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 09/30/2019.

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 269-384-8305.

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.  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:  Lotta Jarnefelt 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 09/23/2019.

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.

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.  Appointments are made for three-year terms of office.   Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at 311 E. Alcott Street. Contact: Samantha Carlson 269-373-5153.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 09/19/2019.

Nutrition provider or Clinician position

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

Further information can be obtained by calling the Board of Commissioners Office at 269.383.8849.