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COUNTY DEPARTMENTS

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

www.kalcounty.com/administrator
(269) 384-8111
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Room 207, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
FAX: (269) 384-8032

Administrative Services houses the offices of the Board of Commissioners, County Administrator and Corporation Counsel. Staff provides support services to each of these offices.

County Administrator: Peter M. Battani - pmbatt@kalcounty.com
Deputy County Administrator John M. Faul - jmfaul@kalcounty.com

The County Administrator and his staff assist the Board of commissioners in developing, implementing and maintaining management policies and programs, as well as the County’s annual budget. The County Administrator serves as the County’s chief administrative officer, reporting to the Board of Commissioners, and provides oversight to 14 appointed departmental officials and provides fiscal and management support to the County’s 15 judges and six elected officers. The County Administrator also serves as the administrative liaison to County elected officials, and other municipal and non-municipal organizations and efforts.

Board Of Commissioners

www.kalcounty.com/board/

Chairperson: David C. Maturen
Vice Chair: David R. Buskirk

The Board of Commissioners is the legislative policy making branch of Kalamazoo County Government. The Board is responsible to the citizens for development and administration of policies and the annual budget. The Board has 17 members who are elected to office for a term of two years from districts according to population. They are assisted by a number of citizen advisory boards and commissions. This office can provide information regarding various meeting dates, agenda items and supply applications for the various advisory boards and commissions.

Corporation Counsel:
Thomas M. Canny - tmcann@kalcounty.com
Assistant Corporation Counsel:
Michelle Tombro-Tracy - mftomb@kalcounty.com

Corporation Counsel provides the necessary legal representation for the Board of Commissioners and many County Departments.

ADULT PROBATION (269) 383-8972
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., 3rd Floor, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 FAX: (269) 384-8046

Supervisors:
Lisa Johansen johansenl@michigan.gov
Don Martin martind14@michigan.gov
Lara Neuman neumanl@michigan.gov

The Adult Probation Department provides investigation and supervision services to the Circuit Court. Probation Officers conduct pre-sentence investigations on people convicted of felonies and provide ongoing supervision to felons placed on probation.

AIRPORT www.flyazo.com

5235 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002
(269) 388-3668
FAX: (269) 388-3667
Director: David Reid, - dereid@kalcounty.com

The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) offers many conveniences such as frequent flights on two different airlines, competitive airfares, affordable parking, easy access and many other amenities. The airport serves over 300,000 air travelers annually.

Specific information about tickets, baggage and flight times should be directed to the appropriate airline, rather than contacting the Airport Office.

ANIMAL SERVICES & ENFORCEMENT

www.kalcounty.com/ac
(269) 383-8775
2500 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
FAX: (269) 383-8713
Hours: M, T, Th, F 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Wed. 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Director: Stephen Lawrence - sjlawr@kalcounty.com

The mission of the Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement Department is to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Kalamazoo County by providing humane animal-related services, public education of animal ownership responsibilities, and enforcement of state and local animal laws.

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS

(269) 383-8954
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Room 108, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
FAX: (269) 383-8862
Director: Randy Winterowd

The Department of Buildings and Grounds is the maintenance arm for County owned properties. Its responsibilities are to keep all buildings in good physical condition. This includes the heating, air conditioning and mechanical systems, as well as the lawns and parking areas around the various County buildings. Please note that building codes, permits, etc. are the responsibility of the individual city and township offices.

CIRCUIT COURT

www.kalcounty.com/courts
(269) 383-8837
Chief Circuit/Probate Judge: Hon. Curtis J. Bell (269) 385-6079
Court Administrator: Suzanne M. Darling - smdarl@kalcounty.com - (269) 383-8928

The Ninth Circuit Court is the court of highest jurisdiction in Kalamazoo County. The Circuit Court consists of a Family Division and a Trial Division, supported by Technology Services, Finance Services, Drug Treatment Courts and Planning, Friend of the Court and Juvenile Home.

The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is responsible for the records of the court. The office processes court records, performs records management functions and receives and disburses court-ordered payments.

