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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Operational Update to the Board of Commissioners - March 13-March 26

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March 27, 2020

To:          Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners

         

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Re-Elects Leadership Team

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Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:

Lisa Moutinho – Washtenaw County Public Information Officer734-222-6731 moutinhl@washtenaw.org

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Re-Elects Leadership Team

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Refugee Resettlement

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January 9, 2019For Immediate Release

For more information, contact:Lisa Moutinho, Washtenaw County Public Information Officer734.222.6731 or moutinhl@washtenaw.org 

 

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Innovative Reentry Initiative

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Crystal S. Campbell

BOC Communication and Operations Manager

campbellc@washtenaw.org / (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: March 26, 2020

County Clerk/Register Closed to the Public - Certain Services Continue ONLINE and BY MAIL

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To slow the spread of COVID-19 the Washtenaw County Clerk/Register’s office will be closed to the public through April 13, 2020 by order of the Governor.

Our offices will not be available in-person or by phone during this time. 

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Nonprofit Agencies Receive Support From Washtenaw County and Community Partners

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

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update on Essential Services

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Information regarding the spread of COVID-19, including what you should do if you feel sick or believe you have been exposed to the virus, visit washtenaw.org/3095/COVID-19

If you need information about essential services, go to our new webpage: washtenaw....

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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

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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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 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: February 11, 2020

Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications

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

- 2017 SummerWorks Participant 

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

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Washtenaw County Offers Funding for Census Outreach Projects

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

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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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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: March 27, 2020

Non-essential Services to Remain Closed

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These non-essential services will remain closed until April 13, 2020 but please remember schedules are subject to change as this situation develops.

As previously noted a number of CMH services will still be available including ACT, Crisis Team, Jail Servi...

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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: March 27, 2020

CMH Service Delivery Update from WCCMH Executive Director

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March 26, 2020

Greetings,

Writing this update and hoping that it finds you healthy and well. The past few weeks seem to be moving in fast forward for Washtenaw County Community Mental Health (WCCMH) administration and staff as we plan for the health and saf...

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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: March 16, 2020

CMH Service Delivery Update, March 16, 2020

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Based upon the recommendations of health experts, the County needs practice the mandated precautions. Although a very difficult decision, from 12:00 am on Monday, March 16 until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, except for essential services, Washtenaw Count...

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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Corona Virus and WCCMH Services Update

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Washtenaw County Community Mental Health (WCCMH) is working with Washtenaw County Administration, Washtenaw County Health Department (Public Health) and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to stay up to date and aware of all communica...

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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Washtenaw County Novel Coronavirus Updates

Our sister site, Washtenaw Health Department maintains a collection of regularly updated facts, local statistics, and resources.

For more materials on symptoms, testing, prevention tips and more, visit their page here: https://www.washtenaw.org/30...

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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 14, 2019

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

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

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

CARES: Help is Always Available

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

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

CMH Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Update

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

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

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

Mental Health Funding Gaps Foreshadow Crises in Michigan

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

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Washtenaw County Courts Response to COVID-19

We are the Chief Judges of the Washtenaw County Trial Court (Circuit and Probate), and the 14A, 14B and 15th District Courts. We write on behalf of ourselves and for all of the 14 Trial Judges in Washtenaw County who serve you, the public. We have come to...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Important Update COVID-19 Impacting Court Operations UPDATED

The 14A District Court will be closed until Tuesday, April 13th except for essential services.

 The most important thing that we can do as we move forward is to be as flexible as possible. After meeting with our judges and magistrate, the chief ju...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Questions about your court hearing during the state of emergency?

The 14A District Court wants all who have business with us to be able to handle it as safely as possible.  If you are concerned about the status of your case, please contact us.  Also please note that many cases can be handled through ou...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

14A Probation will be utilizing mail in reporting until further notice

In response to the state of emergency issued by Governor Whitmer, all 14A probation offices will be utilizing mail in reporting until further notice. If you have any questions, please call your probation office. Thank you.

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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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Non-Essential Office Closures

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Washtenaw County Health Department operations not related to COVID-19 are limited. For COVID-19 information, visit www.washtenaw.org/COVID19.  For urgent public health matters like communicable disease, animal bites, foodborne illness or a well t...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

It Is POSSIBLE Opioid Awareness Campaign

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Washtenaw County Health Department’s recently launched It is POSSIBLE campaign tells stories of recovery and provides information on ways to prevent death and overdose from opioid use. The campaign aims to spark hope that both survival and recov...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Building Healthy Communities 2020 grant awards

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Washtenaw County Health Department is pleased to announce a total of $30,000 in grant funding for three community projects that are helping improve access to, and consumption of, healthy foods.

