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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. Animal Services is currently seeking a Veterinarian to serve on this board.  Staff Liaison: Steve Lawrence 383-8771

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Building Authority

The Building Authority meets on an as-needed basis on the second Wednesday of each month (unless the first day of the month is Wednesday, then the 3rd Wednesday) at 10:00 a.m. in Room 207A of the County Administration Building. The Building Authority oversees County bond-funded projects. Appointments are made for three-year terms of office. Contact: Purchasing Coordinator Thomas O’Brien (269) 383-8967 or tgobri@kalcounty.com

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Central County Transportation Authority (CCTA)

The Central County Transportation Authority was created in August 2014 as part of the goal to regionalize public transit. The 11-member board will be appointed by the Board of Commissioners in September/October 2014. The CCTA is to plan, promote, finance, acquire, improve, enlarge, extend, own, construct, operate, maintain, replace, and contract for fixed-route bus within the boundaries of the Authority which include primarily the urban areas of Kalamazoo County. For additional information contact 337-8088.   

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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 Conference Room F of the Health and Community Services Department. 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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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. Appointments are made for six-year terms. Contact: Tina Becker 383-8849

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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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Land Bank Authority - (Official Site)

The Kalamazoo County Land Bank Authority was created under the provisions of the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Act, 2003 P.A. 258, 124.571 et seq., and the Intergovernmental Agreement by and between the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority and the Treasurer of Kalamazoo County.

The Kalamazoo County Land Bank is dedicated to improving the quality of our neighborhoods, returning tax reverted property to the tax roll, and providing innovative concepts to homeownership. Meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. on the 2nd Thursday every other month at the Kalamazoo County Administration Building, Conference Room 105. Contact: Mary Balkema 384-8134. 

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Remonumentation Peer Review Group

The function of the Kalamazoo County Remonumentation Peer Review Group is to review and provide advice on 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.

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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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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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