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Posted on: February 28, 2018

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

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Public Notices

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

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Meet the Board

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

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

2019 Calendar of Deliverables

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

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

New Voting Equipment in Washtenaw County

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

The ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

OCED Release 2018 Annual Report

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For our team here at OCED, 2018 marked a time of transition, continued success, and new opportunities for growth. The report features highlights from last year, such as the Foster Grandparent Program celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in Washtena...

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

OCED Helps Bring Community Together at Parkridge SummerFest

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On August 26th, 2019, we celebrated another successful year hosting Parkridge SummerFest & Joe Dulin Community Day. Hundreds of residents joined us in Parkridge Park to listen to local musicians, eat great food, and learn about community resources.&am...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

OCED 2018 Annual Report

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2018 was a year of change, continued successes, and new challenges for OCED and Washtenaw County. Learn about our new management team, our Foster  Grandparent Program celebrating its 50th anniversary, and more! 

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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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Posted on: April 3, 2019

CMH Association Funding Advocacy Update

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

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

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

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Dates for 2019

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches people to give “first aid” to those individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and/or who are in the early stages of a mental health disorder.

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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Washtenaw CMH 2017 Annual Report

Read all about our progress on our 2017-2022 strategic plan, our programs, recent initiatives, exciting opportunities and more!

Thanks to all of our amazing consumers and families, staff, peers and advocates, board members, community partners, and network ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

14A District Court Partners with Saline Middle School

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

14A District Court Pioneers Online Case Resolution

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

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Tell us about Youth Vaping

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We need your brainstorming power to create messages about vaping that will work. Take our survey to help shape the campaign at bit.ly/2YUXHRY. The survey is for young people between the ages of 13 to 21. .If you or someone you know is seeking hel...

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Health Department - News
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Tick and Mosquito Surveillance Program Launches in Washtenaw County

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This summer, the Washtenaw County Health Department will participate in the Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance and Prevention Program in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). The Health Department will provide mos...

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Health Department - News
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Quit Smoking this Summer with Help from the Michigan Tobacco Quitline

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Is quitting smoking on your to-do list this summer? The Michigan Tobacco Quitline can help with free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges this summer.

Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in Michigan.  However, 7 in 10...

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Washtenaw County Health Department Health Department - News
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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Washtenaw County Health Department Health Department - News
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Health Department Continues to Recommend Hepatitis A Prevention Measures

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The Hepatitis A outbreak is ongoing in Michigan and has infected 20 adults in Washtenaw County. While there are no new cases in Washtenaw, the Health Department continues to recommend good handwashing and vaccination to prevent infection. Hand sanitizer d...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Read our 2018 Annual Report

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

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

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

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

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Health Department - News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Community-wide Solutions Needed to Address Opioid Epidemic

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

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Health Department - News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Marijuana Legalization: What You Need to Know

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

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

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Washtenaw County Health Department Health Department - News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Washtenaw County Sees Increase in Legionnaires’ Disease

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Eighteen adults in Washtenaw County have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease (Legionella pneumonia) in 2018. No deaths have been reported.

The Health Department continues to look for sources of common exposure, however, to date, none have b...

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

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

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

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Health Department - News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Stop Hepatitis A: Get Vaccinated

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There is an outbreak of hepatitis A among adults in Washtenaw and other Michigan counties. The hepatitis A vaccine is extremely effective at preventing infection, but the majority of Washtenaw adults have not been vaccinated. 

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Group Lowering Disparities

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

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

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Washtenaw County WIC Health Department - Spotlight on Health
Posted on: March 30, 2018

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

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

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

All Are Welcome Here

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

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

Stress-Free Immunizations: We’ve got you covered

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

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

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Website Personalization Now Available!

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

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

5th Annual Purple Run 5K

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The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office and the University of Michigan Police Department will host the 5th Annual Purple Run on Saturday, October 12, 2019 with registrations beginning at 8:00 am and the race starting at 9:00 am at the Duderstat Center, 2...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: July 24, 2019

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

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

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Public Notice - Youth Commission Appointments

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – SEEKING CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 

Washtenaw County Youth Commission

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for positions on the Youth Commission. The...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: July 18, 2019

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

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

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Tick and Mosquito Surveillance Program Launches in Washtenaw County

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This summer, the Washtenaw County Health Department will participate in the Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance and Prevention Program in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). The Health Department will provide mos...

