News Flash

Posted on: July 16, 2020

“Racism is a Public Health Crisis”

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Declares:

“Racism is a Public Health Crisis”

As a part of their on-going equity efforts, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has passed a resolution declaring that Racism is a Public He...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Creates a Commission on Aging

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Creates a Commission on Aging 

At their July 1st meeting, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution creating a new Commission on Aging. The resolution...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Appoints Two New Members to County Road Commission

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Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Appoints Two New Members to County Road Commission 

At their meeting on Wednesday May 20th, The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners appointed two (2) new members to the Washtenaw County Road Com...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Re-Elects Leadership Team

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MEDIA RELEASE

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:

Lisa Moutinho – Washtenaw County Public Information Officer734-222-6731 [email protected]

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Re-Elects Leadership Team

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Refugee Resettlement

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MEDIA RELEASE

January 9, 2019For Immediate Release

For more information, contact:Lisa Moutinho, Washtenaw County Public Information Officer734.222.6731 or [email protected] 

 

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News Flash

Posted on: March 5, 2020

Innovative Reentry Initiative

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Crystal S. Campbell

BOC Communication and Operations Manager

[email protected] / (734) 222-6847

WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RATIFIES FEDERALLY FUNDED “INNOVATIVE REENTRY INITIATIVE” GRANT FO...

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Board of Commissioners - Spotlights
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: 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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Community & Economic Development - News
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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Community & Economic Development - News
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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Community & Economic Development - News
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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Community & Economic Development - News
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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Community & Economic Development - News
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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Community & Economic Development - News
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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Community & Economic Development - News
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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Community & Economic Development - News
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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Community & Economic Development - News
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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Community & Economic Development - News
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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Community & Economic Development - News
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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Community & Economic Development - News
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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Community & Economic Development - News
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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Learn More About SummerWorks Community & Economic Development - News
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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Community & Economic Development - News
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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News Flash

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.

A full ...

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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: 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 sys...

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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.

Washtenaw County Commu...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News

News Flash

Posted on: June 22, 2020

Black Lives Matter

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Washtenaw County Community Mental Health (WCCMH) believes that BLACK LIVES MATTER.

  • We firmly stand in solidarity with the Black community, now and always
  • We speak out when we see injustice
  • We empathize with the pain, fear, anxiety, and anger so many are feel...
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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: January 21, 2020

State Updates: Director Gordon's Plan to Restructure

In December 2019, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon proposed a restructuring of Michigan’s public mental health system.

The following links may be helpful in learning more about Director Gordon&rs...

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Community Mental Health - 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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Community Mental Health - News Flash
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 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 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

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

14A, 14B and 15th District Courts to Offer an Amnesty Program for Traffic Tickets

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The 14A, 14B and 15th District Courts are offering an Amnesty Program effective September 1, 2020 through October 30th, 2020 for outstanding traffic civil infractions. &n...

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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: 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

News Flash

Posted on: October 5, 2020

MDHHS and WCHD Issue Public Health Emergency Orders to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

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Update as of 10/14 - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued state-wide Epidemic Orders to maintain COVID-19 precautions. We have updated our local orders to avoid redundancy with these MDHHS Epidemic Orde...

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Health Department - News
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Guidelines for Staying COVID-safe this Halloween

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During fall holidays like Halloween, it's important to be COVID-safe! Things will look different this year, but we can still have fun and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing face coverings, social distancing, washing our hands often, and st...

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Health Department - News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Possible COVID-19 Exposures at Two Local Restaurants

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Washtenaw County Health Department is alerting the public to the possibility of COVID-19 exposure at 2 local restaurants. Anyone visiting the Brown Jug from Oct 1-Oct 3 and Oct 6, or Chapala Mexican Restaurant on Oct 1 is advised to monitor themselves for...

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Health Department - News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Washtenaw Schools and Health Department Issue Joint Call to Action to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

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Nearly 30 school administrators representing public school districts, charter schools, and private and independent schools from across Washtenaw County have signed on to a joint letter with the Washtenaw County Health Department urging the broader Washten...

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Health Department - News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Flu Vaccination Urged for 2020 Season: WCHD & partners provide no-cost flu vaccine events

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UPDATE (as of 10/6): Response to our first flu vaccination event on Saturday (10/3) was great! But, we are now running short on vaccine for our upcoming scheduled events. We are confirming when we will have more vaccine available for later dates....

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Health Department - News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Reminder: Advisory Still in Effect for Harmful Algal Blooms in Ford Lake

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Washtenaw County Health Department reminds residents that a public health advisory for harmful algal blooms in Ford Lake in Ypsilanti, Michigan remains in effect. In August and in consultation with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDH...

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Health Department - News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Help Youth Stay Tobacco and Nicotine Free in the New School Year

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Vaping use continues to rise among youth. Washtenaw County Health Department encourages parents, health care providers, and community members to talk honestly about the ill effects of nicotine and remind them that e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative. ...

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Health Department - News
Posted on: August 1, 2020

Environmental Health Division office open by appointment only

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To promote the safety of employees and customers, our Environmental Health front office at 705 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor is now open by appointment only.

Appointments are available from 10:00 a.m. - Noon, and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. ...

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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: 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

News Flash

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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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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: October 20, 2020

Notice of Remote Board of Commissioners Meetings

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NOTICE OF REMOTE MEETING

WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE OF A REMOTE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS  

THE FOLLOWING REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL BE HAPPENING ONLY REMOTELY...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Public Notice - Appointments to Various Boards/Committees/Commissions

Apply Now

The Board of Commissioners will make these appointments at its upcoming session on November 18, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. Individuals interested in applying should submit a letter of interest and resume, including a home address, to the Washtenaw County Clerk’s o...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2020

MDHHS and WCHD Issue Public Health Emergency Orders to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

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Update as of 10/14 - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued state-wide Epidemic Orders to maintain COVID-19 precautions. We have updated our local orders to avoid redundancy with these MDHHS Epidemic Orde...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Guidelines for Staying COVID-safe this Halloween

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During fall holidays like Halloween, it's important to be COVID-safe! Things will look different this year, but we can still have fun and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing face coverings, social distancing, washing our hands often, and st...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Possible COVID-19 Exposures at Two Local Restaurants

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Washtenaw County Health Department is alerting the public to the possibility of COVID-19 exposure at 2 local restaurants. Anyone visiting the Brown Jug from Oct 1-Oct 3 and Oct 6, or Chapala Mexican Restaurant on Oct 1 is advised to monitor themselves for...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Washtenaw Schools and Health Department Issue Joint Call to Action to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

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Nearly 30 school administrators representing public school districts, charter schools, and private and independent schools from across Washtenaw County have signed on to a joint letter with the Washtenaw County Health Department urging the broader Washten...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: October 2, 2020

An Update to the Organization

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I’m proud to share a communication I sent to the entirety of our organization- thanking our employees for their dedication, especially during this particularly difficult year.  It offers an update on our COVID efforts and services, as w...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Issues of the Environment-Dam Safety In Michigan And Washtenaw County

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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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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Help Youth Stay Tobacco and Nicotine Free in the New School Year

Photo of person vaping with smoke in front of their face

Vaping use continues to rise among youth. Washtenaw County Health Department encourages parents, health care providers, and community members to talk honestly about the ill effects of nicotine and remind them that e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative. ...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Reminder: Advisory Still in Effect for Harmful Algal Blooms in Ford Lake

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Washtenaw County Health Department reminds residents that a public health advisory for harmful algal blooms in Ford Lake in Ypsilanti, Michigan remains in effect. In August and in consultation with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDH...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Grand Opening, September 17th - Ypsilanti CommUNITY Skatepark

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YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, MI - Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission & the Charter Township of Ypsilanti are proud to announce that the Ypsilanti Township CommUNITY Skatepark in Ypsilanti will be open to the public on Thursday, Septemb...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center to Reopen

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ANN ARBOR, MI – September 11, 2020, On Tuesday, September 15, 2020 the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center will once again open its doors. The reopening comes in alignment with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order [2020-176] and w...

