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
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 public transit system was transferred from the City of Kalamazoo to the CCTA on October 1, 2016. The 11-member CCTA board is responsible for the policy decisions related to operating the regional public transit system. The CCTA levies a 0.75 millage in the urban area of Kalamazoo County to fund the fixed-route bus system. Meetings are generally held the 2nd Monday of each month at 11:30 am at the Metro Transit Administration Building (530 N Rose St., Kalamazoo MI 49007). Contact: Sean McBride 269-337-8088 or visit www.kmetro.com.
Economic Development Corporation Board / Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (KCBRA) facilitates the redevelopment of environmentally contaminated and underutilized properties located within participating municipalities through the use of tax increment financing and other incentives as authorized by state Brownfield redevelopment legislation. The KCBRA serves those local units in the County who are not currently served by a local brownfield Authority. (Members of the KCBRA are automatically members of the Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors). Contact: Rachael Grover 269-384-8305.
The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board of Directors meets on an as-needed basis, on the fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in Room 207A of the County Administration Building. This Board deals with economic development projects within Kalamazoo County. Its purpose is to assist local industrial and commercial enterprises in their development and expansion programs. Appoint¬ments are made for six-year terms of office. (This board does not meet on a consistent basis – Members of this Board are automatically members of the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority) Contact: Lotta Jarnefelt 269-384-8115.
The nine member Fair Advisory Council meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street. 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.
Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Board of Appeals
The Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Board of Appeals hears appeals from decisions made by the County Soil & Sedimentation Control Program. Members must have a current and valid Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Training Certificate. Meetings are held on a quarterly on “as needed” basis. Contact: Pat Crowley (269) 384-811.
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.