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Posted on: December 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Public Notice - Seeking Volunteers for Various Boards/Committees/Commissions

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for individuals 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 January 20, 2021 at 6:45 p.m. 

Individuals interested in applying should apply online at If you are unable to submit the application online, you may email a letter of interest and resume, including a home address, to Edwin Peart ([email protected]) or by mail 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 or via fax (734) 222-6528.

Those resumes received by JANUARY 15, 2021 will be submitted to the Board of Commissioners for its consideration on January 20, 2021. The appointments will become effective immediately. These appointments include:

    Building Code/Construction Board of Appeals.  The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one (1) position representing architect for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2022. 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.

    Commission on Aging – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill five (5) positions as follows: one (1) individual from each of the following County Commissioner Districts: 3, 4, 5, & 9 who does not have a conflict of interest arising from an employment relationship with a publicly funded senior service program in the county and one (1) representing Member-at-Large with a professional background in the field of aging, all for two-year terms that expire December 31, 2022. The purpose of the Commission on Aging is to advise the Board of Commissioners on the needs of older Washtenaw County residents and needed actions and strategies to support their quality of life, with at least one member serving from each County Commission district. If you are unsure about which Commissioner District you live in, please call 734-222-6730.

    Community Action Board – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two (2) positions representing the Public Sector, one for a three-year term expiring December 31, 2023 and the other for the remainder of a three-year term expiring December 31, 2021. 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).

The Public Sector position on the Community Action Board is explained in further detail below:

o    Public Sector: Members of the Public Sector include elected public officials, or their representatives or members of their staff. Examples include: County Commissioners, Mayor, City Council Members, University trustees or Board of Regents Members, School Board Members, Sheriff, etc. Appointed public officials may also serve as Public Sector board members, and examples include: Appointees to commissions/councils/boards by the Governor, Mayor, or locally elected position/commission/council/board.

    Criminal Justice Collaborative Council - The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one (1) position representing the General Public At-Large for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2022. The purpose of the CJCC is to improve interagency communication, cooperation and coordination of services; establish clear goals, objectives and priorities for the criminal justice system; and more effectively allocate resources. The CJCC’s initial primary issues for focus shall include, but are not be limited to, diversion, public safety responses, justice within the system, post-COVID-19 reform.

    Huron River Watershed Council – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one (1) position representing a Washtenaw County alternate member for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2022. 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.

    Local Emergency Planning Committee – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill nine (9) positions representing the following: Law Enforcement (1); Local Environment (1); Elected State (1); Elected Local (1); Owner/Operator of Title III Facility (2); Agricultural (Farm Bureau) (1); Broadcast Media (1); and American Red Cross (1); all for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2023. 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.

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

RELEASED: December 15, 2020

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