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 01/31/2020.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Community Corrections Advisory Board

The Community Corrections Advisory Board (CCAB) normally meets on the third Friday, of every other month at 7:45 a.m., at the Office of Community Corrections.  The Board reviews topics related to new or changing issues in correc­tions.  The primary mission of the CCAB is to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate programs that provide alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders in order to reduce jail and prison overcrowd­ing. These appointments are representative of prosecution, courts, law enforcement, media, human services, defense attorneys, and the business communi­ty. Appointments are made for two-year terms of office.  Contact: Ken Bobo 269-383-6434.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 01/31/2020.

Business Community Representative being sought

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 01/31/2020.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Department of Health & Human Services Board

Kalamazoo County Department Human Services meets the second Thursday of each month at the Kalamazoo Department of Human Services offices.  The Board deals with human services matters within the County.  Appointments are made for three-year terms of office.  The Board meets the 2nd Tuesdayof the month at 1 p.m.  Contact:  Kalamazoo County Department of Human Services Director Barb LaRue 269-337-5000.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 01/31/2020.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Integrated Services of Kalamamazoo (CMH)

The Integrated Services of Kalamazoo Board meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 418 W. Kalamazoo Ave. beginning at 4:00 p.m. The Integrated Services of Kalamazoo deals with provision of mental health services. Membership categories are: general public, providers of mental health services, recipients and consumers of mental health services, and agencies and occupations having a working involvement with mental health services. Appointments are made for three-year terms of office. Contact:Integrated Services of Kalamazoo Chief Executive Officer Jeff Patton (269) 553-8000.  

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This board is currently accepting applications until 02/21/2020.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Jury Board

The Jury Board meets once a year in the month of May.  They provide community oversight and input to the court regarding the jury system.  Contact:  269-384-8355.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 01/31/2020.

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 01/30/2020.

Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Click here to apply online.

Southcentral Michigan Planning Council (SMPC)

The Southcentral Michigan Planning Council (SMPC) is one of 14 State Planning and Development Regions. SMPC represents Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph Counties. The goals of SMPC are: improve regional economic health, improve transportation systems, promote regional cooperation and planning, assist local entities with community planning, and encourage regional recreation planning. The SMPC board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 11:30 am.  The meeting locations rotate between each member county; the formal public notice is found here: http://smpcregion3.org/meeting-information/.  SMPC board members are expected to attend the monthly meetings and possible committee meetings. Local business and municipal leaders are encouraged to apply for board appointment. Contact: Lee Adams, 269-385-0409, info@smpcregion3.org.

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This board is currently accepting applications until 01/31/2020.

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.