Oakland County Board of Commissioners
Oakland County, MichiganBoard of Commissioners


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: 

 2014 NACo Award Winner

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.

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 Regional 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.

 Discount Prescription Drug Card

The Coast2Coast Rx Card is a free prescription discount card provided by township, city and county governments, including Oakland County. As prescription costs rise, this program helps people reduce prescription expenses through the participation of U.S. pharmacies, which can provide annual savings up to 55%.


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.

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