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 31, 2019

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

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

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Home - News & Announcements
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Naloxone Training Filming in Progress!

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“Equipping our deputies with Naloxone provides a valuable tool to deal with the opioid and heroin epidemic” according to Sheriff’s Police Services Commander Marlene Radzik.  “The faces of those suffering from substance use disorder are growing.” ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

WCSO participates in National Field Study Research Project

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

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

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

One Community: Advancing Racial Equity in Washtenaw County

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

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Home - Spotlight on Washtenaw
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.  Last y...

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Home - Spotlight on Washtenaw
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Accelerating Completion of the Border-to-Border Trail

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

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

DRAFT 2020-2024 5-Year Recreation Master Plan

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More than forty-five years ago, the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) held its first meeting. The Commission’s land base at the time consisted of five roadside parks, and undeveloped land in Lyndon Township. One of the Commission’s...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

River Restrictions During B2B Construction

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Following the Fourth of July weekend, two pedestrian bridges for the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B) over the Huron River in Dexter-Huron Metropark will begin the installation process, which is expected to take several months and will have minor impacts to a...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Ypsilanti Twp. Board Unanimously Approves Location For New Skatepark

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

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

WCPARC 2018 Annual Report

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

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

Accelerating Completion of the Border-to-Border Trail

Family walking on the B2B in Dexter

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

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Public Notice - Board of Public Works Appointment

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – SEEKING CITIZEN VOLUNTEER FOR THE 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for people to volunteer for a position on the Board of Public Works. Th...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Public Notice - Youth Commission Appointments

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – SEEKING CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 

Washtenaw County Youth Commission

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for positions on the Youth Commi...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

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

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

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View a live stream of the meeting HERE! Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: July 18, 2019

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

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

The major foc...

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See NACo Conference Recording HERE! Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton appointed by Governor Gretcher Whitmer to the Michigan Joint Task

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"I am honored to have been selected to participate as a member of the Jail and Pre-Trial Incarceration Task Force, established by Governor Whitmer”, Clayton said. “I believe the work of the task force will be a critical first step...

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: December 18, 2018

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

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

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

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

WCSO Dispatcher James Wrock honored as top trainer!

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His family and Dispatch leadership were there to support and congratulate him in the well-deserved honor. Congrats, Jim!


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Posted on: October 26, 2018

WCSO's Outreach Coordinator Marv Gundy honored at Michigan Works Awards Ceremony

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Marv has a heart of gold, strong work ethic and loves his community - which is why we are so lucky to have him as our Community Outreach Coordinator. He has transformed the Youth Employment Program to what it is today and we couldn't be more proud. Way to...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Congratulations Deputy Turpin

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She has shown herself to be a confident self-starter that takes initiative and pays close attention to detail. WCSO is lucky to have her as part of the team!

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Naloxone Training Filming in Progress!

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“Equipping our deputies with Naloxone provides a valuable tool to deal with the opioid and heroin epidemic” according to Sheriff’s Police Services Commander Marlene Radzik.  “The faces of those suffering fr...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

WCSO Metro Dispatch Honored for National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week

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

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

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

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

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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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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Corrections Academy Graduates

Corrections Academy Graduates Winter 2018

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

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Police Service Dog Team Assists Clinton PD

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

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

WCSO Information about Ice Safety

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

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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: February 28, 2018

WCSO is Hiring!

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

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Posted on: 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.  Last y...

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Sheriff - Spotlight
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Letter from the Sheriff

Sheriff Jerry L Clayton

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

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Principle Residence Exemption Doesn't Expire

Update from the Michigan Department of Treasury:

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

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

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

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

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

You may be eligible if:

  • You own and occupy your home
  • You had an ...
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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Issues of the Environment - The Challenges of Recycling Glass

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

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Water - News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

The Green Room. . .Climate Change

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The Green Room

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

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Water - News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Scraps to Substance- How to Become a Master Composter

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Join us in a seven-week class to become a certified Master Composter and learn to turn your yard waste and kitchen scraps into a nutrient-rich, natural soil conditioner!

This program begins September 25th and is coordinated by Project Grow and the Washten...

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Water - News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

The Green Room. . .PFAS - In Products

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The Green Room

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

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control

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

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

County Drains

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

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