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Oakland County Board of Commissioners

 Pictured are the New 2015-2016 Oakland County Board of Commissioners. To see each Commissioner's biography and contact information, click here.

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners are the legislative branch of the county and consists of 21 members, who serve as the governing body of Oakland County. Each commissioner represents one of the 21 districts which consists of approximately 57,000 residents. Each commissioner serves a 2-year term and is chosen through a partisan election to serve a district.
The powers and duties of the Oakland Board of Commissioners include:
  • Establishing and revising County policies
  • Establishing the property tax millage rate
  • Adopting the annual county budget; and long-range capital improvement program
  • Adopting ordinances and rules
  • Adopting the County development plan
  • Establishing the Authority, Duties & Responsibilities of County Departments  

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. Mental health First Aid Course is an 8 hour free training course that teaches a 5-step action plan. Anyone can take the course. For more information or to find a class near you call TTI 248-524-8801 

VOTE for Social Media Awards

We have an opportunity for national recognition regarding the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Human Trafficking Social Media Campaign which was a collaboration between I.T. and the BOC. Vote by clicking on the link: 

Voting ends March 6th

Latest News and Events From The Board

The National Association of Counties (NACo) honored Oakland County with a 2014 Achievement Award recognized for the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Public Services Committee's  program titled “Prevent Gun Violence in Oakland County and Public Awareness” in the category of Civic Education and Public Information.

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Apply to serve on County Boards, Committees and Commissions

Members of the general public are periodically needed to fill seats on various county boards and commissions. Applications are currently being sought for positions on the: