2012 Board Appointments: Open Positions

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The Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for positions on County Appointed Boards. If you're interested please review the list of available positions and submit an application to simmsp@ewastenaw.org. Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2012.

 

                                                       WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
                                                                                          PUBLIC NOTICE

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for a slate of positions with the various Boards, Committees and Commissions. The Board of Commissioners will make these appointments at their upcoming session on December 5, 2012 at 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room, Administration Building, 220 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

Individuals interested in applying should submit a letter of interest and resume, including a home address, to Peter Simms, County Clerk’s office, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107. Letters and resumes may also be submitted via email to simmsp@ewashtenaw.org, via fax (734) 222-6528, or apply online here.

 

Those resumes received by October 31, 2012 will be submitted to the Board of Commissioners for its consideration on December 5, 2012. The appointments will become effective January 1, 2013. These appointments include:

 

Ø  800 MHz Project Oversight Committee – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two positions total, one to represent Fire Chief and one to represent Huron Valley Ambulance for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2015. The 800 MHz Oversight Committee exists as a governance structure to oversee the expenditure of the 800 MHz millage funds to insure the upgraded communication capacity envisioned by the millage is completed in an economical and timely fashion.

 

Ø  Accommodations Ordinance Commission – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two positions to represent the general public for one-year terms expiring December 31, 2013. The Accommodations Ordinance Commission was established in 1975 with the purpose of enhancing the economy of Washtenaw County, through promotion of the area as a destination for overnight visitors.

 

Ø  Agricultural Lands Preservation Advisory Committee – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two positions, one representing the Real Estate Development Interest, and one representing Agricultural Production/Operator Agricultural Business for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2015. The purpose of the Agricultural Lands Preservation Advisory Committee is to assist the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners in determining whether it should purchase the development rights on a particular parcel as well as how much the County should pay for those rights according to the Washtenaw County Purchase of Development Rights Ordinance.

 

Ø  Brownfield Redevelopment Authority – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill four positions, three of them with three-year terms expiring December 31, 2015 and one with a two year term expiring December 31, 2014.  The term representations available are as follows: one representing a County Municipality, one representing the General Public, one representing a Development Company, and one representing a Nonprofit Environmental Group. The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority was established in 1999 in conformity with Act 381 of 1996, as amended. The purpose of this Authority is to facilitate the redevelopment of previously developed sites, consistent with the community’s commitment to sustainability and its vision for the future.

 

Ø  Building Code/Construction Board of Appeals.  The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill seven (7) positions total as follows: one (1) position representing architect; two (2) positions representing Building trades; one (1) position representing the Plumbing trade; one (1) position representing the Mechanical or Plumbing trade; one (1) position representing the Electrical trade; and one (1) position representing the Engineering trade, all with terms expiring December 31, 2014.   The Building Code/Construction Appeals Board was established in 1974.  A member of the Board of Appeals should be qualified by experience or training to perform the duties of members of the Board of Appeals.  

Ø  Citizen’s Advisory Council to the Juvenile Drug Court - The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one positions representing the general public for a three-year term expiring December 31, 2015. The Citizens Advisory Council to the Juvenile Drug Court was established for the purpose of gaining community input regarding the operations of the Juvenile Drug Court. The Citizens Advisory Council to the Juvenile Drug Court shall consist of six persons. Three members shall be appointed by the Trial Court and three members appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The members shall reflect as closely as possible the geographic, racial, age, gender, and ethnic population of Washtenaw County. Individuals interested in applying should demonstrate a caring interest in youth rehabilitation and the skills necessary to carry out the purpose of the Council.

Ø  Community Action Board – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two (2) positions representing the private sector, with terms expiring December 31, 2015.   All members chosen for appointment to the Community Action Board will be made public prior to the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners session at which they are to be appointed.  The names of these individuals will be published as a part of the December 5, 2012 Board of Commissioners meeting packet. The Community Action Board was established in 1990 for the purpose of working toward eliminating and preventing the causes of, and alleviating the effects of poverty in Washtenaw County.  The Board consists of 15 members who represent three sectors: Consumer (5 positions), Private Sector (5 positions), and Public Sector (5 positions).

