed by Gov. Whitmer to the Michigan Jail Reform Advisory Council

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"I am honored to have been selected to participate as a member of the Michigan Jail Reform Advisory Council , established by Governor Whitmer”, Clayton said. “The recommendations forwarded by the Jail and Pretrial Incarceration Ta...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Sheriff Clayton Announces Debt Forgiveness for Jail Accounts

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The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office with support of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, is formally announcing Sheriff Clayton’s decision to forgive any and all outstanding jail debt for individuals who accrued that debt whi...

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Sheriff Clayton Appointed by Gov. Whitmer to the Black Leadership Advisory Council

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Last week Governor Gretchen Whitmer made appointments to the Black Leadership Advisory Council, which brings together a diverse group of Black Michiganders to serve in an advisory capacity to the governor and develop, review, and recommend policies and ac...

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Sheriff - News & Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: April 2, 2018

WCSO Shop with a Cop – 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.  Given the COVID pandemic, this year we have modified our program to make it safer for all those involved and the community as a whole.&am...

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WCSO Shop with a Cop Facebook Sheriff - Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: July 13, 2021

Become a VITA Host Site sponsored by UNITED WAY WASHTENAW!

The VITA Team is searching for new VITA partners where we can host our free tax filing services in Washtenaw County. Nonprofit organizations with computer support, a large meeting space, and proximity to the local community and public transit would be the...

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Treasurer - News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Services Update

(updated May 4, 2021)

For everyone's safety, we would prefer you connect with us remotely, if possible:

  • In-person service appointments can be made by calling 734-222-6600 and then pressing 0
  • Tax payments can be made online, over the phone by calling...
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Treasurer - News

News Flash

Posted on: April 30, 2021

Recent Changes to Expungement Rules

Recent updates to expungement rules may now make it easier to obtain expungement for certain case types. For more information, please click on the link below.

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News Flash

Posted on: September 23, 2021

Issues of the Environment-Washtenaw County Advancing Climate Action Plan

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

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Water - News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Zero Waste Week - Tips You Can Use To Make Less Waste

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Zero Waste Week – Tips You Can Use For Sustainability

Follow us on Facebook @WCWRC for more tips all week or check out the resources below. 

Zero Waste Tips - The 5 R's

Refuse

Refuse unneeded or unwanted items such. Also, refuse to purchase single-us...

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Water - News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Tips for Attracting Dragonflies To Your Garden

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Have You Seen Dragonflies In Your Local Garden? 

If you were not near a lake or pond you may have wondered what they were doing there. It is true dragonflies need permanent standing water for their larval stage which can last months to years, but ...

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Water - News
Posted on: September 21, 2021

The Green Room. . .Bird Identification Tips

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The Green Room

"The Green Room" is a collaboration between the City of Ann Arbor’s Community Television Network (CTN), Washtenaw County Public Works and the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner.  The show is produced by B...

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Water - News
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Issues of the Environment-State Rep. From Ann Arbor Aims To Ban Toxic Chemicals From Food Packaging

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

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Water - News
Posted on: August 11, 2021

The Green Room. . .Ann Arbor's New Transportation Plan

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The Green Room

"The Green Room" is a collaboration between the City of Ann Arbor’s Community Television Network (CTN), Washtenaw County Public Works and the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner.  The show is produced by B...

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Water - News
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Issues of the Environment-Ann Arbor To Consider Climate Tax To Reach A2Zero Goals

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

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Water - News
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Issues of the Environment-Making Environmental Justice A Policy Priority In Washtenaw County

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

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Water - News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Commissioner Pratt featured in One Water Video Series

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Most of the pollution that enters our waterways comes from rainwater. Reducing pollution starts with you! View quick and easy ways to improve water quality in the videos below.  

In this short series Water Resources Commissioner Evan Pratt, along ...

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Water - News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Issues of the Environment-Does Michigan Need A Statewide Code For Septic Systems?

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Issues of the EnvironmentWeekly 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: July 16, 2021

The Green Room. . .Land Preservation

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The Green Room

"The Green Room" is a collaboration between the City of Ann Arbor’s Community Television Network (CTN), Washtenaw County Public Works and the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner.  The show is produced by Barbara Luc...

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Water - News
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Issues of the Environment-The Push For Michigan To Produce More Electric Passenger Vehicles

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Issues of the EnvironmentWeekly 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 9, 2021

The Green Room. . .Climate Change & Washtenaw County's Carbon Emission Reduction Strategy

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The Green Room

"The Green Room" is a collaboration between the City of Ann Arbor’s Community Television Network (CTN), Washtenaw County Public Works and the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner.  The show is produced by Barbara Luc...

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Water - News

News Flash

Posted on: June 18, 2021

Issues of the Environment-The Cicadas Are Coming!

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Issues of the EnvironmentWeekly 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 - Spotlights
Posted on: August 14, 2020

The Green Room: Microplastics In Our Waters

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Tune in to CTN to learn about environmental issues impacting Washtenaw County on The Green Room!

"The Green Room" is a collaboration between the City of Ann Arbor’s Community Television Network (CTN), Washtenaw County Public Works and the Office ...

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Water - Spotlights
Posted on: September 29, 2020

What Do Water Resources Commissioners Do?

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What Do Water Resources / Drain Commissioners Do?  

Find out in this video excerpt from the Water Roundtable held on September 16, 2020 as part of the award-winning National Association of Counties Water 101: “What You Need to Know Below ...

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