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2013-2014 Oakland County Board of Commissioners

 Pictured are the New 2013-2014 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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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:

SPRING CLEAN - UP Day" Sunday April 27th
The 4th Annual Red Oaks Nature Center and Suarez Woods " SPRING CLEAN - UP Day" will be held from 9am-2pm. Bring work gloves and a rake. Lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided. Register by contacting 248-975-9717 or
Event sponsored by County Commissioner Gary McGillivray. Red Oaks Nature Center is located at 30300 Hales St. in Madison Heights.

Oakland County Art Institute Authority
The latest news on the Art Institute Authority and DIA Art Collection
A Resolution of Support for the Maintenance of the DIA Art Collection
2Press Release from County Executive

Annual Budget Public Hearings
The Finance Committee has concluded the budget hearings.
Watch L. Brooks Patterson Budget Presentation Click here
Press Release  

Read the full report on Curbing Gun Violence from the BOC here:
Gun Violence in Oakland County

Please give us your feedback on the Gun Violence Report by clicking here

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