The County Board of Commissioners is the governing board and policy making body of County Government. The Board consists of seven members who are elected from single-member districts and serve a two year term. Partisan elections are held on the first Tuesday of November of even-numbered years. The commissioners elect a chair and vice-chair during their first meeting in January.
Primary functions of the Board include development and adoption of the annual County budget; development and approval of County policy; monitoring of County expenditures; adopting equalization of tax assessments; setting compensation of elected officials, appointed officials and county employees; appointing members to boards and committees; reviewing and adopting grants; establishing new programs and terminating existing ones; and assisting local units of government among other activities.
The Board holds two business meetings each month. These meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month (with the exception of April). An Equalization Session is held on the third Tuesday in April of each year. An Annual Session is held on the first Thursday in October of each year. The meetings are held at 7:00 pm in the Board Room, third floor of the County Building, 315 West Green Street in Marshall, Michigan.
The Board of Commissioners makes a number of citizen appointments to Boards and Committees which deal with areas of interest from Health and Safety to Economic Development and Juvenile Justice. If you are interested in serving on a Board or Committee, please click above to complete your application.
The Board’s Office is located on the third floor of the County Building, 315 West Green Street, Marshall, Michigan.
Phone: (269) 781-0910
Fax: (269) 781-0140
Commissioner terms expire: December 31, 2014