Board of Commissioners
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The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners regularly seeks area residents interested in serving on boards and commissions. Currently, applicants are being sought for the following boards and commissions:
Board of Public Works
The Board of Public Works meets as needed on the first Friday after the first Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in Room 207A of the County Administration Building. The Board of Public Works deals with public infrastructure review and development. Appointments are made for three-year terms of office. Contact: Lotta Jarnefelt 269-384-8115
Environmental Health Advisory Council
The Environmental Health Advisory Council (EHAC) meets the second Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December at 9:00 am. at 311 E. Alcott Street. This Council serves as an informed advocacy body and sounding board for matters of policy that affect the lives of citizens who need environmental health services. In addition, it advises the County Board of Commissioners on environmental matters. Appointments are made for three-year terms of office. Contact: Vern Johnson 269-373-5356.
Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority - (Official Site)
The 9-member Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority Board works in coordination with the CCTA to plan, promote, finance, operate, the public transportation in Kalamazoo County. The KCTA levies a 0.315 millage in Kalamazoo County to the Metro County Connect demand-response service. Meetings are generally held the 2nd Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Metro Transit Administration Building (530 N Rose St., Kalamazoo MI 49007). Contact: Sean McBride 269-337-8088 or www.kmetro.com.
Older Adult Services Advisory Council
The Older Adult Services Advisory Council's primary function is to act in an advisory capacity to the County Board of Commissioners through the Health & Community Services Department related to the provision of services to the senior population of the Kalamazoo community. Membership requirements state that half the members must be age 60 or over, and other members may represent a nutrition provider, social service provider, a local elected official and general public. Appointments are made for three-year terms of office. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at 311 E. Alcott Street. Contact: Anne Zemlick 269-373-5153.
Parks and Recreation Commission
The Parks and Recreation Commission is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and in general, its function is to oversee, plan, develop, preserve, administer, maintain and operate public parks and recreational facilities in Kalamazoo County. The Parks and Recreation Commission meets the first Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. at the County Expo Center Building. The Parks Commission reviews matters dealing with all Kalamazoo County Government Parks & Expo Center. Appointments are made for three-year terms of office. Contact: David Rachowicz at 269-383-8778.
Sewage & Water Board of Appeals
The Sewage & Water Board of Appeals exists to provide interpretations and/or exceptions of the provisions of the regulations contained in Article II of the Kalamazoo County Sanitary Code, namely Onsite Sewage Treatment Regulations. This board consists of three community members: a registered onsite sewage treatment system installer, an active builder and member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kalamazoo, and a resident of Kalamazoo County. This board meets on an “as needed basis”. Contact: Lucus Pols at (269) 373-5172
Southcentral Michigan Planning Council (SMPC)
The Southcentral Michigan Planning Council (SMPC) is one of 14 State Planning and Development Regions. SMPC represents Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph Counties. The goals of SMPC are: improve regional economic health, improve transportation systems, promote regional cooperation and planning, assist local entities with community planning, and encourage regional recreation planning. The SMPC board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 11:30 am. The meeting locations rotate between each member county; the formal public notice is found here: http://smpcregion3.org/meeting-information/. SMPC board members are expected to attend the monthly meetings and possible committee meetings. Local business and municipal leaders are encouraged to apply for board appointment. Contact: Lee Adams, 269-385-0409, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEETINGS OF THE KALAMAZOO COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ARE OPEN TO ALL WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, SEX, COLOR, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, MARITAL STATUS, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR DISABILITY. KALAMAZOO COUNTY WILL PROVIDE NECESSARY REASONABLE AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES, SUCH AS SIGNERS FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED AND AUDIO TAPES OF PRINTED MATERIALS BEING CONSIDERED AT THE MEETING/HEARING, TO INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AT THE MEETING/HEARING UPON FOUR (4) BUSINESS DAYS' NOTICE TO THE COUNTY. INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING AUXILIARY AIDS OR SERVICES SHOULD CONTACT THE COUNTY BY WRITING OR CALLING
KALAMAZOO COUNTY GOVERNMENT
201 West Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
Further information can be obtained by calling the Board of Commissioners Office at 269.383.8849.