Health and Community Services Department

Department Committees, Councils and Advisory Boards

The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners maintains several advisory boards and commissions that make recommendations to the County Board regarding specific interest areas. All Committee appointments are on a volunteer basis with no monetary reimbursement, unless specifically noted.

(Those boards or commissions that accept applications have provided links to their specific application. Any citizen may apply for any advisory board at any time.)

Health & Community Services Department's Advisory Boards/Commissions are as follows:

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.

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.

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

Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services is committed to providing equitable, culturally competent care to all individuals served, regardless of race, age, sex, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. 

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