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Public Notice - Appointments to Various Boards/Committees/Commissions

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                                                                WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for a slate of positions on various Boards, Committees and Commissions. The Board of Commissioners will make these appointments at its upcoming session on November 15, 2017 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 the Washtenaw County Clerk’s office, Attention: Appointments, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107. Letters and resumes may also be submitted via email to pearte@ewashtenaw.org, via fax (734) 222-6528, or apply online at www.ewashtenaw.org.

 

Those resumes received by NOVEMBER 13, 2017 will be submitted to the Board of Commissioners for its consideration on November 15, 2017. The appointments will become effective January 1, 2018. These appointments include:

 

 

  • 800 MHz Project Oversight Committee – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one (1) position representing Law Enforcement for a three-year term expiring December 31, 2020. The 800 MHz Oversight Committee exists acts 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.

 

  • Agricultural Lands Preservation Advisory Committee – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two (2) positions, one representing Environmental/Conservation Group/Natural Resource Prof. and one representing Agricultural Production/Operator Agricultural Business for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2020. 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.

 

  • Board of Health – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill three (3) positions for terms expiring December 31, 2020. The Board of Health is responsible for developing and overseeing a strategic plan for the Health Department; recommending an annual budget to the Board of Commissioners; and, in cooperation with the County Administrator, regularly evaluating the performance of the Washtenaw County Public Health Officer. The Board also advocates for public health services and policies.

 

  • Brownfield Redevelopment Authority – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill four (4) positions representing the general public for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2020. 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.

 

  • Building Authority - The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one (1) position representing the Financial Industry for a six-year term expiring December 31, 2023. The purpose of the Building Authority is to acquire, construct, furnish, equip, and renovate buildings and equipment for the use of the County.  

 

  • Community Action Board – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill five (5) positions: two (2) representing the Public Sector, one (1) representing the Private Sector, and two (2) representing the Consumer Sector, all for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2020. 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 15-16 members who represent three sectors: Consumer (5-6 positions), Private Sector (5 positions), and Public Sector (5 positions).

 

  • Criminal Justice Collaborative Council - The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two (2) positions representing the General Public for two-year terms expiring December 31, 2018. The purpose of the C.J.C.C. is to maximize efficiency, effectiveness, fairness, and cooperative efforts of criminal justice agencies by developing plans, programs, and positions on concerns which have a multi-disciplinary Criminal Justice System application, have a positive impact on crime, are innovative or are intergovernmental in scope.

 

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Commission – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill five (5) positions representing the General Public, for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2020. The Commission conducts public hearings relating to EMS matters when deemed necessary; promulgates and administrates regulations pursuant to Washtenaw County’s EMS standards; plans, monitors, and evaluates the EMS system in concert with the Washtenaw-Livingston Medical Control Authority Board; and plans, monitors, and evaluates the pre-hospital aspects of the Washtenaw County Emergency Action Guidelines.

    • Historic District Commission – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill four (4) positions; three representing the General Public and one representing Architect, all for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2020. 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.

 

  • Local Emergency Planning Committee – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill 16 positions representing the following: Law Enforcement (1); Firefighter (1); Local Environment (3); Elected State (1); Elected Local (1); Transportation (1); Owner/Operator of Title III Facility (3); Agricultural (1); Agricultural (Farm Bureau) (1); Broadcast Media (1); Civil Defense/Emergency Management (1); and Education (1), with all terms expiring December 31, 2020. 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.

 

  • Natural Areas Technical Advisory Committee – The Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants to fill three (3) positions as follows: one (1) representing Land Trust/Conservation, one (1) representing Professional Real Estate or Development Practice, and one (1) representing Environmental Education, all for two-year terms expiring December 31, 2019. 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.

 

  • Parks and Recreation Commission – The Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill four (4) positions representing the general public for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2020. The Parks and Recreation Commission was established in 1965 in conformity with Michigan Public Act 261 of 1965. The purpose of the Commission is to acquire, develop, operate and maintain land and recreational facilities, activities and programs not generally available or adequately provided. The Commission also plays a key role in countywide land preservation and stewardship efforts; the protection of sensitive ecosystems; environmental education; and the development of a non-motorized trail network linking communities, parks, and activity centers.

 

  • Public Works Board – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two (2) positions representing the general public for three-year terms expiring on December 31, 2020. 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.

 

  • River Raisin Watershed Council – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two (2) positions as follows: one BOC appointment and one Alternate representative, both for two-year terms expiring December 31, 2019. The Council was established in 1994 to promote cooperation among local units of government in river management.

 

  • Social Services Board – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one (1) position for a three-year term expiring December 31, 2020. The agency is committed to assisting its clients in breaking the cycle of welfare dependency to become self-sufficient members of the community.

 

  • Washtenaw County/City of Ann Arbor Community Corrections Advisory Board - The Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants to fill one (1) position representing Communications Media for a three-year terms expiring December 31, 2020. The purposes of the CCAB is to serve as a regional board in evaluating, identifying and developing community corrections programs, address criminal justice issues, take other action deemed appropriate and necessary in this arena, and develop a regional comprehensive community corrections plan and apply for funding to the Office of Community Corrections to finance and implement the plan.

 

  • Washtenaw County Veterans Affairs Committee    The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one (1) position representing Veterans for the remainder of a four-year term expiring on December 31, 2020.The five members of the WCVAC must be residents of Washtenaw County who have served honorably on active duty in the United States armed forces. Each committee member appointed shall have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in public service, business, or finance.

 

 

For additional information, please contact Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office.  Phone: (734) 222-6655.

RELEASED: October 4, 2017

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