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  


Gun Safety Lock Press Conference

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 2:00pm, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners - in partnership with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office - will host a gun safety lock press conference in the Oakland County Board of Commissioner's Auditorium at 1200 N. Telegraph Rd. in Pontiac, Michigan.

Gun safety locks will be given to local law enforcement agencies to distribute to the public in honor of Gun Safety Awareness Day on June 5, 2015.

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.

2015 Nature Center & Woods Annual Clean Up

On April 25, 2015 Commissioner McGillivray organized a volunteer effort to clean up the Red Oaks Nature Center and Suarez Woods.  For more information please contact Commissioner McGillivray at 248-709-0359.

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: