Public Boards, Committees, & Commissions Index

Washtenaw County has hundreds of volunteers serving on more than 2 dozen advisory bodies. The central goal of our boards and commissions is to engage with community members and topic area experts to advise Washtenaw County leadership on policies and programs that impact residents who reside and work in Washtenaw County.

To learn more about the various advisory bodies that members of the public are eligible to serve on, click below for brief descriptions and links to more information.

In addition to these bodies, county leadership, staff serve on a variety of other Boards, Committees, Councils, and Commissions. To learn more about this work, click here.

  1. Agricultural Lands Preservation Advisory Committee (ALPAC)

ALPAC helps review nominations for natural areas with active farmland. It is the goal of the Committee to preserve Washtenaw County's farming economy by identifying parcels of land that, through permanent preservation will contribute to: preservation of working farms, particularly those including prime and unique soils; preservation of working farms that support the ecological integrity of wildlife habitat or important natural habitats; complement the existing network of publicly and privately preserved lands; and maximize the public benefit.

Membership consists of 3 representatives engaged in agricultural production or operating agricultural businesses, 1 representative from the Planning Advisory Board, 1 real estate development interests representative, 1 representative of environmental/conservation groups or natural resource professional, and 1 County BOC member serving on the Planning Advisory Board or a general public member. 

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  1. Area Agency on Aging 1-B Executive Board (AAA 1-B)
  1. Board of Canvassers
  1. Board of Health
  1. Board of Public Works
  1. Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
  1. Building Authority
  1. Building Code/Construction Board of Appeals
  1. Coalition for Action Remediation of Dioxane (CARD)
  1. Commission on Aging
  1. Community Action Board (CAB)
  1. Community Mental Health (CMH) Board
  1. Criminal Justice Collaborative Council (CJCC)
  1. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Commission
  1. Emergency Telephone District Board (ETDB)
  1. Environmental Council
  1. Historic District Commission
  1. Homeland Security Task Force
  1. Huron River Watershed Council
  1. Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority
  1. Jury Board
  1. Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
  1. Natural Areas Technical Advisory Committee (NATAC)
  1. Parks & Recreation Commission
  1. Road Commission
  1. Social Services Board
  1. Solid Waste Planning Committee
  1. Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority (RTA) 
  1. Washtenaw County Food Policy Council (WFPC)
  1. Washtenaw County Substance Use Disorders Oversight Policy Committee
  1. Washtenaw County Veterans Affairs Committee
  1. Washtenaw County Youth Commission
  1. Washtenaw County/City of Ann Arbor Community Corrections Advisory Board (WCCCAB)
  1. Willow Run Airport Zoning Board (Joint)