Kalamaoo County

Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners

CURRENT OPENINGS ON ADVISORY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
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OPENINGS LISTED BELOW

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:


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 at 7:30 p.m. at Animal Services & Enforcement.  Staff Liaison: Steve Lawrence 383-8771

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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.  Applications are being accepted for the Private Sector (see qualifications below). 

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 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 with Serious Emotional Disturbance , Consumer and General Public Sector on their Board. 

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Public Housing Commission

The Public Housing Commission meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at the County Administration Building. The Commission attempts to help area residents gain access to decent, affordable housing through Section 8 vouchers. Contact: David Anderson 269-364-6942. 

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Remonumentation Peer Review Group

The function of the Kalamazoo County Remonumentation Peer Review Group is to review and provide advice on original public land survey corners presented by surveyors before the county accepts the corners for filing under its county Remonumentation plan. The Peer Review Group consists of a minimum of 3 licensed surveyors appointed for a 3-year term. The County Surveyor is a member, County representative and also the Chair of the Peer Review Group. The group meets as needed on the third Thursday of the month at 3 pm.  Contact:  Lotta Jarnefelt 269-384-8115.

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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

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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
TDD PHONE: (269)383-6464

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