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:

Animal Services & Enforcement Advisory Board

The Animal Services and Enforcement Advisory Board provides advice on animal control issues to the Animal Services Department and Board of Commissioners. Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Animal Services. at Animal Services & Enforcement, 2500 Lake Street. Contact: Director of Animal Services Stephen Lawrence (269) 383-8771 or email.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 11/29/2019.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

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 11/29/2019.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

County Identification Program Advisory Board

The Kalamazoo County Identification Program Advisory Board assists in providing general oversight of the County ID Program, established by the Board of Commissioners in 2017.  The Advisory Board will meet on a monthly basis and will provide evaluations of the ID program, reporting to the Board of Commissioners at regular intervals.  The Board meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m.

Appointments are made for three-year terms of office.  Appointments to the first Advisory Board will have staggered 1, 2 or 3 year terms as determined by the Board of Commissioners.  Contact:  Tim Snow, County Clerk & Register of Deeds 269-384-8141.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 11/29/2019.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Environmental Health Advisory Council

The Environmental Health Advisory Council (EHAC) meets the second Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December at 9:00 am. at 311 E. Alcott Street.  This Council 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.  Contact:  Vern Johnson 269-373-5356 or email.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 11/29/2019.

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 until 11/29/2019.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority - (Official Site)

The 9-member Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority Board works in coordination with the CCTA to plan, promote, finance, operate, the public transportation in Kalamazoo County.  The KCTA levies a 0.315 millage in Kalamazoo County to the Metro County Connect demand-response service.   Meetings are generally held the 2nd Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Metro Transit Administration Building (530 N Rose St., Kalamazoo MI 49007). Contact:  Sean McBride 269-337-8088 or www.kmetro.com.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 11/29/2019.

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 11/29/2019.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Veterans Affairs Committee

The Veterans Affairs Committee usually meets on the last Wednesday of the month, at 9:00 a.m., 311 E. Alcott Street. It is responsible for administering the County Veteran Service Office which coordinates and administers benefits to veterans. Minimum requirements include:   demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in public service, business or finance.  In addition, it is anticipated that members of the committee will be willing to learn legal principals associated with the delivery of benefits to veterans. They should also have or develop familiarity with other V.A., County, and non-governmental programs that aid veterans, and should be willing to engage in outreach to veteran and community organizations. Appointments are made for four-year terms of office.  Contact:  269-373-5361

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This board is currently accepting applications until 11/29/2019.

All members of the Committee must be residents of the county who have served honorably on active duty in the United States Armed Forces, and shall have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in public service, business, or finance.  At least 1 member shall represent a congressionally chartered veterans' organization within the county, to be appointed upon the recommendation of the posts of each chartered veterans' organization within the county.  At least 1 independent member shall also be appointed, who may or may not be a member of a congressionally chartered veterans' organization within the county (MCL 35.621).  Please attach a copy of your DD214 to this application.  Applications will not be considered without this document.  

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.