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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  

Latest News and Events From The Board

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:  

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County Executive L. Brooks Patterson's Budget Presentation  

County Executive L. Brooks Patterson presented this year's Budget Presentation at the past Board meeting on July 16, 2014. For more information visit

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

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Get a free gun lock from your local law enforcement agency.  

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners' Cubing Gun Violence Work Study Group in partnership with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Project ChildSafe/NSSF, Crime Stoppers and local law agencies kicked off June as National Safety Month on June 6th with Gun Safety Awareness Day. Local law enforcement agencies will be supplying the public with free gun safety locks all month, while supplies last. For more information call 248-858-0100. Click here for a listing of participating law enforcement agencies in your area.

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Curbing Gun Violence Study Group Public Service Announcements
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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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 

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Goal to Adopt 2,014 Pets this Summer
 Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center (OCACPAC) wants the public to help them adopt out more pets in order to win a $100,000 grant. The goal is to adopt out 2,014 pets during the months of June, July and August. The center is competing for a $100,000 grant from the ASPCA and Rachael Ray.