Trial Division
www.kalcounty.com/courts/trial
(269) 383-8837
FAX: (269) 383-8647
Michigan Avenue Courthouse, 227 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Trial Division Presiding Judge Hon. Pamela L. Lightvoet (269) 383-8916
Term Expires: 12/31/2018

Circuit Judge: Hon. Gary C. Giguere, Jr. (269) 383-8947
Term Expires: 12/31/2014
Circuit Judge: Hon. J. Richardson Johnson (269) 383-8682
Term Expires: 12/31/2018
Circuit Judge Hon. Alexander C. Lipsey (269) 384-8190
Term Expires: 12/31/2016

Trial Division Administrator
Ann Filkins (269) 384-8253

The Trial Division has jurisdiction over civil cases involving $25,000 or more and criminal cases where the potential sentence is incarceration of one year or more. Appeals from the Probate and District Courts and various administrative tribunals, plus injunctions and other equity matters also fall under the jurisdiction of this division.

Family Division
www.kalcounty.com/courts/family
(269) 385-6000
FAX: (269) 385-8588
Gull Road Courthouse, 1400 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Family Division Presiding Judge: Hon. Stephen D. Gorsalitz (269) 385-6079
Term Expires: 12/31/2016
Family Division Presiding Judge: Hon. G. Scott Pierangeli (269) 385-6001
(Probate Judge assigned to Family Division of Circuit Court) Term Expires: 12/31/2014
Circuit Judge: Hon. Patricia N. Conlon (269) 385-6003
(Probate Judge assigned to Family Division of Circuit Court) Term Expires: 12/31/2014

Family Division Administrator: Katherine B. Flack - kbflac@kalcounty.com (269) 385-6039

The Family Division has jurisdiction over delinquency, child protection, domestic relations, adoptions, name changes and emancipations.

Administration: www.kalcounty.com/courts/admin
(269) 383-8898
Michigan Avenue Courthouse, 4th Floor, 227 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Court Administrator: Suzanne M. Darling - smdarl@kalcounty.com (269) 383-8928

Technology Administrator/Chief Court Clerk: Ruth A. Gruizenga - ragrui@kalcounty.com (269) 383-8839

Finance Services Administrator: Susan Sayles - smsayl@kalcounty.com (269) 383-6415
County Administration Building, 201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Friend of the Court www.kalcounty.com/courts/admin/foc.htm
(269) 384-8200
FAX: (269) 383-8629
County Administration Building, 201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Friend of the Court: K. Nigel Crum - kncrum@kalcounty.com (269) 384-8172

The Friend of the Court is the investigating, reporting and enforcing agency of the Circuit Court in domestic relations cases involving child or spousal support, child custody and parenting time matters.

Juvenile Home www.kalcounty.com/courts/kcjh
(269) 385-8550
FAX: (269) 385-8520
1424 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Superintendent/Administrator: Travis J. Faulds - tjfaul@kalcounty.com
(269) 385-8577

The Juvenile Home operates within the Circuit Court. It is the only secure facility in Kalamazoo County that houses young persons who have violated the law and holds them until Court processes are complete and a more permanent placement is made.

The Juvenile Home offers a comprehensive range of programs that include skill building, educational and vocational training, conflict resolution and mediation training. All programming is intended to provide young people the opportunity to develop skills that may reduce criminal and other offensive behaviors.

CLERK & REGISTER OF DEEDS

County Clerk Division www.kalcounty.com/clerk (269) 383-8840
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Room 103, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 FAX: (269) 384-8143

Elections: www.kalcounty.com/clerk/electfaq.htm (269) 384-8080
Register of Deeds Division: www.kalcounty.com/clerk (269) 383-8970
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Room 102, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 FAX: (269) 384-8143
Court Clerk Office: www.kalcounty.com/courts/admin (269) 383-8837
227 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
FAX: (269) 383-8647

County Clerk & Register of Deeds: Timothy A. Snow, CMC - tasnow@kalcounty.com
Chief Deputy Clerk/Register: Janice I. Shattuck - jishat@kalcounty.com
Land Documents Manager: Charlene York - cmyork@kalcounty.com
Elections Specialist: Erinna Pancost – erpanc@kalcounty.com
Chief Deputy Court Clerk: Ruth A. Gruizenga - ragrui@kalcounty.com

The County Clerk and Register of Deeds is a partisan elected official serving a four-year term as provided by the Michigan Constitution. The duties of the County Clerk are prescribed by State Statute and include: Clerk of the Circuit Court, keeper of the Circuit Court Seal, Clerk of the Board of Commissioners, Clerk of the County Board of Canvassers, Chief Election Officer for the County, Clerk of the Jury Board, Clerk of the Concealed Weapons Board, and Registrar of all Vital Records. In addition, the County Clerk records and retains all co-partnership and assumed name certificates, retains all oaths of office, records and retains military discharge papers for veterans, handles all tax redemptions and is a member of the County Plat Board. Fees are established by law and are deposited in the general fund of the County.