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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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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 30, 2020

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

Small Business Emergency Relief Fund

“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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Learn More. Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 9, 2020

CANCELED - Washtenaw County Adds In-Person Cyber Training Classes

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In an effort to improve cyber
security awareness for the residents of Washtenaw County, the County’s Chief InformationSecurity Officer Gabe LeBlanc has modified his employee focused cyber security
training to benefit all members of the commu...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Washtenaw County Offers Free Online Cyber Security Training

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The internet has become a necessity in our daily lives, so it’s important to understand how to use it safely.  Through a series of short, informative videos, you’ll learn about:

  • Gaming Safety
  • 2 Factor Authentication
  • Gift Cards
  • Ide...
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Home - News & Announcements
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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Learn More About SummerWorks Home - News & Announcements
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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News Flash

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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WCSO Shop with a Cop Facebook Home - Spotlight on Washtenaw

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Staebler Farm County Park - North Park Planning Public Input Session - Virtual Meeting Instructions

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Virtual Meeting Instructions

In an effort to practice social distancing, Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation will hold a virtual Staebler Farm County Park - North Park Planning Public Input Session on Wednesday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m.

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Parks & Rec - News
Posted on: September 29, 2020

WCPARC October News & Into the Outdoor Program Guide!

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

Questions? Contact:

Hannah CooleyManagement Analyst, Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission[email protected]734-971-6337 x 319

Washtenaw County Parks and Re...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

From the Director - 20 Years with the Natural Areas Preservation Program

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ANN ARBOR, MI – This year marks the 20th anniversary of Washtenaw County’s Natural Area Preservation Program (NAPP) Millage!  Since funding for the program was initially approved by Washtenaw County residents in 2000, NAPP has...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Grand Opening, September 17th - Ypsilanti CommUNITY Skatepark

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YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, MI - Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission & the Charter Township of Ypsilanti are proud to announce that the Ypsilanti Township CommUNITY Skatepark in Ypsilanti will be open to the public on Thursday, Septemb...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center to Reopen

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ANN ARBOR, MI – September 11, 2020, On Tuesday, September 15, 2020 the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center will once again open its doors. The reopening comes in alignment with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order [2020-176] and w...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Pierce Lake Golf Course Cart Path Reconstruction Begins with Closure of Back Nine

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ANN ARBOR, MI – August 27, 2020, Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission is announcing that Pierce Lake Golf Course will be closing their back nine holes in order to repave five miles of cart paths on the golf course from September 14...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Watkins Lake Network to Freedom

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The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) is proud to announce that Watkins Lake State Park & County Preserve has been awarded membership to the Network to Freedom program through the National Park Service (NPS) for its connection ...

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Parks & Rec - News

News Flash

Posted on: July 30, 2020

2019 WCPARC Annual Report

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In 2019, the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) celebrated 46 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

News Flash

Posted on: October 21, 2020

Washtenaw County Sees Spike in Covid-19 Cases

October 20, 2020

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Crystal S. Campbell

Communication and Operations Manager

[email protected] | 734-478-1856 (c)

 

Washtenaw County Sees Spike in Covid-19 Cases

Board of Commissioner’s Cha...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Advisory: Washtenaw County Health Department Updates Local Orders on Social Gatherings

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:               Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected] 

734-678-7010...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Postpones No-cost Flu Vaccine Event

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia

                    Public Information Officer

    &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Cancels October 7th and 8th Meetings

MEDIA RELEASE

 

 

October 6, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Crystal S. Campbell

Board of Commissioners Communication and Operations Manager

734.478.1856 | [email protected]

 

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners 

Ca...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Washtenaw County Clerk Reminder: Absentee Ballots are Counted on Election Day

Contact:    

Lawrence (Larry) Kestenbaum, Washtenaw County Clerk

                       200 N. Main Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104 &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Public Health Emergency Orders

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH 

                    Public Information Officer

 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Updates Public Health Emergency Order Restricting Gatherings

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH 

                    Public Information Officer

 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Washtenaw County Government Offers Enhanced Website Experience with Interactive Chat Feature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Washtenaw County Government Offers Enhanced Website Experience with Interactive Chat Feature

Functionality Aims to Help Citizens Obtain Rapid Assistance with Civic Service Inquiries

 

Ann Arbor, MI &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Flu Vaccination Urged for 2020 Season

