Board of Commissioners

Current Openings on Advisory Boards & 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:

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 or email.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 02/22/2021.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Construction Project Advisory Committee/Building Authority

The Kalamazoo County Construction Project Advisory Committee/County Building Authority was established for the purposes of providing recommendations during the construction of new County facilities.  The Kalamazoo County Construction Project Advisory Committee meets quarterly on the second Wednesday of each month (unless the first day of the month is Wednesday, then the 3rd Wednesday) at 10”00 a.m. in Room 207A of the County Administration Building.  The Building Authority meets on the second Wednesday of each month (unless the first day of the month is Wednesday, then the 3rd Wednesday) at 10:00 a.m. in Room 207A of the County Administration Building.  The Building Authority oversees County building authority bond-funded projects and the Kalamazoo County Construction Project Advisory Committee oversees  bond-funded projects and non-bond funded projects that are paid out of funds set aside for the project.  Appointments are made for three-year terms of office.  Contact Purchasing at 269-383-8967.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 02/22/2021.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Integrated Services of Kalamamazoo (CMH)

The Community Mental Health Board meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 418 W. Kalamazoo Avenue at 4:00 p.m.  The Community Mental Health Board deals with provision of mental health services; membership categories are:  general public, providers of mental health services, recipients and consumers of mental health services, agencies and occupa¬tions having a working involvement with mental health services.   Appointments are made for three-year terms of office.  Contact: Jeff Patton 269-269-553-8000.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 02/22/2021.

Family or General Sectors only.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

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.  The meeting schedule is posted on the County’s Public Meeting Notices page and County’s News and Events page.  Appointments are made for three-year terms of office.  Contact: Samantha Carlson 269-373-5153.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 02/22/2021.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

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.  Contact: Lockhart Management & Consulting, LLC 269-350-2040.

The most recent update on the progress of the Public Housing Commission Millage Program is available here, and the recent evaluation report of the LHAF Millage Program is available by request.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 02/12/2021.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Remonumentation Peer Review Group

The function of the Kalamazoo County Remonumentation Peer Review Group is to review and reach consensus on the location of 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 or email.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 02/12/2021.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Solid Waste Management Planning Committee

The Solid Waste Management Planning Committee (SWMPC) meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 207A of the County Administration Building.  The SWMPC reviews and approves proposed amendments to the County Solid Waste Management Plan or recommends other possible updates and amendments to the Plan. Appointments are made for two-year terms of office in the following represen­tation categories:  Regional Solid Waste Planning Agency, solid waste management industry, general public, county, city and township governments, environmental interest groups, and industrial waste generator.  Staff Liaison:  Lotta Jarnefelt 269-384-8115.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 02/22/2021.

Environmental Interest Group only

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

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