The duties of the Register of Deeds are prescribed by state law and include official recording of all legal documents affecting real property. Other duties include recording certificates of survey and indexing the same, recording all surveys establishing corners, time and date stamping all documents recorded, digital imaging and indexing all documents and abiding by a uniform statutory fee system set by the legislature. All fees charged for recording are deposited in the general fund of the County.

Information regarding the records of the Clerk and Register of Deeds is available on line. Simply go to www.kalcounty.com and select either "Clerk Vital Records Search" or "Deeds Search" and you can search the following records:

CLERK
Deaths (index only) 1934 to present
Marriage Licenses (index only) 1942 to present
Assumed Names (index only) 1989 to present
Co-Partnerships (index only) 1989 to present
Notaries Public (index only) 1991 to present

REGISTER OF DEEDS
Land Records index 1985 to present
Land Record documents 1994 to present

Copies of available land records may be purchased on line for the standard $1.00 per page fee by using a credit card or debit card. You may then print your own document at home.

First Records on file in the County Clerk's Office
Birth Records 1867
Death Records 1867
Marriage Records 1831
Circuit Court Records (at the Court Clerk's Office) 1847
Various other historical records not required to be housed within the County Clerk's Office have been transferred to the Western Michigan University Archives.

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

www.kalcounty.com/occ
(269) 387-7136
1000 Oliver Lane, West Entrance, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
FAX: (269) 387-7193
Director: Kenneth D. Bobo

The Office of Community Corrections develops programs to hold offenders accountable for their criminal behavior while providing rehabilitative services to help them maintain a law-abiding lifestyle. These programs include electronic monitoring, substance abuse testing, probation residential services and employment/life skills training. Community Corrections programs save taxpayer dollars in reduced incarceration costs and offers increased chances for rehabilitation.

DISTRICT COURT

www.kalcounty.com/courts/district
Chief Judge: Hon. Paul J Bridenstine (269) 384-8103
Court Administrator: Tina Keifer - tlkeif@kalcounty.com (269) 384-8024
FAX: (269) 383-8899
Probation Services Director: Lynn Kirkpatrick - lmkirk@kalcounty.com (269) 383-8966

District Court North (269) 384-8171
227 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007 FAX: (269) 384-8047
Deputy Court Manager: Linda Garcia - lxgarc@kalcounty.com (269) 384-8075

District Court Crosstown (269) 384-8171
150 Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 FAX: (269) 383-8899
Deputy Court Manager Margaret Bourgeois - mebour@kalcounty.com (269) 384-8033
Deputy Court Manager Rebecca May - rlmayy@kalcounty.com (269) 384-8082

DISTRICT COURT JUDGES

Judge          Hon. Anne E. Blatchford (269) 383-8662
         Term expires: 12/31/2016
Judge          Hon. Paul J. Bridenstine (269) 384-8103
         Term expires: 12/31/2018
Judge          Hon. Robert C. Kropf (269) 384-8203
         Term expires: 12/31/2014
Judge          Hon. Julie K. Phillips (269) 383-8634
         Term expires: 12/31/2014
Judge          Hon. Richard A. Santoni (269) 383-8929
         Term expires: 12/31/2014
Judge          Hon. Vincent C. Westra (269) 383-8903
         Term expires: 12/31/2016

Kalamazoo County District Court has Countywide jurisdiction over traffic matters, criminal misdemeanors, original jurisdictions over felony cases, civil cases up to $25,000, small claims cases, landlord/tenant and land contract cases that arise in Kalamazoo County.

DRAIN COMMISSIONER

www.kalcounty.com/drain
(269) 384-8117
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave. Room 101, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
FAX: (269) 383-8862
Drain Commissioner: Patricia A.S. Crowley, PhD - pacrow@kalcounty.com

The Office of the Drain Commissioner is established by the Michigan constitution and is a partisan 4-year term. The Drain Commissioner is responsible for enforcing the Michigan Drain Code of 1956, as amended, which includes the construction and maintenance of drains, determining drainage districts and assessing necessary costs. The Drain Commissioner has authority over drainage in most new construction sites and subdivisions and is a statutory member of lake boards established for the purpose of maintaining lake levels, Inter-County Drainage Boards, the County Emergency Preparedness Committee, Board of Public Works, Parks & Recreation Commission, and standing Watershed Steering Committees. The Drain Commission is also responsible for inspecting dams at lakes with established legal levels, Inter-County Drainage Boards, the County Emergency Preparedness Committee, Board of Public Works, Parks & Recreation Commission, and standing Watershed Steering Committees. The Drain Commission is also responsible for inspecting dams at lakes with established legal levels.

Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program (269) 384-8117
Agent: Kellie Layman

Under Michigan's Natural Resources Environmental Protection Act known as Public Act 504, a Soil and Sedimentation control Permit may be required for projects requiring the removal of vegetation or excavation in order to contract buildings, lay sewer, dig ponds or various other earth moving activities over an acre or within 500 feet of a water body of the state, including lakes, streams, creeks, county drains, wetlands, or other protected water feature.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
www.kalamazooemergencymanagement.org

(269) 383-8743
1500 Lamont St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048
FAX: (269) 382-9884
Director: David L. Schneider - dlschn@kalcounty.com

The Emergency Management Office is responsible to plan, coordinate and manage a consolidated emergency management program for Kalamazoo County. The duties include preparing for, responding to, mitigating and recovering from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive as well as any natural and manmade disasters. This includes comprehensive training for public officials and private citizens and maintaining operational readiness of the County Emergency Operations Center for disaster management and all Homeland Security and Domestic Preparedness activities.

EQUALIZATION

www.kalcounty.com/equalization
(269) 383-8960
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Room 203, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
FAX: (269) 383-8962
Director: Matt Hansen, MMAO - mlhans@kalcounty.com

The Equalization Department studies assessments to determine inflationary valuation changes for each assessment unit and taxing authority. The department determines the County equalized values. It also compiles the Apportionment Report (millage rates for all property tax levies) and maintains tax rate information. The Equalization Department acts as a liaison between the State Tax Commission, County Board, Assessors, Boards of Review, general public and all assessment/taxing jurisdiction officials.

FAMILY COURT See Circuit Court

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

www.kalcounty.com/finance
(269) 384-8090
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Room 201, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
FAX: (269) 383-6448
Director: Tracie Moored - tlmoor@kalcounty.com

The mission of the Office of Finance is to provide budgeting, accounting, payroll and grant management services to elected officials, active employees, retirees and citizens of Kalamazoo County in a timely and accurate manner so that our customers can consistently and responsively meet their financial management needs.

FRIEND OF THE COURT See Circuit Court

HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

www.kalcounty.com/hcs
(269) 373-5200
3299 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
FAX: (269) 373-5363
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 42, Nazareth, MI 49074-0042

Director: Vacant
Deputy Director: Joshua Jacobs
Deputy Director, HCS FMS: Tammy Lahman
Medical Director: Douglas Homnick, M.D.
Director, Center for Health Equity: Karika A. Phillips
Director, Older Adult Services: Judy Sivak
Division Manager, Clinical Services-Interim: Lynn Norman
Division Manager, Environmental Health: Deb Cardiff
Division Manager, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention: Lucinda M. Stinson
Division Manager, Maternal & Child Health: Deb Lenz

Mission: The Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department shall improve the overall health of the community through coordinated planning, resource development and service delivery, so that all members of the community can participate in the opportunities, benefits and responsibilities of society.

The following is a partial list of Health & Community Services programs. Unless noted, all are located at the Gull Road Office. Hours vary, call specific program for details.

HUMAN RESOURCES

www.kalcounty.com/hrd
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Room 202, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 383-8998 - FAX: (269) 384-8099
Job Opportunity Line (269) 383-8855

Director: Kelly Ball

This department is responsible for recruiting job applicants and publishes an Employment Opportunity Bulletin each Monday. Jobs are also posted on the County’s web site. The Human Resources Department is responsible for the administration of benefits, the personnel system, policy interpretation, risk management and maintaining the official records of employees. Assistance is provided to departments in employee and labor relations.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

(269) 383-8988
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
FAX: (269) 383-8032

Director: Lisa Thompson - llthom@kalcounty.com

The Information Systems (IS) Department is responsible for analyzing, planning, managing, implementing and maintaining information and technology based systems for the entire County, including hardware, software and infrastructure for networking and telecommunications systems. Assistance is provided to departments in driving IT innovation, aligning IT strategies and supporting business change initiatives, improvements and efficiencies through technology.