Flu Vaccination Urged for 2020 Season

Washtenaw County Health Department and partners provide no-cost flu vaccine events

 

YPSILANTI, Mich., Sept 30, 2020 – Washtenaw County Health Department (WCHD) is offering flu vaccine at no cost durin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Help Youth Stay Tobacco and Nicotine Free in the New School Year

For immediate release

 

Contact:           Beth Ann Hamilton, Communications Coordinator

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-544-6848

 

Help Youth Stay Tobacco and Nicotine...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Reminder – Advisory Still in Effect for Harmful Algal Blooms in Ford Lake

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:          Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Public Information Officer

                    ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Census Deadline Closes on September 30th

Immediate Release 

 

Census Deadline Closes on September 30th 

 

Washtenaw County, MI – The 2020 Decennial Census Count began the same week the Washtenaw County Board o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Community COVID-19 Testing Available

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-678-7010

Community COVID-19 Testing Available 

Free testing Sat Sept 19 and Sat Sept 26

YPSILANTI, Mich.,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Grand Opening, September 17th – Ypsilanti Township CommUNITY Skatepark

September 16, 2020

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Meghan Bonfiglio, Deputy DirectorWashtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission[email protected] / (734) 971-6337 x328

Grand Opening, September 17th – Ypsilanti Township CommUNITY Skatepa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Washtenaw County BOC to Host Q & A and Public Hearing Regarding Gelman Proposed Settlement

September 14, 2020

Contact: Crystal S. Campbell

BOC Communication and Operations Manager

734.478.1856/ [email protected]

For Immediate Release

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners 

To host Question and Answer Session and Public Hearing with Co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2020

EGLE Dam Safety Task Force Names Pratt as Chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

EGLE Dam Safety Task Force Names Pratt as Chair

 

Ann Arbor, MI. Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner, Evan Pratt, has been named Chair of the Michigan Dam Safety Task Force. This 19-person team, as...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Rain Garden University Receives EGLE’s Partners in Success Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: May 2, 2019

Contact: Harry Sheehan, Chief Deputy Water Resources Commissioner

Phone: 734-222-6860

E-mail: [email protected]

Rain Garden University Receives EGLE’s Partners in Success Award

Ann Arbor, MI. The Washtenaw Co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Barrier Busters Requests Triple During COVID-19 Response

Immediate Release

 

Contact:

Moonson Eninsche | 734.544.3006 | [email protected]

 

Barrier Busters Requests Triple During COVID-19 Response

Washtenaw County, MI – Newly released summary reports from t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Proposed Settlement Documents in Legal Proceedings Regarding Local 1,4-Dioxane Contamination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

Proposed Settlement Documents in Legal Proceedings Regarding Local 1,4-Dioxane Contamination Specific documents now available for public review

Washtenaw County, the Washtenaw County Health Department, the City of A...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Residents around Parkridge Park Vote on New Playground Design 19

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Residents around Parkridge Park Vote on New Playground Design 19

 

Ypsilanti, MI - Over the last year, the City of Ypsilanti and Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development engaged over 100 resi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Advisory: Possible Harmful Algal Bloom in Ford Lake

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-678-7010

Advisory: Possible Harmful Algal Bloom in Ford Lake

Residents or visitors advised to avoid touching algae o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Public Health Emergency Order

Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Public Health Emergency Order 

Restricting Gatherings in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti

Outdoor social gatherings or events now limited to no more than 25 people

YPSILANTI, Mich., August 19, 2020 – Washte...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners makes Significant Investment in Sustainability

MEDIA RELEASE

August 6, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Crystal S. Campbell

BOC Communication and Operations Manager

[email protected]

734.478.1856

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners makes Significant Investment in Sustainability

Accelerates C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Advisory: Washtenaw County Beach Closure

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-678-7010

Advisory: Washtenaw County Beach ClosureIndependence Lake beach closed due to high levels of bacteria

&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Pratt Appointed To The American Public Works Association’s Government Affairs Committee

Ann Arbor, MI. Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner, Evan Pratt, has accepted a two year term serving as part of the Government Affairs Committee for the American Public Works Association (APWA). This committee is responsible for identifying and ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Washtenaw County and United Way Partner to Launch Financial Navigation Program

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:

Ugbaad Keynan | 734.677.7202 | [email protected]

Moonson Eninsche | 734.544.3006 | [email protected]

Washtenaw County and United Way Partner to Launch Financial Navigation Program to Serve Residents During COVID-...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: Ann Arbor Announces Affordable Housing Waitlist Website

Media Contact:

Teresa Gillotti | 810.410.6982 | [email protected]

MEDIA RELEASE: Ann Arbor Announces Affordable Housing Waitlist Website

The waitlist will open Monday, 7/27, at 1PM, with 8 Rental Units currently available.