 

Ø  Concealed Weapons Licensing Board – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one position representing the prosecuting attorney with a four-year term expiring December 31, 2016. The Concealed Weapons Licensing board is charged with approving application for concealed weapons licenses.

 

Ø  Criminal Justice Community Collaborative – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill six positions total as follows: two (2) positions representing the general public at large for two-year terms expiring December 31, 2014; one (1) position representing a City or Township Chief of Police for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2014; one (1) position representing a City Mayor or Township Supervisor for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2014; one (1) position representing a Community Mental Health Representative for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2014; one (1) position representing the Washtenaw Bar Association for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2014 . The Criminal Justice Collaborative Council is a 19 member council established by the Board of Commissioners for the purpose of developing policies and improving processes that impact multiple agencies within the criminal justice system.

 

Ø  Department of Human Services Board – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one position to represent the general public for a three-year term expiring December 31, 2015. The Administration of the powers and duties of the County Department shall be vested in a county's social services board of three members, appointed from persons resident within the County and holding no elective office, for three year terms as follows: two members shall be appointed by the county board of supervisors, and one member by the director of state department." 1996 State Department name changed from Department of Social Services to Family Independence Agency. In 2005 Executive Order 2004-38 authorized the name change from Family Independence Agency to Department of Human Services. 

 

Ø  Economic Development Corporation – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one position representing the general public with a six-year term expiring December 31, 2018. The Economic Development Corporation was established for the purpose to alleviate and prevent conditions of unemployment, to assist and retain local industries and commercial enterprises, and to strengthen and revitalize the economy of the County. In addition, to provide the means and methods for the encouragement and assistance of industrial and commercial enterprise in locating, purchasing, constructing, and expanding in the County. The Economic Development Corporation encourages the location and expansion of commercial enterprise to provide needed services and facilities to the County and the residents.

Ø  Emergency Medical Services Commission – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill seventeen (17) positions total for representation and terms as follows: five(5) positions representing Consumer for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2015; three (3) positions representing Mutual Aid Association for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2015; two (2) positions representing Criminal Justice Association for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2015; one (1) position representing St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for a three-year term expiring December 31, 2015; and one (1) positions representing the City of Ann Arbor Disaster Preparedness Coordinator one for a three-year term expiring 12/31/15; one (1) position representing the American Red Cross for a three-year term expiring 12/31/15; one (1) position representing the Washtenaw/Livingston Medical Control Board for a five-year term expiring 12/31/17; one (1) position representing a Health Department for a three-year term expiring December 31, 2015; one (1) position representing University of Michigan Hospital Chief Executive for a three-year term expiring December 31, 2015 and one (1) position representing Michigan Township Association for a three-year term expiring December 31, 2015. The Emergency Medical Services Commission was established in 1978 with the purpose to plan, monitor and evaluate the Washtenaw County Emergency Medical Services system in concert with the Washtenaw-Livingston Medical Control Authority Board. In addition, to plan, monitor, and evaluate the pre-hospital aspects of the County Emergency Action Guidelines Operations Plan.

 

Ø  Emergency Telephone District Board – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one position for a firefighter with a three-year term ending December 31, 2015. The Emergency Telephone District Board was established in 1995 to provide emergency telephone services for the people of Washtenaw County. This board is assigned the responsibility of assuring the fiscal integrity of the Emergency Telephone District through the monitoring of the expenditures of 9-1 -1 surcharge monies, assuring compliance with applicable state law.

 

Ø  Environmental Health Code Appeals Board/Public Health Advisory Committee – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one position to represent the general public with a five-year term expiring December 31, 2017. The Environmental Health Code Board of Appeals/Public Health Advisory Committee was established in 1988 to review and advise on matters pertaining to Public Health. In addition, the Board shall have such authority to hear appeals of environmental actions by the Division and to grant variances from local environmental ordinances and state regulations as was previously vested in the Board of Health. The Environmental Health Code Board of Appeals/Public Health Advisory Committee consists of five members and meets on a monthly basis.

