Shelley Goodman Taub (R)

Commissioner, District 12

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Includes Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham.

First elected: 2008
Current term: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018

Contact information:

Oakland County Board of Commissioners
1200 North Telegraph Road
Pontiac, Michigan, USA 48341 -0431
1959 Shore Hill Drive
Bloomfield Hills Township, Michigan, USA, 48302


248-858-0100 (County); 248-420-8870 (Cell);
248-858-8870 (Home)



Governing Institute: Women in Government Leadership Program (Class of 2016)

  • Chair: Republican Caucus
  • Member: General Government Committee
  • Member: Finance Committee
  • President: Michigan Association of Counties (MAC)
  • Member: Health & Human Services Committee - MAC
  • Chair: Oakland County Board of Commissioners Prescription Drug Committee
  • Chair: Oakland County Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) for Community & Home Improvement
  • Chair: Oakland County Substance Use Advisory Council
  • Founder: Oakland County Human Trafficking Task Force
  • Member: Business Roundtable - Workforce Development & Education
  • Member: Community Corrections Advisory Board
  • Member: Oakland County Library Board
  • Member: Legislative Committee
  • Member: Oakland County Youth Assistance
  • Vice Chair: Birmingham Youth Assistance
  • Vice Chair: Geospatial Information Systems - National Association of Counties (NACo)
  • Vice Chair: Education, Children & Families (Human Services & Education Committee) - NACo
  • Vice Chair: Arts & Culture Commission - NACo
  • Member: Preservation Bloomfield


  • Mumford High School: Detroit, Michigan
  • University of Michigan: Ann Arbor, Michigan - BA Education
  • Post Graduate work in Business/Medical Management/Education
Relevant Experience:
  • State Representative: Michigan House of Representatives (2003-2006)                                                     Accomplishments: Eleven Public Acts and Four Budgets
  • Chairperson: Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee (2005-2006)
  • Chairperson: General Government Appropriations Subcommittee (2003-2004)
  • Member: Joint Task Force on Homeland Security (2003-2004)
  • Commissioner: Oakland County, Michigan (1993-2002)
Gubernatorial Appointments:
  • Michigan Higher Education Assistance Authority (2002)
  • Michigan Higher Education Loan Authority (2002)
  • Commissioner: Oakland County Parks & Recreation (2007-2008)
  • Chairperson: Senior Summit
  • Chairperson: Children’s Summit
  • Chairperson: RX Task Force
  • Executive Board Member: Human Services Coordinating Council
  • Member: Employee's Suggestion Program Committee
  • Member: Tri-County Environmental Task Force
  • Member: Forest Lake Watershed Committee
  • Member: Bloomfield Youth Guidance
  • Member: Seven local lake boards
  • Past Chairperson: Board of Commissioner's Audit Committee
  • Past Vice Chairperson: Finance Committee
  • Past Chairperson: Public Services Committee
  • Past Chairperson: Gypsy Moth Committee
  • Past Chairperson: Jail Health Care Task Force
Oakland County Achievements:
  • Chair: Clinton Valley Advisory Board (1996-1997)
  • Chair: Health & Human Services Committee (1995)
  • Chair: Gypsy Moth Committee (1997)
  • Chair: Mental Health Committee - MAC (1993-1994)
  • Chair: Program & Policy Committee - Community Mental Health (CMH) (1995)
  • Chair: Jail Health Care Task Force (1997)
  • Chair: Recipient Rights Committee - CMH (1994-1995)
  • Vice-Chair: Employee’s Suggestion Program (1995-1997)
  • Executive Board: Human Services Coordinating Council (HSCC) (1997-2000)
  • Executive Board: Strong Families Safe Children (1997-2000)
  • Board Member: CMH (1993-1995)
  • Board Member: Strong Families Safe Children (1993-2000)
  • Board Member: Domestic Violence Task Force
  • Member: Area Agency on Aging (1995-1996)
  • Member: Health Steering Committee: NACo (1995-1997)
  • Member: Little Oaks County Child Care Advisory Group (1999-2000)
  • Member: Human Services Steering Committee - NACo (2000)
  • Member: United Way Community Services - Oakland Division (2000)
Activities in the community:
  • Member: Preservation Bloomfield
  • Advisory Board: "On my Own" (2008-2011)
  • Advisory Board: West Bloomfield Community Coalition (2009-2011)
  • Member: University of Michigan Alumni Club
  • Member: Optimist International - West Bloomfield
  • Member: West Bloomfield Historical Society
  • Member: Congressional Health Care Advisory Committee (1993-1994)
  • Member: Bloomfield Youth Guidance
  • Member: West Bloomfield Transportation Committee
  • Member: Chamber of Commerce
  • Member: Chaldean Bloomfield/Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
  • Member: Bloomfield Township, Forest Lake Watershed Task Force
  • Member: Tri-County Environmental Task Force
  • Member: West Bloomfield Women’s Club
  • Member: West Bloomfield Optimist's Club
  • Secretary: Women Official's Network
  • Member: DIA Founders Society
  • Life Member: NCJW
  • Founder: Cranbrook's "Le Gala de Cuisine"


Prior to serving on the Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Taub raised a family, managed a small business and taught school. She served in various elected and appointed positions for 26 years as a member of Cranbrook School's parent organizations, on the Cranbrook Strategic Planning Committee, and was one of the founders of "Le Gala de Cuisine" (annual Cranbrook fundraising event).

She earned a B.A. in Education from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, and did graduate work in Missouri and Kansas, where she taught 5th and 6th grades. Taub also managed a medical practice for 30 years.

Commissioner Taub has written policies urging the state to end the spending gap and pay for unfunded mandates, cut over $3.5 million from the County budget as Chair of the Employee's Suggestion Program and authored legislation amending Children Protection Laws giving Probate Court access to the records of child molesters. She supported placing warrant teleconferencing units in every police department in the County and laptop computers with mug shot and fingerprint capability in every police car.

She established the first Crisis Center in the County for persons with mental illness and developmental disabilities and wrote the first draft of the first Domestic Violence Handbook. She chaired the first Children's Summit in the state and produced a national award-winning booklet about the development of an infant's brain, "Their Life is in Our Hands."

She is married to Dr. Steffan Taub. They have three children and five grandchildren.