Board & Commission Positions

The following Committee(s) are accepting applications:
Agricultural Preservation Board
Township Government (BC) Apply Online
Community Corrections Advisory Board
Media Sector (BC) Apply Online
Community Mental Health Board
Family Member (BC) Apply Online
OC Economic Development Corp/Brownfield Redevelopment
Director (BC) Apply Online
Sanitary Board of Appeals
Member (BC) Apply Online
Member (BC) Apply Online
Member (BC) Apply Online
Solid Waste Planning Committee
City Government (BC) Apply Online

Committee Descriptions

Agricultural Preservation Board

Established by the PDR Ordinance as passed by the County Board to oversee and administer the PDR Rights Program. Establish selection criteria for ranking and prioritization of all landowner applications for PDR Rights. Provide recommendations to the County Board based on top scoring applicants & negotiate pricing to be offered to property owners. Monitor PDR restrictions and authorize negotiations for conservation easement purposes. Provide an annual report to the County Board.

Community Corrections Advisory Board

Is to implement the County Comm.Corr.Plan, act in an advisory capacity to the OC Director of Comm. Corr., approve applications for grant funding, monitor programs in accordance with Public Act 511 of 1988, utilization of the County jail with respect to felony and misdemeanant population and operational programs that divert offenders. The opening must be filled with a representative from mental health, public health, substance abuse, employment and training or community alternative programs.

Community Mental Health Board

The CMH Board is a Policy Governance Board pursuant to Section 226 of the Mental Health Code. The Board is comprised of up to 4 County Commissioners, 4 Primary Consumers & Family Members & 4 General Public Members. Appointments are made by the Board of County Commissioners. The CMH Board meets every 4th Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m. Members must attend the monthly CMH Board of Directors meeting & may be required to attend ad hoc meetings as needed.

OC Economic Development Corp/Brownfield Redevelopment

A public economic development corporation created to alleviate and prevent conditions of unemployment and to assist and retain local industries and commercial enterprises. The term length is six years. The meeting schedule is annual and at the call of the president.

Sanitary Board of Appeals

The Appeals Board for Sanitary Code is responsible to hear on-site sewage related appeals of the requirements contained in the Ottawa County Environmental Health Code. The meeting schedule is on an as needed basis.

Solid Waste Planning Committee

This committee is mandated by state rules to meet and approve/deny any proposed changes or amendments to the solid waste management plan. The makeup is described in the MDEQ Solid Waste Rules Part 115 and it is composed of county government officials, local government officials, solid waste industry employees, industrial waste generators, environmental interest groups, general public, and solid waste planning personnel