The Health Department awarded the funding through its Building...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Coronavirus Information

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Information is now being shared on our new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage. Go to www.washtenaw.org/COVID19 for the latest updates.

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

What Washtenaw County youth #wishyouknew about their mental health

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Young people across Washtenaw County wish the adults in their lives knew that mental health is real. They’re not “lazy” or “bad.” 10 deep breaths may not fix it. Their community is hurting, but their generation is strong. And just listening can help. Adul...

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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: June 24, 2019

Washtenaw County Health Department Names New Health Officer

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

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Community-wide Solutions Needed to Address Opioid Epidemic

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

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

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Health Department - News
Posted on: August 31, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Group Lowering Disparities

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

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

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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: March 31, 2020

Washtenaw County Increases Resources for the Homeless Community

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As staff work to provide options for everyone while also meeting standards for physical distancing and the state’s shelter in place order, our priority remains the health and safety of emergency shelter clients, staff and the general public.This...

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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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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Statement from Washtenaw County Health Officer

Recommendations for Places of Worship

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We are facing an unprecedented global, national and local public health emergency. I recognize that this is challenging time for us all, one filled with fear and anxiety about ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

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

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We are issuing emergency orders requiring essential service providers and businesses, including childcare centers, to use recommended screening and social distancing to protect everyone’s health.

“We cannot do this without each other, a...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Washtenaw County Government Extends Closure of Non-Essential Services

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March 25, 2020  

 

For Immediate Release

   

For more information contact:   Gregory Dill – Washtenaw County Administrator   dillg@washtenaw.org  

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

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

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- Jason Morgan, Chair Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners MorganJ@washtenaw.org 

First, I want to thank our Washtenaw County Health Department staff, our Public Health Officer, our Administrator Gregory Dill and our county leadership team, lab...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

County Clerk/Register Closed to the Public - Certain Services to Continue ONLINE and BY MAIL

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To slow the spread of COVID-19 the Washtenaw County Clerk/Register’s office will be closed through April 5, 2020 by order of the Washtenaw County Administrator.

Our offices will not be available in-person or by phone during this time. 

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Health Order to Limit Occupancy at Bars, Restaurants, and Entertainment Venues

Public Health Order issued to limit occupancy at bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues to 50%

The Washtenaw County Health Officer has issued an emergency order to reduce the number of people crowding into local bars, restaurants or entertainment venues. Venues must cut their maximum occupancy by half starting Monday, March 16, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. a...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Public Notice - Washtenaw County Road Commission Appointments

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for people to be considered for appointment on the Washtenaw County Road Comm...

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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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Posted on: March 5, 2020

It Is POSSIBLE Opioid Awareness Campaign

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Washtenaw County Health Department’s recently launched It is POSSIBLE campaign tells stories of recovery and provides information on ways to prevent death and overdose from opioid use. The campaign aims to spark hope that both survival and recov...

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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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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Coronavirus Information

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Information is now being shared on the Washtenaw County Health Department’s new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage. Go to www.washtenaw.org/COVID19 for the latest updates.

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Building Healthy Communities 2020 grant awards

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The Health Department awarded the funding through its Building Healthy Communities program. Building Healthy Communities creates policy, system, and environment changes that support physical activity and healthy eating. The program aims to reduce cardiova...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications

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

- 2017 SummerWorks Participant 

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

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

It’s time to get REAL

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Your Michigan driver’s license or identification card may not get you through airport security later this year.

Oct. 1 is when the federal government will fully enforce the post-9/11 REAL ID Act, and standard state-issued driver’s licen...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Washtenaw County Offers Funding for Census Outreach Projects

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

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Posted on: 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: 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 23, 2019

WCSO Shop with a Cop 2019 – Donations Needed!

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

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

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

WCSO participates in National Field Study Research Project

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

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

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Park Closure Update - March 28, 2020

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Ann Arbor, MI - Effective March 28, 2020, Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission (WCPARC) will be closing Rolling Hills County Park and Independence Lake County Park through April 13, 2020, as an additional precautionary measure to slow the sp...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Washtenaw County Government Extends Closure of Non-Essential Services

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March 25, 2020  

 

For Immediate Release

   

For more information contact:   Gregory Dill – Washtenaw County Administrator   dillg@washtenaw.org  

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

"Stay Home, Stay Safe" Outdoor Guidelines

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On March 23, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or pr...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Virtual Outdoor Challenge and Recreational Activities with Parks!

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Washtenaw County Parks will be offering a virtual challenge, and providing some resources for activities that individuals or families can enjoy while keeping a safe social distance. Stay updated on our Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission Fa...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Coronavirus Information

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Information is now being shared on our new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage. Go to www.washtenaw.org/COVID19 for the latest updates.

