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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 0.896 millage in the urban area of Kalamazoo County to fund the fixed-route bus system.  Meeting dates, time, and location are posted https://www.kmetro.com/our-team/central-county-transportation-authority  

Contact:  Sean McBride 269-337-8087 or visit www.kmetro.com.

Seeking:  RURAL sector only applications

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This board is currently accepting applications until 04/04/2024.

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 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. Meeting dates, time, and location are posted on the County’s Public Meeting Notice page.

Contact Buildings & Grounds at 269-384-8954.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 03/01/2024.

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).  Meeting dates, time, and location are posted on the County’s Public Meeting Notice page.

Contact:  Macy Walters 269-384-8305

Acting when needed as the Economic Development Corporation, The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board of Directors meets on an as-needed basis immediately following the KCBRA meeting. 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. Its purpose is to assist local industrial and commercial enterprises in their development and expansion programs.  (This board has one Annual Meeting per year– Members of this Board are automatically members of the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority) 

Appoint­ments are made for six-year terms of office.  A Director serving as an officer or employee of the county (public official) will have their term with the Authority expire with the expiration of service as a public official, including expiration of the public official’s service through resignation or removal from the position as a public official.  Meeting dates, time, and location are posted on the County’s Public Meeting Notice page.

Contact:   Macy Walters 269-384-8305 or by email.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 02/23/2024.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Environmental Health Advisory Council

The Environmental Health Advisory Council (EHAC) serves as an informed advocacy body and sounding board for matters of policy that affect the lives of citizens who need environmental health services.  In addition, it advises the County Board of Commis­sioners on environ­men­tal matters.  Appointments are made for three-year terms of office.  Meeting dates, time, and location are posted on the County’s Public Meeting Notice page.

Contact:  Lucus Pols 269-373-5356 or by email.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 03/01/2024.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Integrated Services of Kalamazoo (CMH)

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 occupa­tions having a working involvement with mental health services.   Appointments are made for three-year terms of office.  Meeting dates, time, location can be found:  https://iskzoo.org/ 

Contact: Jeff Patton 269-269-553-8000.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 03/01/2024.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Jury Board

The Jury Board provides community oversight and input to the court regarding the jury system.  Meeting dates, time, and location can be found at https://www.kalcounty.com/courts/jury/contact.htm

Contact: Jury Services at 269-384-8352.

Seeking Democrat sector only.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 02/22/2024.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Public Housing Commission - (Official Site)

The Public Housing Commission attempts to help area residents gain access to decent, affordable housing.  Meeting dates, time, and location are posted on the County’s Public Meeting Notice page.

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 03/01/2024.

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