Kalamaoo County

About The County of Kalamazoo

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The mission of Kalamazoo County government is to provide responsive, innovative and cost effective services.


To achieve our mission, Kalamazoo County government adheres to the following principles:

  • treat citizens with dignity, respect, honesty and fairness.
  • foster an accessible and responsive process for citizen involvement.
  • improve citizen understanding of the role and structure of county government.
  • promote effective and responsive Board decision-making.
  • encourage a spirit of teamwork.
  • exercise the highest standards of financial stewardship and accountability, assuring financial integrity.
  • respect the independence and interrelationships among all governmental units.
  • seek opportunities to collaborate with other public and private institutions in Southwest Michigan.
  • adopt a pro-active, innovative, nontraditional approach to program development and implementation.
  • strengthen the diversity and improve the stability of the community economic base.