On Friday, July 24, 2020, the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Advisory: Washtenaw County Beach Closure

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-678-7010

 

Advisory: Washtenaw County Beach ClosureSugarloaf Lake Beach closed due to high levels of bacter...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Identifies Multiple COVID-19 Cases and Exposures

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH, Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-678-7010

 

Washtenaw County Health Department Identifies Multiple COVID-19 Cases and Exposures

Large ho...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Board of Commissioners Consider Adding Public Health and Seniors millage Language to November Ballot

For Immediate Release

Contact: Crystal S. Campbell

BOC Communication and Operations Manager

[email protected] / (734) 478-1856

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Consider Adding 

Public Health and Seniors millage Language to November Ballot...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Washtenaw & Livingston Health Departments Offer COVID-19 Testing in Whitmore Lake Saturday, July 11

For Immediate Release 

Community COVID-19 Testing in Whitmore Lake Saturday, July 11

Health Departments and Partners Collaborate to Offer Pop-Up Testing 

YPSILANTI, Mich., July 8, 2020 – Washtenaw and Livingston County Health Depa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

As Summer Temperatures Rise, Washtenaw County to Provide Cooling Centers to the Public

July 6, 2020

For Immediate Release

 

CONTACT:

As Summer Temperatures Rise, Washtenaw County to

Provide Cooling Centers to the Public

 

Ann Arbor, MI- With temperatures expected to rise above 90° this week, Washtenaw County will...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Creates a Commission on Aging

July 6, 2020

 

For Immediate Release

 

 

 

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners 

Creates a Commission on Aging 

Aims to Elevate the Voices and Needs the County’s Older Adults

 

Ann Arbo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Declares: “Racism is a Public Health Crisis”

MEDIA RELEASE

July 2, 2020

For Immediate Release

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Declares:

“Racism is a Public Health Crisis”

Ann Arbor, MI – As a part of their on-going equity efforts, the Washtenaw County Board of Co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Board of Commissioners passes Resolution to implement a Responsible Contractor Policy

MEDIA RELEASE

July 2, 2020

 

For Immediate Release

CONTACT:

Crystal S. Campbell

BOC Communication and Operations Manager

[email protected]

(734) 222-6847(o) || (734) 478-1856 (c)

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners passes

Resolution to implem...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Washtenaw County Board of Health Names Racism as a Public Health Crisis

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler-Cerniglia

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-678-7010

Washtenaw County Board of Health Names Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Resolution confirms collective commitment to health equity

YPSIL...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

WASHTENAW COUNTY DECLARES END TO COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY

MEDIA RELEASE

Date: June 12, 2020

For more information contact:

Crystal Campbell

Board of Commissioners

Communication and Operations Manager

[email protected] / (734) 478-1856

WASHTENAW COUNTY DECLARES END TO

COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY 

ANN ARBOR, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Washtenaw County Government Plans to Reopen with Modified Services on Monday, June 15, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE

June 5, 2020

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:Gregory Dill – Washtenaw County Administrator[email protected]

Washtenaw County Government Plans to Reopen with Modified Services on Monday, June 15, 2020 

&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Independence Lake County Park Beach Guidelines

June 4, 2020

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Coy Vaughn, DirectorWashtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission[email protected] / (734) 971-6337

Independence Lake County Park Beach Guidelines

 

ANN ARBOR, MI – The Independence Lake C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Closure of Parker Mill County Park Trail & Parking Lot

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Coy Vaughn, DirectorWashtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission[email protected] / (734) 971-6337

Closure of Parker Mill County Park Trail & Parking Lot

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Rescinds Local Emergency Orders