JUVENILE HOME See Circuit Court

MSU EXTENSION

http://www.msue.msu.edu/portal/default.cfm?pageset_id=27606
Nazareth Complex, 3299 Gull Road, 4th Floor, 2nd Wing, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
(269) 383-8830 FAX: (269) 384-8035
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 42, Nazareth, MI 49074-0042

District Coordinator: Ginger Hentz hentz@msu.edu

Michigan State University Extension helps people improve their lives through an educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities. As our land-grant university, MSU has a partnership with every County in Michigan through Extension and offers programming in MSU Product Center for Agriculture & Natural Resources; Children, Youth and Families, including 4-H; Horticulture; and Family and Consumer Science, including Nutrition Education.

MSU Extension extends the resources of Michigan State University to the people of Michigan through educational programs. MSU serves both a rural and urban clientele. Educational program delivery methods include workshops, demonstrations, hands-on learning opportunities, computer programs, newsletters and bulletins.

MEDICAL EXAMINER

www.kalcounty.com/me
Nazareth Complex, 3299 Gull Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49048
(517) 364-2561
Medical Examiner: Dr. Joyce deJong joyce.dejong@sparrow.org

The Medical Examiner is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and is a licensed physician. This office investigates all cases of sudden, unexpected, violent and accidental death, as well as deaths that occur without medical attendance.

PARKS DEPARTMENT

www.kalcounty.com/parks/
(269) 383-8778
2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
FAX: (269) 383-8724
Director: David Rachowicz - dmrach@kalcounty.com
Administrative Assistant: Lisa Conley - lmconl@kalcounty.com

The mission of Kalamazoo’s County Parks is to provide responsible stewardship and preservation of our green spaces and historic resources with relaxation, recreation and educational opportunities for everyone.

Daily vehicle admission is $5.00 per car. Annual park passes are $25.00. Discount Annual Passes for Seniors are $20.00. Annual passes are good at all five County Parks. Cold Brook Park
Located on East MN Avenue at South 42nd Street. Cold Brook has a large campground for outdoor recreation. Enjoy the swimming beach, boat ramp, hiking trails, shore fishing and picnic shelters. Cold Brook also has an 18-hole disc golf course.

KALAMAZOO COUNTY EXPO CENTER & FAIRGROUND
Located at 2900 Lake Street. The Expo Center is home to many events including National Street Rods, Home Expo, United Kennel Club Dog Shows and many more. Facilities include expo space, rental rooms, livestock showing areas, grandstand and a campground (during events only). The Kalamazoo County Fair is held at the Fairgrounds in early August. The Expo Center is also home to an indoor flea market on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. October through April.

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
The KRV Trail is the newest County Park. The paved, multi-use trail begins at N. Westnedge Ave. (just north of Kalamazoo Ave./railroad tracks) and heads west for 4.8 miles to 10th Street. The trail connects to the Kal-Haven Trail, linking 53 miles of trail. The trail is free to use.

Markin Glen Park
Located on North Westnedge Ave. just north of G Avenue. Enjoy the swimming beach, picnic shelter, hiking trails and 38 modern campsites.

Prairie View Park
Located on U Avenue between Portage Road and Oakland Drive. Enjoy a swimming beach, hiking trails and picnic shelters. Prairie View also offers a beach house that overlooks Hogsett Lake. It holds 40 people and is perfect for meetings, retreats or parties year round.

River Oaks Park
Located on Morrow Lake just off M-96 at 33rd Street between Comstock and Galesburg. Enjoy soccer fields, hiking trails, picnic shelters and a boat ramp.

Scotts Mill Park
Located on South 25th Street at East Q Avenue. Scotts Mill offers a working 1870's gristmill that is powered by a waterwheel. Call office for tours. Enjoy a large picnic shelter, hiking trails and shore fishing. Scotts Mill is proud to be the home of the Scotts Olde Tyme Power Club.


PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

www.kalcounty.com/planning
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Room 101, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (269) 384-8112
FAX: (269) 383-8920

Director: Lotta Jarnefelt - lmjarn@kalcounty.com

The Planning Department provides staff assistance to the County Planning Commission and other citizen advisory boards who provide coordinated community development and leadership for other units of government. Good source for demographic, geographic and economic data, also Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and maps.

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) (269) 383-8814
Jason Enos, GIS Coordinator

Provides GIS data and mapping services, aerial photography, demographic and economic data.

Resource Development (269) 384-8305
Resource Coordinator: Lee Adams

Assistance and advice to all other county departments with grant writing, other resource development activities and a wide range of special projects including Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and Economic Development Corporation. Collaborates with community entities when appropriate. Contact person for the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council (SMPC).

PROBATE COURT

www.kalcounty.com/courts/probate
150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 (269) 383-8666
FAX: (269) 383-8685
Chief Circuit/Probate Judge: Hon. Curtis J. Bell - (269) 383-8669
Term expires: 12/31/2018
Probate Register/Court Administrator: Steven E. Burnham - seburn@kalcounty.com
(269) 383-8678
Chief Deputy Register/ Deputy Court Administrator: Mary Haskamp – mlhask@kalcounty.com 269-383-8664

Circuit Court - Family Division (Gull Road Courthouse) (269) 385-6000
1400 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Judge: Hon. G. Scott Pierangeli (269) 385-6001
(Probate Judge assigned to Circuit Court-Family Division)
Term expires: 12/31/2014
Judge: Hon. Patricia N. Conlon (269) 385-6003
(Probate Judge assigned to Circuit Court-Family Division)
Term expires: 12/31/2014

Probate Court handles guardianships, conservatorships, deceased estates, trusts and mental health proceedings.

PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

www.kalcounty.com/opa
227 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (269) 383-8900
FAX: (269) 383-0475
Prosecuting Attorney:Jeffrey S. Getting - jsgett@kalcounty.com
Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney: Carrie Klein - clklei@kalcounty.com

The Prosecuting Attorney is elected on a partisan basis for a four-year term. The office is created by the Michigan Constitution and is the Chief Law Enforcement Official of the county. The Prosecutor and staff are responsible for the prosecution of all adult and juvenile violations of state criminal law within Kalamazoo County. They represent the community in the local District, Circuit, Family, Probate and State appellate courts.

PURCHASING

www.kalcounty.com/purchasing
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Room 108, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (269) 383-8967
FAX: (269) 383-8862

Manager: Thomas O’Brien, CPPO, CPPB - tgobri@kalcounty.com

Purchases equipment, materials, supplies and services for all County departments at the quality needed for the most economical prices.

SHERIFF

www.kalcounty.com/sheriff/
1500 Lamont St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048 (269) 385-6173
FAX: (269) 385-6162

Sheriff: Richard C. Fuller - rcfull@kalcounty.com
Undersheriff: Paul G. Matyas - pgmaty@kalcounty.com

The Michigan Constitution establishes the Office of Sheriff. The Sheriff is elected every four years on the partisan ballot. The Sheriff is responsible for the operation of the County Jail, accepting and processing reports of crime occurring in the County, providing court security, marine law enforcement, service of court orders and process, and numerous other statutorily mandated functions.

SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION CONTROL PROGRAM (See Planning & Community Development)

SURVEYOR

(269) 327-3532
Wightman and Associates, Inc., 9832 Portage Rd., Portage, MI 49002
Surveyor: Gary D. Hahn - ghahn@wightman-assoc.com

The office of County Surveyor is an elective office, with a four-year term, established by the State Legislature. The Surveyor must be licensed as a Professional Surveyor by the Michigan State Board of Professional Surveyors. The County Surveyor functions as the County Representative for the State Survey and Remonumentation Program (Act 345 of Public Acts of 1990), a program whose primary objective is to locate, monument, and maintain the County’s roughly 3,300 section corners established by General Land Office surveyors between the years 1825 and 1830.

TREASURER

www.kalcounty.com/treasurer
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Room 104, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (269) 384-8124
FAX: (269) 383-8905
Treasurer: Mary Balkema - mibalk@kalcounty.com
Deputy Treasurer: Greg Vlietstra - gxvlie@kalcounty.com

The County Treasurer is an elected official with a four-year term as provided by the Michigan constitution. The Treasurer is the custodian of County monies, collector of all county revenue and the agent for the delinquent tax revolving funds.

VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE

(269) 373-5304
3299 Gull Rd., Main Wing, Room G-15, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 - FAX: (269) 373-5334
Director: James Tucker – jmtuck@kalcounty.com

The primary goals of the Veterans Service Office are to assist the veterans of Kalamazoo County who are in need of services they have become entitled to by reason of their service in the United States military. This department encompasses the Veterans Trust Fund, Emergency Relief Funds and Burial Benefits. In addition, the department is a source of information and direction to all other veterans’ benefits.

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