Kalamaoo County

Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners

CURRENT OPENINGS ON ADVISORY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
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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:


Aeronautics Board

The Kalamazoo County Aeronautics Board of Trustees is responsible for the authoritative oversight of the Airport, and for the nurturing and development of the Airport as a key economic development and marketing tool for the entire Southwest Michigan Region. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport.  Conference room, second floor of the terminal building, 5235 Portage Road.  Call 388-3668 for additional position information. 

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Animal Services & Enforcement Advisory Board

Provides advice on animal control issues to the Animal Control Department and Board of Commissioners. Meeting times are once a year on the second Tuesday in February at 7:00 p.m. at Animal Services & Enforcement.  Applications are currently being accepted for a Veterinarian to serve on this Board.  Staff Liaison: Steve Lawrence 383-8771

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Central County Transportation Authority (CCTA)

The Central County Transportation Authority was created in August 2014 as part of the goal to regionalize public transit. The 11-member board will be appointed by the Board of Commissioners in September/October 2014. The CCTA is to plan, promote, finance, acquire, improve, enlarge, extend, own, construct, operate, maintain, replace, and contract for fixed-route bus within the boundaries of the Authority which include primarily the urban areas of Kalamazoo County. For additional information contact 337-8088.   

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Community Action Tripartite Advisory Board

The Community Action Tripartite Advisory Board (CATAB) meets on the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in Conference Room F of the Health and Community Services Department. The Community Action Tripartite Advisory Board consists of three sectors mandated by the Federal government: private sector, consumer sector and public official sector. The Board of Commissioners appoints five public sector representatives and five private official sector representatives and approves five consumer sector representatives.  The Board is currently seeking someone to fill a Consumer vacancy. 

Public Official Sector - Any elected official currently holding office.

Private Sector - Individuals from areas of business, industry, agriculture, labor, education, and religious and civic organizations located within the County.

Consumer Sector - Individuals from any of the following categories: low-income individuals who are consumers of, or eligible for, Community Action Agency services residing in the County.

The Community Action Tripartite Advisory Board shall advise the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners (the governing board) and advise the Health and Community Services Department on the implementation and coordination of a comprehensive Community Action program. The Community Action Tripartite Advisory Board will assist the Governing Board by and through the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department by serving as the advocate for the reduction of the causes, conditions and effects of poverty and shall assist in the provision of social and economic opportunities that foster self-sufficiency for low income persons.

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Community Corrections Advisory Board

The Community Corrections Advisory Board (CCAB) reviews topics related to new or changing issues in corrections. The primary mission of the CCAB is to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate programs that provide alternatives to incarceration for offenders, in order to reduce jail and prison overcrowding. The appointments are representative of prosecution, courts, law enforcement, media, human services, defense attorneys and the business community. Appointments are made for two-year terms of office.  

Currently applications will be accepted for the following positions for a person representing mental health, public health, substance abuse, employment and training, or community alternative program; a person representing the local business community; and a person represeting the local/regional workforce development board. Application submission deadline is 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 1, 2016.

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Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

The Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services(KCMHSAS) meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 418 W. Kalamazoo Avenue at 6:00 p.m. The KCMHSAS deals with provision of mental health services; membership categories are: general public, providers of mental health services, recipients and consumers of mental health services, and agencies and occupations having a working involvement with mental health services. Appointments are made for three-year terms of office. Contact: Jeff Patton 269-553-8002 jpatton@kazoocmh.org

KCMHSAS is currently accepting applications for a Family Member.  Family Member is defined as a parent, stepparent, spouse, sibling, child, or grandparent of a primary consumer, or an individual upon whom a primary consumer is dependent for at least 50% of his/her financial support.

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Fair Council

The nine member Fair Advisory Council meets monthly in the evening at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center.  The dates and time will be determined by the Fair Council.  The goal of the Fair Council is to provide a quality family-oriented fair that supports the 4-H youth as well as promotes and encourages the agricultural and tourism industries in Kalamazoo County.  Appointments are for three year terms.  .  Contact:  David Rachowicz at (269) 383-8778.

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Land Bank Authority - (Official Site)

The Kalamazoo County Land Bank Authority was created under the provisions of the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Act, 2003 P.A. 258, 124.571 et seq., and the Intergovernmental Agreement by and between the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority and the Treasurer of Kalamazoo County.

The Kalamazoo County Land Bank is dedicated to improving the quality of our neighborhoods, returning tax reverted property to the tax roll, and providing innovative concepts to homeownership. Meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. on the 2nd Thursday every other month at the Riverview Launch facility, 1523 Riverview Drive.   Contact: Mary Balkema 384-8134. 

 

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Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Board of Appeals

This Board will hear appeals from decisions made by the County Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Program. Members must have a current and valid Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Training Certificate. Meetings will be held on a quarterly or "as needed" basis. Staff Liaison: Kellie Layman 383-8308

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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
TELEPHONE: (269)384-8111

Further information can be obtained by calling the Board of Commissioners Office at 269.383.8849.