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-678-7010

Washtenaw County Health Department Rescinds Local Emergency Orders

Employee screening is now required under...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Appoints Two New Members to County Road Commission

MEDIA RELEASE

 

May 20, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Crystal S. Campbell

BOC Communication and Operations Manager

[email protected] / (734) 478-1856

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Appoints

 Two New Members to County Road Co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Independence Lake County Park Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

May 21, 2020

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Coy Vaughn, DirectorWashtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission[email protected] / (734) 971-6337

Independence Lake County Park Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

 

Ann Arbor, MI – Independ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Rolling Hills Water Park and Blue Heron Bay Closed for Summer

May 15, 2020

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Coy Vaughn, DirectorWashtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission[email protected] / (734) 971-6337

Rolling Hills Water Park and Blue Heron Bay Closed for Summer, Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Cancels Summer Day Camp for 2020 Season

May 15, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Coy Vaughn, DirectorWashtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission[email protected] / (734) 971-6337

Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Cancels Summer Day Camp for 2020 Season

 

ANN ARB...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Updates Local Orders to Protect Workers during COVID-19

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-678-7010

Washtenaw County Health Department Updates Local Orders to Protect Workers during COVID-19

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Approves Nearly $10 million in Support

MEDIA RELEASE

May 7, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Crystal S. Campbell

BOC Communication and Operations Manager

[email protected] / (734) 478-1856

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Approves Nearly

$10 million to Support Crisis Housing, Permanen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Washtenaw County Expands Community COVID-19 Testing

For Immediate Release

 

Washtenaw County Expands Community COVID-19 Testing

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Packard Health providing testing at community locations

YPSILANTI, Mich., May 1, 2020 – Washtenaw County Health Department is a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners to hear update on Covid-19 response efforts

MEDIA RELEASE

April 27, 2020

For Immediate Release 

Contact: 

Crystal S. Campbell

Board of Commissioners Communication and Operations Manager

734.478.1856/ [email protected]

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners to hear update on Covid-...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Updates Orders to Protect Workers during COVID-19

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-678-7010

 

Washtenaw County Health Department Updates Orders to Protect Workers during COVID-19

Service prov...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Provides Data on Probable COVID-19 Cases

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-678-7010

Washtenaw County Health Department Provides Data on Probable COVID-19 Cases

Probable cases are directly lin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Washtenaw Flood Risk Expected To Be Greater In 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

Date April 22, 2020 

Contact: Evan Pratt, Water Resources Commissioner Phone: 734-222-6860 Email: [email protected] 

 

Washtenaw Flood Risk Expected To Be Greater In 2020 

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Health Care Coverage and Health Insurance during COVID-19

For Immediate Release

Contact: Krista Nordberg

Washtenaw Health Plan

734-544-6778

[email protected]

Health Care Coverage and Health Insurance during COVID-19 

Washtenaw Health Plan is ready to help

YPSILANTI, Mich., April 14, 2020 – If ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Extends Orders to Protect Essential Workers during COVID-19

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-678-7010

 

Washtenaw County Health Department Extends Orders to Protect Essential Workers during COVID-19

Cr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Washtenaw County Extends Closure due to COVID-19

 

MEDIA RELEASE

April 10, 2020

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:  Gregory Dill – Washtenaw County Administrator  [email protected]

Washtenaw County Government Extends Partial Closure and modified remote ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Provides COVID-19 Data by Zip Code and Race

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler-Cerniglia

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-678-7010

Washtenaw County Health Department Provides COVID-19 Data by Zip Code and Race

Data highlights disparities within the county

 

D...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Washtenaw County Increases Resources for the Homeless Community

MEDIA RELEASE 

 

 

Date:  March 31, 2020 

 

For Immediate Release 

 

For more information: See Below  

 

Washtenaw County Increases Resources for the Homeless Community&n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Orders to Protect Essential Workers during COVID-19

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-678-7010

 

Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Orders to Protect Essential Workers during COVID-19

Cri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Washtenaw County Government Extends Closure of Non-Essential Services

MEDIA RELEASE

March 25, 2020

For Immediate Release 

For more information contact:  Gregory Dill – Washtenaw County Administrator  [email protected]