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Washtenaw County Health Department Parks & Rec - News
Posted on: April 1, 2018

WCPARC Day Camps & Playground Camp

Summer Day Camp - Independence Lake

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

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Day Camp & Playground Program Information Parks & Rec - News
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Ypsilanti Twp. Board Unanimously Approves Location For New Skatepark

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

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Press Release Parks & Rec - News

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News Flash

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

ringlers@washtenaw.org

734-678-7010

 

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

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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  dillg@washtenaw.org

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

ringlers@washtenaw.org

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

ringlers@washtenaw.org

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: drains@washtenaw.org    

 

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

golembiewskie@washtenaw.og or 734-680-6078

Lawrence Kestenbaum, County Clerk/Register of Deeds

kestenbauml@washtenaw.org...

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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

ringlers@washtenaw.org

734-544-6759 or 734-678-7010

 

Washtenaw County Health Department Orders Bars, Restaurants to Reduce Crowding

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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  dillg@washtenaw.org 

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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

ringlers@washtenaw.org

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

ringlers@washtenaw.org

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 

ringlers@washtenaw.org 

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

campbellc@washtenaw.org / (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  steinbergk@washtenaw.org   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

ringlers@washtenaw.org

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, SutfinL1@michigan.govWASHTENAW COUNTY: Susan Ringler-Cerniglia, 734-544-6759, ringlers@washtenaw.orgMACOMB COUNTY: Scott Turske, 586-469-6065, scott.turske@mac...

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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 moutinhl@washtenaw.org

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:  drains@washtenaw.org

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 moutinhl@washtenaw.org

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 moutinhl@washtenaw.org 

 

Washtenaw County Commission Votes to Keep Doors Ope...

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Press Releases

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 10, 2020

Public Notice - Washtenaw County Road Commission Appointments

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – SEEKING APPOINTMENTTO THE WASHTENAW COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for people to be considered for appointment on the Washtenaw County Road Comm...

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Public Notice News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 21, 2019

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

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

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Additional Info... Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 19, 2018

WCSO Metro Dispatch Honored for National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week

Metro Dispatch Employees

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

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

WCSO Retiree Breakfast

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

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Sheriff - News & Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: April 2, 2018

WCSO Shop with a Cop 2019 – Donations Needed!

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

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

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

WCSO participates in National Field Study Research Project

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

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

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

WCSO is Hiring!

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

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News Flash

Posted on: March 12, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Service Interruption

Treasurer’s Office Services During Coronavirus Closure:

  • Deadlines will be extended

  • Interest charges will be adjusted to reflect the closure

  • You may drop off delinquent tax payments in our drop-box. We won’t process the payments until we r...

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Treasurer - News

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News Flash

Posted on: April 2, 2020

Washtenaw County Water Resources Engineering Services

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While our office located on 705 N. Zeeb Road is currently closed until at least April 13th, the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office will continue to provide engineering and plan review services remotely. Please note the follow...

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Water - News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

UPDATE 03/25/20: Water Resources Commissioner's Office Closed Through April 12, 2020

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UPDATE 03/25/20:  The Water Resources Commissioner’s Office Is Closed Through April 12, 2020.  Please continue to check the Water Resources Commissioner’s website for updates.

MEDIA RELEASE

March 25, 2020

For Immediate R...

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Water - News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Limited Soil Erosion Program Services

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UPDATE 03/25/20:

Soil Erosion Program Services will be limited through 04/12/20.

On March 25, 2020, Washtenaw County Administrator Gregory Dill announced that all non-essential County operations will now be closed through April 12, 2020. This closure includ...

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Water - News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Issues of the Environment-Chemical Impacts In Fighting The Spread Of COVID-19

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

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Water - News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

The Green Room. . .A2 Zero - Carbon-Neutrality Campaign

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The Green Room

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

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Water - News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Coronavirus Information

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Information is now being shared on our new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage. Go to www.washtenaw.org/COVID19 for the latest updates.

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Washtenaw County Health Department - COVID-19 Water - News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Plant Michiganders

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Plant Michiganers

Native plants have deep,“thirsty” roots that help retain water on your site and filter out the pollutants in runoff. They help stabilize soils and prevent erosion. Try just one in your garden this year:• For ...

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Additional Information. . . Water - News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Raising of Portage Baseline Lake Levels

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The lake level at Portage and Baseline Lakes will be raised beginning Friday, March 20th, 2020 and will gradually continue until it reaches its normal legal level of 851.54 feet above sea level, estimated to be around Monday, March 30th, 2020 (conditions ...

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View full press release. Water - News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

The Green Room. . .Climate Change -The Science of Extreme Weather

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The Green Room

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

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Water - News

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