Oakland County Board of Commissioners
Oakland County, MichiganBoard of Commissioners

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 

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 Latest News and Events From The Board

Community Resource Fair

On April 6, 2015, Oakland County Commissioners Janet Jackson and Nancy Quarles have partnered with the City of Southfield’s Human Services Division to host a special “Community Resource Fair”. Participants will learn about the various programs and services tailored to enhance the quality of life in the community. The Resource Fair will be held at the Southfield Public Library, located at 26300 Evergreen Road, in Southfield, Michigan, in the Meeting Room. The fair is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson signed a memorandum of understanding with the City of Detroit, Wayne and Macomb counties, and the State of Michigan that recommends the creation of a regional water authority.

Human Trafficking Awareness
Commissioner Jackson has teamed up with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to bring awareness to the issue of Human Trafficking. Read her blog here: http://blog.missingkids.com/post/112537996560/human-trafficking-a-crime-in-motion

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.

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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