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Posted on: February 28, 2018

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

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Public Notices

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

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Meet the Board

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

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Board of Commissioners Approve $300 Million 2020 Budget with Increase Human Services Funding

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ANN ARBOR, MI – At their meeting last evening, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners amended and approved the County’s $300 Million 2020 budget to provide additional funding to specific programming, as well as to provide additional funding to some o...

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Board of Commissioners - Spotlights
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Board of Commissioners Approve Development of Climate Action Plan

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ANN ARBOR, MI – The environment has been a Board priority since 2017, when the Commissioners voted to act on climate change in accordance with the Paris Accord. The Board of Commissioners established an Environmental Council in 2018 in response to the con...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Approves Planned Parenthood Funding

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ANN ARBOR, MI – The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners voted to allocate a one-time amount of $100,000 to Planned Parenthood of Michigan to continue providing family planning and reproductive health services for six months. The Washtenaw County Depar...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

2019 Calendar of Deliverables

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

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

New Voting Equipment in Washtenaw County

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

The ...

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

OCED Releases 2018 Annual Report

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We’re proud of the broad reach of OCED throughout the County. In 2018, the Foster Grandparent Program celebrated it’s 50th anniversary in Washtenaw County, the ADA ramp program for low-income homeowners was back in action, more progress was made in making...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

OCED Celebrates Summer19 Youth Employment Program

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On Thursday, August 22nd, OCED joined Michigan Works! and the University of Michigan to celebrate another successful year of our joint youth summer employment program. Summer19 is an annual program that connects youth to summer employment opportunities wi...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

OCED Helps Bring Community Together at Parkridge SummerFest & Joe Dulin Community Day

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The sun was out and so was the neighborhood for this year’s Parkridge SummerFest & Joe Dulin Community Day. Over a thousand residents joined us in Parkridge Park to listen to local musicians, eat great food, and learn about community resources on Aug....

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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: December 9, 2019

Millage Third Quarter Updates are In

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Resources from the Washtenaw County Mental Health and Public Safety Preservation Millage first became available on January 1, 2019. 

Click the links to get some highlights from the third quarter:

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

The 2018 Annual Report is In!

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Thanks always for the support, advocacy, contributions, and hard work of our staff, community partners, consumers and their families. 

If you aren't able to pick up a hardcopy from one of our locations, you can download a copy by clicking here.

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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: November 17, 2019

2019 Celebration of Success

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Washtenaw County Community Mental Health (WCCMH) has been honoring those we serve and those who serve at the "Celebration of Success" held annually.  There were so many powerful moments from the evening. With over 65 individuals honored...

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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: November 14, 2019

What's Up with Mental Health Services and Public Safety?

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As part of their Washtenaw United series, WEMU 89.1 FM interviewed Lisa Gentz and Derrick Jackson to learn more about the 11 new programs that received funding from the 2017 millage to increase funding for mental health services and public safety.

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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: November 8, 2019

CARES: Help is Always Available

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Seven days a week and 24 hours every day, the CARES access number for mental health and substance use treatment services offered by Washtenaw County Community Mental Health is staffed to serve you.

CARES social workers, therapists, peer-specialists, and ps...

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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health staff joins the Washtenaw Metro Crisis Negotiation Team

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As of November 1, 2019 five members of Community Mental Health will join the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and respond to requests when CNT is activated.  New members of the team are Jessica Halliday, Sarah Stewart, Nicole Muraca, Christ...

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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: October 1, 2019

CMH Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Update

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The fiscal year begins this month, so we want to provide an update on our Fiscal Year 2020 budget.

On September 16th, the WCCMH Board approved a balanced FY20 budget and moved it forward to the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners. The FY20 as presented...

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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Mental Health Funding Gaps Foreshadow Crises in Michigan

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In April, the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHAM) released a new analysis, “Systemic Underfunding of Michigan’s Public Mental Health System,” which studies the longstanding underfunding of Michigan’s public mental healthcare system. Th...

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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: April 3, 2019

CMH Association Funding Advocacy Update

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This document is also available here as a PDF for easy sharing.

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

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

The 14A District Court is currently experiencing a network outage.

