Board of Commissioners

Current Openings on 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:

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.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 11/05/2021.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Community Advisory Committee

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Community Advisory Committee was created by the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners. The purpose of this committee is to discuss and propose strategies and best practices to discourage and prevent discriminatory practices within the County and the community we serve and to sustain a welcoming and enriching environment within Kalamazoo County Government. 

The  Committee will be requested to examine the County’s (internal organization and/or external community interactions) policies, practices, and procedures and may coordinate with staff, the Courts, and/or Elected Officials to make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. The 9-member committee will reflect the diverse community of Kalamazoo County.  

The first topic of engagement will be with the County Reparations committee. 

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This board is currently accepting applications until 10/22/2021.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Economic Development Corporation Board / Brownfield Redevelopment Authority - (Official Site)

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 269-384-8115.

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.  Appoint­ments 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:  Rachael Grover 269-384-8115 or email.

Acting when needed as the Economic Development Corporation, the Board deals with specific projects within Kalamazoo County that are funded through bonding. Its purpose is to assist local industrial and commercial enterprises in their development and expansion programs.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 11/05/2021.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Fair Council

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.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 11/05/2021.

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: 269-373-5153.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 11/11/2021.

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