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CURRENT OPENINGS ON ADVISORY BOARDS AND 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

Provides advice on animal control issues to the Animal Control Department and Board of Commissioners. Meeting times are once a year on the second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Animal Services & Enforcement. Staff Liaison: Steve Lawrence 383-8771

Click here to apply online.


Board of Public Works

The Board of Public Works meets 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 384-8115 or email lmjarn@kalcounty.com

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Community Action Tripartite Advisory Board

The Community Action Tripartite Advisory Board (CATAB) meets on the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in Room 207A of the County Administration Building. The Community Action Tripartite Advisory Board consists of three sectors mandated by the Federal government: private sector, consumer sector and public official sector. The Board of Commissioners appoints five public sector representatives and five private official sector representatives and approves five consumer sector representatives.  Applications are being accepted for the Public Official  Sector and Consumer Sector (see qualifications below). 

Public Official Sector - Any elected official currently holding office.

Private Sector - Individuals from areas of business, industry, agriculture, labor, education, and religious and civic organizations located within the County.

Consumer Sector - Individuals from any of the following categories: low-income individuals who are consumers of, or eligible for, Community Action Agency services residing in the County.

The Community Action Tripartite Advisory Board shall advise the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners (the governing board) and advise the Health and Community Services Department on the implementation and coordination of a comprehensive Community Action program. The Community Action Tripartite Advisory Board will assist the Governing Board by and through the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department by serving as the advocate for the reduction of the causes, conditions and effects of poverty and shall assist in the provision of social and economic opportunities that foster self-sufficiency for low income persons.

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Environmental Health Advisory Council

For 2014 The Environmental Health Advisory Council (EHAC) meets the second Wednesday of each January, April, August and November at 9:00 a.m. in the ground floor Conference Room D, main wing, Nazareth Complex. 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: Deb Cardiff 373-5347. 

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Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority - (Official Site)

The purpose of the Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority is to plan, promote, finance, acquire, improve, enlarge, extend, own, construct, operate, maintain, replace, and contract for public transportation service by means of one or more public transportation systems and public transportation facilities within the jurisdictional boundaries of the County of Kalamazoo. Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 21 at 5:00 PM by the County. For additional information please visit the KCTA web site - www.kalcountytransit.com.

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Metropolitan County Planning Commission

The Kalamazoo Metropolitan County Planning Commission (KMCPC) meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 207A of the County Administration Building. The KMCPC deals with planning and zoning issues within Kalamazoo County. Appointments are made for three-year terms of office. Contact: Lotta Jarnefelt 384-8115

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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 Human 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 will 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 the Nazareth Complex. Contact: Judy Sivak 373-5153. 

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Parks and Recreation Commission

The Parks and Recreation Commission meets the first Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. at the County Center Building. The Parks Commission reviews matters dealing with all Kalamazoo County Government Parks. Appointments are made for three-year terms of office. Contact: David Rachowicz at 383-8778

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Road Commission - (Official Site)

The Kalamazoo County Road Commission (KCRC) meets on alternating Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. at the Road Commission's office located at 3801 East Kilgore Road. The Road Commission, a separate legal entity, is charged with the responsibility for construction and maintenance of the Kalamazoo County road system. At least four of the five members must reside in a township and the terms is for six (6) years.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 21 at 5:00 PM by the County.  KCRC Contact: Joanna Johnson 381-3171.

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Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Board of Appeals

This Board will hear appeals from decisions made by the County Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Program. Members must have a current and valid Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Training Certificate. Meetings will be held on a quarterly or "as needed" basis. Staff Liaison: Kellie Layman 383-8308

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Solid Waste Management Planning Committee

The Solid Waste Management Planning Committee (SWMPC) meets the third Wednesday of a month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 207A of the County Administration Building. The SWMPC deals with solid waste and resource recovery issues within Kalamazoo County. Appointments are made for three-year terms of office in the following representation categories: Regional Solid Waste Planning Agency, solid waste industry, general public, government, environmental groups, and industrial waste generator. (This Board does not meet on a consistent basis.) Staff Liaison: Lotta Jarnefelt 384-8115

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Southcentral Michigan Planning Council (SMPC)

The Southcentral Michigan Planning Council (SMPC) is one of 14 State Planning and Development Regions. SMPC represents Barry, 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 even numbered month at 3:00 p.m. The meeting location will alternate between Calhoun County Administration building in Marshall and Kalamazoo County Expo Center in Kalamazoo.  SMPC board members are expected to attend the bi-monthly meetings and possible committee meetings. Local business and municipal leaders are encouraged to apply for board appointment. Contact: Lee Adams, 269-385-0409, adams@upjohn.org

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Substance Abuse Advisory Council (Four County)

The Substance Abuse Advisory Council serves the four-county region of Barry, Branch, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph to assist in the development of comprehensive planning and provision of substance abuse prevention and treatment services. Appointments are made for three-year terms of office. Contact: 553-8152.

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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
TDD PHONE: (269)383-6464

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

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