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Ingham County Board of Commissioners Returning to In-Person Meetings

Ingham County Board of Commissioners Returning to In-Person Meetings

The Ingham County Board of Commissioners will be returning to in-person meetings starting on July 15th, 2021 with the Law & Courts Committee meeting.

With the current local State of Emergency ending on June 30th, 2021, the Board of Commissioners will not be extending this beyond this date. As a local State of Emergency was one of the qualifying reasons to hold virtual meetings according to the Open Meetings Act as amended, the Board of Commissioners will no longer be able to meet virtually.
Zoo Night in July

Zoo Night in July

Where: Potter Park Zoo For our 21+ fans:

Zoo Nights is a casual, happy hour style event that will feature tastes from local restaurants and beverage companies. Take the opportunity to see the zoo after-hours, visit with the animals, and enjoy yard games with friends all while savoring tasty treats!

Historic Mason Courthouse to Open to the Public July 6, 2021

Historic Mason Courthouse to Open to the Public July 6, 2021

The Mason Historic Courthouse will open to the public on July 6, 2021 at 8:00 am. Visitors and staff will not be required to mask or social distance but those individuals who are not fully vaccinated (14 days after final vaccination) are encouraged to do so. Visitors should use the south entrance to the courthouse (Ash Street) and will be required to pass through security to gain access.
Justice Complex Update

Justice Complex Update

The construction of the new Justice Complex is progressing on time.  A groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 22, 2021.  Renderings of the complex and the latest updates are available.
Board of Commissioners Approve Small Business Rescue Grant Program

Board of Commissioners Approve Small Business Rescue Grant Program

The Ingham County took action to assist small businesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by approving an $11 million Small Business Rescue Grant Program resolution to be administered by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP). The funding for the Program will come from Ingham County’s $56.7 million allocation from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.
Potter Park Zoo's Black Rhino Calf Heading to a New Home in the Fall

Potter Park Zoo's Black Rhino Calf Heading to a New Home in the Fall

Jaali, the first black rhino calf in Potter Park’s 100-year history, will be heading to a new home this fall. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) black rhino Species Survival Program (SSP) has announced that Jaali will be paired with a young female for breeding at his new facility.

 

Zoo Nights

Zoo Nights

This spring and summer, join us after-hours for a night of drinks, appetizers, and live music from local musicians. The first Zoo Nights event is scheduled for May 13, 2021.
PA123  Publication List

PA123 Publication List

Ingham County is required by statute to publish a listing of properties at risk of foreclosure for non-payment of property taxes.
Ingham County Creates Racial Equity Taskforce

Ingham County Creates Racial Equity Taskforce

At their June 9, 2020 meeting, the Ingham County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted Resolution #20-254 to declare racism as a public health crisis in Ingham County and recommitted its full attention to improving the quality of life and health of Black Ingham County residents.
Potter Park Zoo Is Open

Potter Park Zoo Is Open

Potter Park Zoo is open!   We’ve missed you!

We’re grateful for the many ways the Lansing community has supported the zoo over the past few months. We love seeing comments, questions, and participation on social media, but we’re excited to see you all in person at the zoo, too!
Ingham County Suspends Services

Ingham County Suspends Services

To protect the overall public health of our citizens, families, and employees Ingham County is following the recommendations of the State of Michigan and the Ingham County Health Department in preventing the spread of the COVID-19/coronavirus by suspending County operations. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. most County departments and services including the parks will be suspended. While limited staff will continue to perform essential functions, a number of County facilities will be closed to the public.
2020 Census.  Be Counted!

2020 Census. Be Counted!

Important Dates In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.
Meet Jaali

Meet Jaali

Jaali was born Dec. 24 at 5:40 a.m and is the zoo’s first black rhino calf in its 100-year history. Mom Doppsee and Dad Phineus are both first time parents.
25th Annual Wonderland of Lights

25th Annual Wonderland of Lights

Join us for the 25th Annual Wonderland of Lights. Thousands of lights create extraordinary holiday light displays.
Zoo Animal Meet and Greet

Zoo Animal Meet and Greet

Looking for a gift to ‘WOW’ a special someone? Need a ‘Knock Your Socks Off’ gift for a client, loved one or even to celebrate a special occasion? We’ve got you covered!
Quality Healthcare is Coming to Your Neighborhood

Quality Healthcare is Coming to Your Neighborhood

See a Doctor - No Cost to You - Get Help Sparrow, Ingham County Health Department, and Dean Transportation are teaming up to bring our Mobil Health Clinic to five Ingham County locations. We're offering health screenings and services at no charge. If you have Medicaid/Medicare or other insurance coverage p.ease bring your membership card.
Ingham County 9-1-1 Adds Text to 911 Services

Ingham County 9-1-1 Adds Text to 911 Services

Text-to-911 will be available to all individuals living in or traveling through Ingham County on January 16th, 2019. Text-to-911 is another means of contacting a 911 dispatcher in an emergency situation when a caller is unable to make a voice call. It is important for citizens to know that Text-to-911 is a great addition to our dispatch center, but it should be used in a very limited capacity. It is not the preferred method of receiving emergencies. In fact, citizens should follow this guideline; CALL 911 WHEN YOU CAN AND TEXT WHEN YOU CAN’T. We do not anticipate that we will receive many emergencies via text. Most 911 centers currently using Text-to-911 see very low percentage of usage.
How Would  Federal Government Shutdown Impact Ingham County Operations?

How Would Federal Government Shutdown Impact Ingham County Operations?

Fortunately, Ingham County does not depend on federal government assistance for most County services. Total County revenue from all sources in 2017 was $166.5 million, of which about $8.1 million (4.9%) came directly from the federal government. Federal funds pay for road projects ($4.1 million), Health Department programs ($3.3 million), judicial activities and some law enforcement services ($668,000
MDARD Report Released

MDARD Report Released

The Ingham County Board of Commissioners released the results of the investigation and findings of the Ingham County Controller/Administrator concerning the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter Report Issued by the Michigan Humane Society.
Thank You Voters

Thank You Voters

The Ingham County Board of Commissioners, Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth and 55th District Court Judges Donald Allen and Thomas Boyd thank the voters of Ingham County for approving the Justice Complex Ballot Proposal.   This millage will enable the County to replace the current County Jail, the Sheriff’s administrative offices and court facilities located in Mason.
Juvenile Justice Community Agency Process Now Open

Juvenile Justice Community Agency Process Now Open

Ingham County announced the start of the 2019 Juvenile Justice Community Agency grant application process.Ingham County will provide financial support to community agencies to support the goals of the Juvenile Justice Millage program.
Justice Complex Ballot Proposal

Justice Complex Ballot Proposal

The County is requesting that the voters consider a millage that would replace the current county jail, the Sheriff''s administrative offices and court facilities located in Mason.
Property Assessed Clean Energy Program

Property Assessed Clean Energy Program

A public hearing has been scheduled for May 22, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ingham County Courthouse, Board of Commissioners Room, 341 S. Jefferson, Mason, MI 48854 to receive comments on the PACE Program, including the amended PACE Report.
All In For Ingham

All In For Ingham

Interested in making a difference in the community? Join All In For Ingham -- an effort to provide opportunities for those interested in volunteering their time to make our community a better place.
Ingham County Launches 2018 Budget Process

Ingham County Launches 2018 Budget Process

The Ingham County Board of Commissioners launched its 2018 budget process with the adoption of the budget calendar and strategic plan.
Advisory Board and Commission Opportunities

Advisory Board and Commission Opportunities

Interested in participating in County Government?  The Ingham County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications for vacancies on various boards and commissions.  This is an excellent opportunity for citizens to become involved in local government.