Oakland County Board of Commissioners
Oakland County, MichiganBoard of Commissioners

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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: 
 

Solid Waste Planning Committee

 2014 Golden Post Award

The human trafficking social media campaign organized by the Oakland County Board and the Oakland County Information Technology Social Media Division placed 3rd in the Best Government Social Media Campaign Category at the 2015 Government Social Media Conference & Expo in Reno, Nevada.  The winning campaign used official County channels to implement a social media strategy promoting the Board's 2014 "Learn About the Impact of Human Trafficking" forum, which drew 650 people to the two-day event. Social Media Award.jpg

 2014 NACo Award Winner

The National Association of Counties (NACo) honored Oakland County with a 2014 Achievement Award recognizing the Board's Public Services Committee's “Study Group on Preventing Gun Violence in Oakland County” in the category of Civic Education and Public Information.


Oakland County Board of Commissioners

 Pictured is the 2015-2016 Oakland County Board of Commissioners. For each Commissioner's biography and contact information, please click here.

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners is the legislative branch of county government  The board consists of 21 elected members, one for each of the 21 districts.  Each county district consists of approximately 57,000 residents. Commissioners serve a 2-year term and are chosen through a partisan election.
 
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 and responsibilities of county departments  
 
 

Great Lakes Water Authority

Visit the Great Lakes Regional Water Authority page to get the facts and learn more about the historic June 12th water and services agreement signed by Oakland County.


 
 

 Oakland County Discount Dental Program

As the costs of dental coverage continue to increase, people need options to lower these out-of-pocket expenses. Oakland County Discount Dental program may be able to help.  This is a discount program that gives members access to thousands of credentialed dentists nationwide, but is not dental insurance.

Please click here forTooth.jpg more information and to apply to join the program.

 Oakland County Discount Prescription Drug Card

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners' Coast2Coast Rx Card is a free prescription discount card provided for county residents. This card helps people reduce prescription expenses.  Card holders can save up to 55% on prescription drugs.  For more information, please click on the logo below or call 1-800-931-8872.


 LATEST UPDATES & EVENTS FROM THE BOARD

Commissioner Jackson Supports S.O.A.P. Human Trafficking Effort
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On August 8, 2015, join Oakland County Commissioner Janet Jackson and Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution (S.O.A.P.) for an informational human trafficking awareness event and training beginning at 9:30 am at the Oakland Community College's Southfield campus in the Student Union, which is located at 22312 Rutland Dr. in Southfield, Michigan. For more details about the event, please call a S.O.A.P Coordinator at 734-796-0643 or 734-354-8055.


Special Budget Presentation by L. Brooks Patterson at Board Meeting on July 16th, 2015

On Thursday, July 16th at 9:30 am, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will hear a special budget presentation from County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.

The board meeting will take place in the Board of Commissioners' Auditorium at 1200 N. Telegraph Rd. in Pontiac, Michigan.  It is open to the public and can be viewed via live webcast here.

Please click here to view the press release, which includes the schedule for the Finance Committee budget hearings.


Gun Safety Awareness Efforts

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners - in partnership with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office - hosted a gun safety lock press conference in Pontiac, Michigan.  Gun safety locks were given to local law enforcement agencies to distribute to the public in honor of Gun Safety Awareness Day on June 5, 2015.


Gun Safety Lock Flyer
2015 Partners List

BOC Public Service Announcements
Gun Lock PSA
Mental Health PSA
Video Game Safety PSA
Project ChildSafe PSA

National Shooting Sports Foundation Website

35th Annual Youth in Government Day

On April 27, 2015, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners invited students from local high schools to come in to meet elected officials and learn about county government.

Please click here to see Commissioner Scott discuss the event.