Washtenaw County Government Extends Closure of Non-Essential Services

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Reports Local COVID-19 Death

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH, Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-678-7010

Washtenaw County Health Department Reports Local COVID-19 Death

Health Officer recommends everyone to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Reports 7 Additional COVID-19 Cases

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler-Cerniglia

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-544-6759

Washtenaw County Health Department Reports 7 Additional COVID-19 Cases

Number of Washtenaw cases double; community spread now likely

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

WASHTENAW COUNTY DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY TO ADDRESS COMMUNITY IMPACT OF COVID-19

MEDIA RELEASE

Date:  March 18, 2020

For more information contact:

Crystal Campbell                         or      ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Portage Baseline Lake Levels to be Raised Beginning March 20th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

Date: March 16th, 2020 

 

Contact:    Scott Miller, Deputy Water Resources Commissioner Phone: 734-222-6860 E-mail: [email protected]    

 

Portage Base...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2020

WASHTENAW COUNTY CLERK/REGISTER’S OFFICE CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 6, 2020 – ESSENTIAL SERVICES ONLINE/MAIL

March 15, 2020

 

For Immediate Release 

For more information contact:

Edward R. Golembiewski, Chief Deputy Clerk / Register

[email protected] or 734-680-6078

Lawrence Kestenbaum, County Clerk/Register of Deeds

[email protected]

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Orders Bars, Restaurants to Reduce Crowding

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-544-6759 or 734-678-7010

 

Washtenaw County Health Department Orders Bars, Restaurants to Reduce Crowding

Ve...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2020

All Non-Essential Washtenaw County Operations Closed Through April 5, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE 

 

Date:  March 15, 2020 

 

For Immediate Release 

 

 

For more information Contact: Gregory Dill, Washtenaw County Administrator  [email protected] 

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Provides Additional Details on Positive Cases

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-544-6759

 

Washtenaw County Health Department Provides Additional Details on Positive Cases

Both Individuals...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Cases

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-544-6759

 

Washtenaw County Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Cases

Two Individuals with Travel Expos...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Michigan Medicine, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, IHA partnering with county health departments t

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 11, 2020

 

Contact: 

Susan Ringler Cerniglia, M.P.H. 

Washtenaw County Health Department 

734-544-6759; (c) 734-678-7010 

[email protected] 

Mary Masson 

Mich...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Innovative Reentry Initiative

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Crystal S. Campbell

BOC Communication and Operations Manager

[email protected] / (734) 222-6847

WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RATIFIES FEDERALLY FUNDED “INNOVATIVE REENTRY INITIATIVE” GRANT FO...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

It Is POSSIBLE Opioid Awareness Campaign Launched by Washtenaw County Health Department

For Immediate Release 

 

Contact: Kayla Steinberg, Communications Coordinator  Washtenaw County Health Department  [email protected]   734-544-6848 

 

 

It Is POSSIBLE Opioid Awaren...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Washtenaw County Offers Residents Free Online Cyber Security Training

MEDIA RELEASE 

 

 

Date:  February 18, 2020 

For Immediate Release 

 

For more information contact: 

 

Lisa Moutinho – Washtenaw County Public Information Officer  ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Building Healthy Communities

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Community Health Promotion Manager

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected]

734-544-6759

Building Healthy Communities

Washtenaw County organizations awarded grants to promote healthy eatin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications

Immediate Release

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

Washtenaw County, MI – Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Results of three Michigan 2019 Novel Coronavirus specimens came back negative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 27, 2020

CONTACTSMDHHS: Lynn Sutfin, 517-241-2112, [email protected]WASHTENAW COUNTY: Susan Ringler-Cerniglia, 734-544-6759, [email protected]MACOMB COUNTY: Scott Turske, 586-469-6065, [email protected]

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2020

County Board of Commissioners Takes Action to Address Resident Concerns With County Road Commission

MEDIA RELEASE

Date: January 23, 2020

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:

Lisa Moutinho – Washtenaw County Public Information Officer734-222-6731 [email protected]

WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TAKES ACTION TO ADDRESS RE...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Water Resources Staff Continue Efforts To Alleviate Flooding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date    January 10, 2020

