Oakland County Board of Commissioners
Oakland County, MichiganBoard of Commissioners

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Oakland County Board of Commissioners

Pictured is the 2017-2018 Oakland County Board of Commissioners. For each Commissioner's biography and contact information, please click here.

Powers and Duties of the Oakland Board of Commissioners

 Human Trafficking Prevention

​The Board of Commissioners recognizes the seriousness of human trafficking and the ongoing threat it poses to vulnerable adults and children, as well as to the safety of all the people of Oakland County. The Oakland County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) was created in January 2017. Please visit the OCHTTF page for more information.

Gun Safety Awareness

On June 6, 2017 the Board of Commissioners held its annual gun safety press conference (video recap), raising awareness about the importance of safe storage and kicking-off their fourth annual gun safety lock giveaway effort.

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Participating Departments
Health Division

BOC Safety PSAs


 BOC Public Safety PSAs


 Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA)

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WRAP provides assistance to low-income customers of GLWA communities.

 Oakland County Budget Information

On September 28, 2017 the Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the FY 2018 budget.

2017 NACo Award Winner

2017-CARE-House-Pinwheel-Garden_2017-0403_WEB.jpg The National Association of Counties (NACo) honored the Board of Commissioners with three 2017 Achievement Awards, recognizing programs designed to promote gun safety, prevent bullying and aid with local road repairs.

2016 S.A.F.E. Summer Champion

photo credit: Paulette Brobeck. pictured: Chairman Gingell, Commissioners Taub and SpiszThe National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) recognized Oakland County as a local champion in its efforts to promote firearm safety.

2015 Golden Post Award

Social Media Award.jpgThe Oakland County Board of Commissioners and IT Digital Editorial Team placed 3rd in the nation in the Best Government Social Media Campaign category for their                   human trafficking social media campaign.

2015 Golden Ring of Hope Award

HomesHomes for Autism.jpg for Autism presented the 2015 Golden Ring of Hope Award to Oakland County Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell.

2014 NACo Award Winner

2014-AwardsLarge.pngThe National Association of Counties (NACo) honored Oakland County with a 2014 Achievement Award for gun safety in the category of Civic Education and Public Information.



Press Conference

On January 11th, the Board of Commissioners, in partnership with the Oakland County Health Division and Sheriff's Office, held a press conference to raise awareness about human trafficking in Oakland County.

Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program


The Board of Commissioners, in partnership with the Health Division, have partnered with the Michigan Clean Water Corps to provide Oakland County residents with free training and equipment to monitor lake water quality this summer through the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program.


For more information, check out our informational flyer.

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On August 9, 2017 the Board hosted a free workshop for Oakland County businesses and entrepreneurs, and it was a big success! If you missed the event, you can access the featured presentations here:

Check out the Oakland is Open for Business recap video, which features the special presentations from the event!

2017 Youth in Government Day

On May 15, 2017, the Board hosted its annual Youth in Government Day. The goal of the event was to emphasize the importance of civic engagement for young people.

Check out the event recap video for our 2017 Youth in Government Day!

Event Recap Blog Post

Full press release

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