Oakland County Board of Commissioners
Oakland County, MichiganBoard of Commissioners

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On September 22, 2016 the Board of Commissioners passed the proposed FY 2017 - FY 2019 County budget. Visit the Fiscal Services website for detailed budget information.

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

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 Discount Prescription Drug Card

​Coast2Coast Rx Card is a free prescription discount card for Oakland County residents.
For more information, please call 1-800-931-8872 or click


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.


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On August 9, 2017 the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will host a free workshop for Oakland County businesses.  The event is a collaboration with the Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs and Purchasing, and was organized in response to many questions from our local business community.
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On Saturday, August 12, 2017, Commissioner Janet Jackson will support and promote S.O.A.P. Metro Detroit's third annual pre-Dream Cruise human trafficking prevention effort. Click here for more details or to volunteer.

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, and specifically to encourage Oakland County youth to be informed about the many facets of local government, as well as active in the politics and policies that impact their lives.

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

Event Recap Blog Post

Full press release

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Oakland County Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program