Contact:    Harry Sheehan 

Deputy Water Resources Commissioner

Phone:   734-222-6860

Email:  [email protected]

WATER RESOURCES STA...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Re-Elects Leadership Team

MEDIA RELEASE

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:

Lisa Moutinho – Washtenaw County Public Information Officer734-222-6731 [email protected]

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Re-Elects Leaders...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Refugee Resettlement

MEDIA RELEASE

January 9, 2019For Immediate Release

For more information, contact:Lisa Moutinho, Washtenaw County Public Information Officer734.222.6731 or [email protected] 

 

Washtenaw County Commission Votes to Keep Doors Ope...

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Press Releases

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 5, 2020

Public Notice - Appointments to Various Boards/Committees/Commissions

Apply Now

The Board of Commissioners will make these appointments at its upcoming session on November 18, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. Individuals interested in applying should submit a letter of interest and resume, including a home address, to the Washtenaw County Clerk&...

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Public Notice News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: June 26, 2020

Sheriff Clayton Speaks about Michigan Jails in Detroit Free Press

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Unfortunately, it has taken a crisis of this magnitude to provide a glimpse of what a more just criminal justice system can look like.

I’m talking, of course, about the COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts by judges, prosecutors and county sheriffs ...

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Link to Article: Sheriff Clayton on Michigan Jails Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Sheriff Clayton has been elected as a founding member of the Council on Criminal Justice

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Independent and nonpartisan, the Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ) advances understanding of the criminal justice policy choices facing the nation and builds consensus for solutions that enhance safety and justice for all. Through research, policy develop...

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Additional Info... Sheriff - News & Announcements

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: February 28, 2018

WCSO is Hiring!

JOIN OUR TEAM Picture

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

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News Flash

Posted on: October 20, 2020

Enroll Now for Health Insurance!

The Health Insurance Marketplace is open for enrollment November 1 – December 15, 2020 for coverage starting January 1, 2021.  Affordable health care coverage is available to 100% of our Washtenaw County residents who live below 200% of...

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Treasurer - News
Posted on: October 6, 2020

VOTE this November

Michigan Voter Information Center

Monday Oct. 19 is the deadline to register to vote onlineCheck here to verify your registration and voting location. The deadline to request an absentee ballot online is Friday Oct. 30. Ann Arbor voters...

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Treasurer - News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Times are difficult...need some help?

There are many resources available to our community including help with:

  • Mortgage payments and property taxes
  • Income taxes
  • Utilities

Click here for the community resources flyer.

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Treasurer - News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 21, 2020

Issues of the Environment-Increasing The End-User Market For Recyclables In Michigan

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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: September 28, 2020

In the News. . .The New Washtenaw Regional Resource Management Authority

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The Green RoomMonthly TV show on Ann Arbor's CTN.  

  • September 15, 2020:  The New Washtenaw Regional Resource Management AuthorityTheo Eggermont, Washtenaw County Public Works Director, discusses the new Washtenaw Regional Resourc...
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Water - News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Issues of the Environment-Getting PFAS Out Of Food Packaging And Other Products

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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: September 10, 2020

Rain Garden Universtiy Receives EGLE's Partners In Success Award

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The Washtenaw County Water Resource Commissioner’s Office (WCWRC) was honored with a Partner In Success designation from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) for the implementation and success of the Rain Garde...

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Water - News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Issues of the Environment-Dam Safety In Michigan And Washtenaw County

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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: August 17, 2020

The Magic of Milkweed Seeds

Photo of milkweed flower in bloom with text stating Magic of Milkweed Seeds

The Magic of Milkweed Seeds!

Collecting and spreading milkweed seed is a terrific way to help support this very important, and beautiful plant. 

The Monarch Butterfly depends on Milkweed for its survival and many other pollinators are attracted to ...

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Water - News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Washtenaw County's Western Service Center Open by Appointment Only

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The Western Washtenaw Service Center, located at 705 North Zeeb Rd., will be open 

by APPOINTMENT ONLY beginning Monday, August 3rd, 2020.

Washtenaw County Water Resources will continue to offer many contact-free options for servi...

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Water - News

News Flash

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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Read on... 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 t...

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