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Posted on: August 10, 2022

SCAM ALERT

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Recently, we have received several calls for service involving law enforcement impersonation scams. The scammers are telling the recipient they are with a local law enforcement agency and are contacting them for an outstanding warrant or other police rela...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Washtenaw County Earns Spot in Competitive “Cities and Counties for Fine and Fee Justice” Cohort

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Ann Arbor, MI – Washtenaw County has been selected to participate in the second cohort of the Cities and Counties for Fines and Fee Justice (CCFFJ) cohort. The opportunity provides technical assistance, personalized strategic guidance and resourc...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Huron River No-Contact Advisory Lifted

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  • Update 8/12/22 press release from the state. The no-contact recommendation for non-Washtenaw areas of the river has been lifted. Testing and analysis have shown much less contamination was released into the river than initially t...
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Posted on: June 17, 2022

What to know about COVID-19 in Washtenaw County

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Washtenaw County is currently at a "medium"?COVID-19 Community Level (as of 8/11/22).  

CDC recommendations at this level don't include broad masking recommendations. However, at all levels, p...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Warm Days Ahead

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MEDIA RELEASE

July 20, 2022 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Crystal S. Campbell, Public Information Officer 

[email protected] / (734) 478-1856

Warm Days Ahead for Washtenaw County

Residents Encouraged to Stay Safe

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Available Now: No Charge - Naloxone Vending Machine

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Naloxone, (Narcan), is a medication that is used to reverse opioid overdoses. The medication is a nasal spray that can be easily administered with very minimal training. Naloxone is proven to save lives. All WCSO Deputies, Corrections Officers, and Reentr...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Press Release: SHERIFF CLAYTON SPEAKS ON THE TENTH ANNIVERSAY OF DACA ABOUT ITS VALUE

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LEITF is made of members of the legal system and law enforcement who are committed to protecting all members of their communities — and committed to supporting policies that promote their ability to do so. June 15, 2022, marked the ten-year anni...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Press Release: National Initiative: TRANSFORM911

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In the United States at least 240 million calls are made to 911 each year for medical emergencies, fires, serious crimes in progress as well as a large number of mental health, quality of life, or behavioral concerns. In an era of calls for police reform ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Press Release: TOWARD A FAIR, JUST AND EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO GUN VIOLENCE

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National Report Released and Local Solutions Being Developed

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton was one of the national policy, subject matter, and boots on the ground leaders contributing to a new report, Toward a Fair and Just Response to Gun Violenc...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

WCSO Deputies Recognized by MADD Michigan

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving Michigan holds a Lifesavers Recognition Luncheon each year that highlights individuals who embrace MADD’s mission to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and pr...

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Sheriff Clayton congratulates WCSO Explorer H. Kitchen on her outstanding performance!

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This was Explorer Kitchen’s second year attending the Explorer Academy. Explorer Kitchen was part of the honor guard team, won top female in physical fitness and graduated the Explorer Academy with the rest of her advanced platoon. The physical ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Children Six Months and Older

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The Washtenaw County Health Department will start providing COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 6 months through four years old on Thursday, 6/23/22, by appointment only. Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines wil...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

First Household Connected as part of Board’s Historic Broadband Infrastructure Investment

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Washtenaw County, MI – In September 2021, the Board of Commissioners approved a historic investment for Washtenaw County to become one of the first counties in the state to create a path for every household to access highspeed broadband internet....

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Tick and Mosquito Surveillance Program Launches in Washtenaw County

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The Washtenaw County Health Department is participating in the Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance Program in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). The Health Department will collect and identify mosquitoes and ticks...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Menthol and Flavored Tobacco Products Harming Health

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The Washtenaw County Health Department is working to share information about the harms of menthol and other flavored tobacco products with a goal of building community support for banning flavors, reducing addiction, and saving lives. 

Menthol has...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Have Children Entering Preschool or Kindergarten? Hearing and Vision Screening is Mandatory

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¿Tiene Niños Ingresando a Preescolar o Kínder? Programe un examen de audición y visión obligatorio

All children starting kindergarten or preschool must have their hearing and vision tested before starting school. The Washtenaw County Health Department offe...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Washtenaw County Invests $3.5 Million in Human Services

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At Wednesday evening’s meeting, the Board of Commissioners cemented Washtenaw County’s commitment to increasing and extending funding for human services in the community&...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Washtenaw County Earns National Achievement Award for Sustainable Investments Preserve National Area

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Ann Arbor – Washtenaw County has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The national award honors innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Stuff The Bus-Save the Date

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Washtenaw County Government, in partnership with United Way, will be hosting the 15th annual Stuff the Bus event August 1st-5th. Please save the date!  

As in past years, we will have 2 buses parked in the parking lots near Target on Carpenter Rd....

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Treasurer Catherine McClary and Judge Julia Owdziej Accept Prestigious Darrow-Harris Award Presented

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Thirty attorneys have provided 662 hours of pro bono service for the County program Home for Generations – initiated by the County Treasurer Catherine McClary and Probate Judge Julia Owdziej – helping families gain title to their home, returning ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Commissioners Adopt Community Violence Interruption Policy Framework; Invite Cities and Townships to

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Washtenaw County, MI – In response to a series of tragic gun violence incidents that resulted in the shooting deaths of young men in Washtenaw County in the Summer of 2021, a diverse group of people, including community members with live...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Sheriff Clayton re-appointed to the Michigan Black Leadership Advisory Council

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Sheriff Clayton was re-appointed to represent Black leadership in community safety and preparedness for a term commencing April 26, 2022 and expiring December 31, 2024.

The Black Leadership Advisory Council was created by Governor Whitmer's Execut...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Board Approved Community Priority Fund for Organizations Serving 48197 & 48198 Application Launches

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Washtenaw County government has launched a new portal for organizations to apply for the newly approved Community Priority Fund (CPF). The CPF is a strategic initiative funded by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners using the County’s fed...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Board of Commissioners Passes $11 Million Package to Invest in Community Health and Wellbeing

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Washtenaw County, MI – Last night, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a series of investments using funds from the county’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation. This is the second package of investments approved by the...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

City of A2 Housing & Human Services Advisory Board (HHSAB) hosts Affordable Housing Ed Series

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The City of Ann Arbor's Housing and Human Services Advisory Board (HHSAB) is hosting an Affordable Housing Educational Series. This 7 session series will be part of the HHSAB's regular meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

This 7-session series will f...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

UPDATED: February 2nd Board of Commissioners and Working Session Meetings Canceled

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Public Notice: January 19th Board of Commissioners and Working Session Meetings Canceled

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has canceled its meetings for tomorrow (Wednesday, February 2nd) due to anticipated severe winter weather in Washtenaw Coun...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Public Notice: January 19th Board of Commissioners and Working Session Meetings Canceled

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has canceled its meetings for tonight (Wednesday, January 19th) due to high levels of COVID-19 transmission and exposures in Washtenaw County and across the state. The agenda did not include time-sensitive items...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Washtenaw County to Begin Comprehensive Climate Action Planning Process

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Washtenaw County, MI – Last week, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to allocate funds to climate action planning efforts. The resolution approves a contract with Resource Recycling Systems to assist in the development of a compr...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

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

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Washtenaw County, MI – Last night, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a historic resolution obligating up to $30.5 million dollars for community investments through the Ways and Means Committee. This proposed package leverages ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

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

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

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

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