There is a network issue affecting the city of Ypsilanti.  Due to this issue, the 14A District Court has limited functionality.  The phones are down as well as access to many of our networks.  If you need assistance, please call...

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District Court - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 23, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

14A District Court Partners with Saline Middle School

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

14A District Court Pioneers Online Case Resolution

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

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Tis the Season for Preventing Flu

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Washtenaw County Health Department encourages everyone six months and older to get vaccinated against flu (influenza) before the holiday season. Sporadic cases of flu are being reported in Washtenaw County, and rates of illness typically increase during o...

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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: June 24, 2019

Washtenaw County Health Department Names New Health Officer

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

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Read our 2018 Annual Report

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

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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Health Department - News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Community-wide Solutions Needed to Address Opioid Epidemic

The Healing Forest - 48 conversations about the opioid epidemic and community recovery in Washtenaw

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

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Health Department - News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Marijuana Legalization: What You Need to Know

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

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

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

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

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

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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
Posted on: March 30, 2018

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

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

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

All Are Welcome Here

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

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

Stress-Free Immunizations: We’ve got you covered

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

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

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Website Personalization Now Available!

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

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Public Notice - Appointments to Plan Implementation Advisory Committee (PIAC)

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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: November 19, 2019

Tis the Season for Preventing Flu

Three animated arms with bandaids, text get you and your family vaccinated.

Washtenaw County Health Department encourages everyone six months and older to get vaccinated against flu (influenza) before the holiday season. Sporadic cases of flu are being reported in Washtenaw County, and rates of illness typically increase during o...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Santa & Friends Series

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Make the holiday season bright, by hanging out with Santa and his friends, it’ll be a delight!

Have no fear Santa and his friends are near! Kick off the holiday season by attending the NEW Santa & Friends Series! Throughout December, Washtenaw County P...

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Santa & Friends Series Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Frying a holiday turkey this year? Washtenaw County can help you recycle your used oil!

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Frying a turkey this year for the holidays? Not sure what to do with the extra oil? Bring it to our Home Toxics center - the Washtenaw County Division of Public Works partners with Thumb Bioenergy to turn used cooking oil into biodiesel. So far this year,...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Public Notice - Appointments to Plan Implementation Advisory Committee (PIAC)

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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: 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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Washtenaw County Health Department Home - News & Announcements
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 28, 2019

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health staff joins the Washtenaw Metro Crisis Negotiation Team

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As of November 1, 2019 five members of Community Mental Health will join the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and respond to requests when CNT is activated.  New members of the team are Jessica Halliday, Sarah Stewart, Nicole Muraca, Christ...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Sheriff Clayton signed on to a amicus brief in support of DACA

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"When immigrant communities cannot trust law enforcement – such as when they believe that contacting police or cooperating with prosecutors could lead to deportation for themselves or others – the system breaks down and the entire community suffers.&...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton Chosen to be a Member of the All Sheriff’s Authority and Pres

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The meeting was hosted by a collaboration of the U. S. Department of Justice, the National Institute of Corrections, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the National Sheriffs Association. It included representatives from the Substance Abuse and Mental H...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton is asked to join the National Association of Counties

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This past weekend in Clark County, Nevada at the NACo National Annual Convention, Sheriff Clayton co-hosted the “closed-door” meeting of the Task Force and also co-hosted the Town Hall session that was open to all attendees of the conv...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

UPDATE: Now Airing - WEMU's In The Public Interest Features Washtenaw County Staff

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UPDATE:  The outstanding partnership between the League of Women Voters, WEMU and Washtenaw County Government has yielded some great interviews with County staff.  Please click on the links below to hear the interviews in their entirety:...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

WCSO Shop with a Cop 2019 – Donations Needed!

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

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

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

WCSO participates in National Field Study Research Project

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

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

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

One Community: Advancing Racial Equity in Washtenaw County

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

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Accelerating Completion of the Border-to-Border Trail

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

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

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

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

  • A brief health intake screening (glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure)
  • Goal-setting and planning - you deci...
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Wise Choices Webpage Home - Spotlight on Washtenaw

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

'Tis the Season to be Freezin'

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Winter is coming… and so is Washtenaw County Parks’ Annual Winter Fun Fest!  Celebrate the cold-weather season at parks and preserves throughout Washtenaw County.  Whether you like warming up by a fireplace or trompi...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Santa & Friends Series

Christmas Hot Chocolate

Make the holiday season bright, by hanging out with Santa and his friends, it’ll be a delight!