Ø  Historic District Commission – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill five positions total, three representing the general public and one representing attorney for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2015. There is one position representing the general public for the remainder of a three-year term expiring 12/31/13. The Commission ensures that efforts are made to safeguard the heritage of Washtenaw County by identifying and preserving sites, structures, objects and other resources of historical, cultural, archaeological, economic, political, or architectural significance. The Commission seeks to promote the establishment and use of historic districts, markers and other programs for the education, pleasure and welfare of the people of this county. Individuals who have demonstrated their interest in Washtenaw County's history and their ability to render valuable services in historical and civic matters, especially representatives of educational and civic organizations, are invited to apply.

 

Ø  Huron River Watershed Council – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill four (4) positions total, two (2) representing Washtenaw County members for two-year terms expiring December 31, 2014; and two (2) representing Washtenaw County alternate members for two-year terms expiring December 31, 2014. The Huron River Watershed Council is a collection of representatives from local governments within the watershed, working together to protect and restore the Huron River and its tributaries.

 

Ø  Local Emergency Planning Committee – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill 13 positions total representing the following: Community Groups (2) for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2015; Print Media (1) for a three-year term expiring December 31, 2015; Local Environment (1) for a three-year term expiring December 31, 2015; Elected State (1) for the remainder of a three-year term expiring December 31, 2013; American Red Cross (1) for the remainder of a three-year term expiring December 31, 2013;  First Aid (1) for the remainder of a three-year term expiring December 31, 2013; Civil Defense (Ann Arbor City) (1) for the remainder of a three-year term expiring December 31, 2013; Transportation (1) for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2014; Law Enforcement (1) for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2014; Elected Local (2) for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2015; and Owner/Operator of Title III Facility (1) for a three-year term expiring December 31, 2015. The Local Emergency Planning Committee was established in 1986, to serve as an emergency planning district under Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986. The purpose of this committee is to report on hazardous and toxic chemicals in the community as it pertains to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986.  The committee meets on a quarterly basis.

 

Ø  Natural Areas Technical Advisory Committee – The Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants to fill five positions as follows: one (1) representing Professional Use Planning, one (1) representing Botany/Forestry, one (1) representing Fisheries Biology/Aquatic Ecology, one (1) representing Environmental Education, one (1) representing Wildlife Management for two-year terms expiring December 31, 2014. The Natural Areas Technical Advisory Committee was established as an advisory body to assist the Parks and Recreation Commission in prioritizing natural areas nominated by property owners for the Washtenaw County Natural Areas Preservation Program. Applicants must be residents of Washtenaw County.

 

Ø  Public Works Board – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two positions representing the general public for three-year terms expiring on December 31, 2015. The Public Works Board was established in accordance with MCLA 123.732 and focuses on assisting local communities within Washtenaw County in addressing environmental and public health issues and development needs, including wastewater disposal and collection, water treatment and supply, lake management, and solid waste and recycling management.

 

Ø  Road Commission – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one position for a six-year term expiring December 31, 2018.  The Road Commission is responsible for maintaining certain County roadways. Individuals interested in appointment to the Washtenaw County Road Commission should have experience managing organizations, understanding and respect for labor unions and the bargaining process, be knowledgeable about the Washtenaw County Road Commission, possess strong leadership and communication skills, have excellent customer service skills, value employees and be committed to serving out the remainder of this term.

 

Ø  Workforce Development Board – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill five (5) positions.  Two (2) positions representing the private sector with three-year terms expiring December 31, 2015; two (2) position representing Education with one term expiring December 31, 2014, and one term expiring December 31, 2015; one (1) positions representing Veteran/DLEG with a term expiring December 31, 2015. Individuals interested in appointment to a private sector position MUST SUBMIT RESUMES THROUGH THEIR LOCAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and MUST BE SELECTED FROM THE TOP TEN EMPLOYERS IN WASHTENAW COUNTY  OR  REASONABLY REPRESENT THE INDUSTRIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY WITHIN WASHTENAW COUNTY.  Nominations received for appointment to the private sector must also total 150% of the positions vacant in order for valid appointments to be made to the private sector.  The Workforce Development Board was established in 1995 to provide oversight and management of employment training initiatives and programs within the community.

 

 

 

For additional information, please contact Peter Simms, Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office.  Phone: (734) 222-6655; email: simmsp@ewashtenaw.org.

 

RELEASED:  September, 2012

 

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