Press Release from Chairperson Michael Gingell on filling District 15 Commissioner Vacancy.Application Form
for District 15 residents in Rochester/Rochester Hills.
Per the State statute, Michigan Public Act 261, the Board shall appoint a new Commissioner for the balance of the term. The Commission must make such an appointment within 30 days of the effective date of the vacancy or a special election would be required.
Vice Chairperson Vacancy
Per our Board Rules, should a vacancy occur in the office Vice Chairperson of the Board, an election to fill the remainder of the year’s term shall be held at the next regular Board meeting, after which at least 14 days have elapsed since the effective date of the vacancy. The Board must wait at least 14 days from the effective date of the resignation, not the notice of intent to resign.
The term of office for a Board Vice Chairperson is one year, per state law. The Board will need to vote again in January 2016 on the election of a Vice Chairperson for that calendar year. The statute calls for the election to be held annually at the first meeting of the year of which that person is to be elected.