Have no fear Santa and his friends are near! Kick off the holiday season by attending the NEW Santa & Friends Series! Throughout December, Washtena...

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Santa & Friends Series Parks & Rec - News
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Ypsilanti Twp. Board Unanimously Approves Location For New Skatepark

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

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

WCPARC 2018 Annual Report

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

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

Accelerating Completion of the Border-to-Border Trail

Family walking on the B2B in Dexter

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

In...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Public Notice - Appointments to Plan Implementation Advisory Committee (PIAC)

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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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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health staff joins the Washtenaw Metro Crisis Negotiation Team

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As of November 1, 2019 five members of Community Mental Health will join the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and respond to requests when CNT is activated.  New members of the team are Jessica Halliday, Sarah Stewart, Nicole Muraca, Christ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Sheriff Clayton signed on to a amicus brief in support of DACA

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"When immigrant communities cannot trust law enforcement – such as when they believe that contacting police or cooperating with prosecutors could lead to deportation for themselves or others – the system breaks down and the entire community suffers.&...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

WCSO Mounted Unit brings home the hardware!

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Congratulations to Corporal Cindy Flint and Sgt. Eugene Rush from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit, Danielle Nicholson and Andre Renier from the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Division with Special T...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton Chosen to be a Member of the All Sheriff’s Authority

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The meeting was hosted by a collaboration of the U. S. Department of Justice, the National Institute of Corrections, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the National Sheriffs Association. It included representatives from the Substance Abuse and Mental H...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton is asked to join the National Association of Counties

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This past weekend in Clark County, Nevada at the NACo National Annual Convention, Sheriff Clayton co-hosted the “closed-door” meeting of the Task Force and also co-hosted the Town Hall session that was open to all attendees of the convention.

The major foc...

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See NACo Conference Recording HERE! Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: December 18, 2018

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

WCSO Metro Dispatch Honored for National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week

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

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

WCSO Retiree Breakfast

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

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

Corrections Academy Graduates

Corrections Academy Graduates Winter 2018

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

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

Police Service Dog Team Assists Clinton PD

Deputy Houk and K9 Argo

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

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

WCSO Information about Ice Safety

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

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News Flash

Posted on: April 2, 2018

WCSO Shop with a Cop 2019 – Donations Needed!

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

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

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WCSO Shop with a Cop Facebook Sheriff - Spotlight
Posted on: May 2, 2019

WCSO participates in National Field Study Research Project

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

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

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Continue reading... Sheriff - Spotlight
Posted on: February 28, 2018

WCSO is Hiring!

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

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Letter from the Sheriff

Sheriff Jerry L Clayton

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

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News Flash

Posted on: March 26, 2019

Principle Residence Exemption Doesn't Expire

Update from the Michigan Department of Treasury:

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

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

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Treasurer - News
Posted on: March 13, 2019

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

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

You may be eligible if:

  • You own and occupy your home
  • You had an ...
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Treasurer - News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: December 12, 2019

Issues of the Environment-Connecting Washtenaw's Hungry With Extra Food Before It's Wasted

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

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Water - News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Salt Less This Season

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Hold the Salt! 

This year, use less salt when clearing snow at home. It pollutes our rivers, lakes and streams. Frequent shoveling is best! Limit your use of salt at home with these tips:

  • Shovel early and often to avoid using salt or deicers altoge...
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Additional Information. . . Water - News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

The Green Room. . .PFAS - Policies And Politics

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The Green Room

"The Green Room" is a monthly radio show that airs the last Friday of each month at 6:50 a.m. and 8:50 a.m. on WEMU 89.1FM. The show is a collaboration between the WEMU News Department, the Washtenaw County Office of the Water Reso...

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Water - News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Issues of the Environment-Tracking Climate Change Impacts In MI With UM's Online Mapping Tool

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

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Water - News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

The Green Room. . .Climate Change

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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: February 28, 2018

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control

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

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Read on... Water - Spotlights
Posted on: February 28, 2018

County Drains

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

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