Nancy L. Quarles

Nancy L. Quarles

Oakland County Commissioner Nancy L. Quarles

Nancy L. Quarles (D)

Commissioner, District 17

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City of Southfield, Lathrup Village and Oak Park

First elected: November 2010
Current term: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018

Contact information:
Oakland County Board of Commissioners
1200 North Telegraph Road
Pontiac, Michigan, USA, 48341-0421

Phone: 248-858-0100 (County)
Fax: 248-858-1572 (County)


  • Planning & Building: Member
  • General Government: Member
  • Finance: Former Member

In the Community:

  • Women Impacting Public Policy - National Founder
  • Michigan History Society - Member
  • Leadership Oakland - Alumnus
  • Initiated the Small Business Bid and Breakfast Forum
  • Served on the Salvation Army Royal Oak Advisory Council
  • Former member of the Mental Health Coalition
  • Bloomfield Race Relations Taskforce - Diversity Champion
  • Independent Universities and Colleges Association - Legislator of the Year
  • General Motors Affinity for Women Associations - Recognition


Nancy Quarles lives in the City of Southfield. She returned to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners in 2011. She was first elected to the Board in 1994. During her first term, she was a member of the General Government and the Planning & Building Committees.

In 1996, she became a member of the Michigan House of Representatives and she was term limited in 2002. During her tenure as a Representative, she served as the Chief Whip for the Democratic Caucus, Vice Chair of the House Tax Policy Committee and the Elections and Redistricting Committee, and was a member of the Public Utility Committee.

She holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Public Affairs from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Commissioner Quarles is a professor at Central Michigan University and a small business owner.