Board of Commissioners
The Board of Commissioners are an elected legislative body of the County. There are seven (7) Commissioners elected from each of the County's districts. Following the decennial census, an apportionment commission meets and reapportions the County into districts of approximately the same population size.
The Board of Commissioners meet twice per month to take action on agenda items. Their primary job is to adopt an annual budget, policies, and ordinances to govern the County and its activities.
To summarize the changes that begin on 4/12:
- Sub-Committee meetings have been eliminated.
- Board of Commissioners (BOC) meetings will start at 1:00 p.m., the Committee of the Whole (COW) will start immediately after the BOC meeting.
- All agenda items must start at Committee of the Whole (COW) unless it is an emergency / expedited request scenario. Once approved at COW, it will be placed on the BOC agenda 2 weeks later for final approval.
- Emergency / Expedited items will be placed directly on the BOC agenda.
- Board meetings are held on the 2nd, and 4th Tuesdays of each month.
- The deadline to submit items for a board meeting is 12:00 p.m. on the Monday that is 8 days before the next board meeting.
The public may attend Board Meetings by any of the following ways:
- Via Zoom, the meeting ID number is 891 2357 7829, and is also listed on the top of the agendas. See Agendas & Minutes
- Via YouTube Live Stream
- In Person:
Board of Commissioners Chambers
219 E. Paw Paw Street - Second Floor
Paw Paw, MI 49079
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To see the Board of Commissioners Monthly Activity Report for the month of May 2022 please see the attached PDF. May 2022 BOC Monthly Activity Report (PDF)