Current Openings

The majority of the Washtenaw County appointment process takes during the last quarter of the year (October-December) for the upcoming term, as most bodies operate on an annual or biannual appointment schedule, starting January 1st.

Throughout the rest of the year, Boards and Commissions may have openings to which individuals are able to apply. These will are listed on this webpage.

To apply for a position on a Washtenaw County board or commission, individuals must complete a basic application form.

Last Updated: January 23, 2023

Currently recruiting candidates for the following bodies:

  • The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for a slate of positions on various Boards, Committees and Commissions. The Board of Commissioners will make these appointments at an upcoming meeting to be announced at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room, Administration Building, 220 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    • Commission on Aging – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one (1) position representing District 8 for a two-year term ending December 31, 2024. The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners approved the creation of the Commission of Aging, consisting of 11 members, advise the Board on the needs of older Washtenaw County residents and needed actions and strategies to support their quality of life.
      • Community Action Board – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two (2) positions representing the Public Sector for remainder terms, both ending December 31, 2023. The Community Action Board was established in 1990 for the purpose of working toward eliminating and preventing the causes of and alleviating the effects of poverty in Washtenaw County. The Board consists of 15 members who represent three sectors: Consumer (5 positions), Private Sector (5 positions), and Public Sector (5 positions).
      • The three sectors of the Community Action Board are explained in further detail below:
        1. Consumer Sector: Members of the Consumer Sector shall be representative of limited-income individuals and families in Washtenaw County neighborhoods. Prospective candidates for the Consumer Sector must be nominated or elected by a neighborhood group or other community-based organization. A nomination letter from the nominating entity, which includes the name of the nominee, reasons for choosing this individual, and the process used to select the individual, should be returned to the location listed above with the other requested documents.
        2. Public Sector: Members of the Public Sector include elected public officials, or their representatives or members of their staff. Examples include: County Commissioners, Mayor, City Council Members, University trustees or Board of Regents Members, School Board Members, Sheriff, etc. Appointed public officials may also serve as Public Sector board members, and examples include: Appointees to commissions/councils/boards by the Governor, Mayor, or locally elected position/commission/council/board.
        3. Private Sector: Members of the Private Sector shall be representatives from any groups or interests in the community served, including the business community, nonprofit sector, education, and other important groups in the community.
      • Road Commission – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one (1) position representing the General Public for a remainder term ending December 31, 2024. The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is the independent county-level road agency in Washtenaw County, Michigan responsible for maintaining a road system that is reasonably safe and convenient to the traveling public.
      • Veterans Affairs Committee – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one (1) position representing Veterans for a four-year term ending December 31, 2024. The five members of the WCVAC must be residents of Washtenaw County who have served honorably on Active Duty in the United States Armed Forces. Each committee member appointed shall have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in public service, business, or finance.
      • Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Board – The Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill 3 positions from each of the following sectors: one Primary Consumer, and two General Public (preference for one member affiliated with Michigan Medicine) representatives, all for three-year terms expiring March 31, 2026.
      • Willow Run Joint Airport Zoning Board - The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two (2) positions, one position representing “Within the Hazard Zone” (from a township or townships within which the hazard area is located) and one position representing “Outside the Hazard Zone” (from that part of the county outside the townships where the hazard area is located), both for remainder terms expiring 10/20/2024. The airport hazard area includes the area of land in the counties of Wayne and Washtenaw that are within 20 miles of Detroit Metro and 15 miles of Willow Run airports. The JAZB will be charged with adopting and administrating the updated ordinance. Currently, each airport has an existing ordinance that is dated and needs to be brought up to meet current Federal and State standards as well as reflect the current airport configurations.  Once the ordinances have been revised and combined into one updated ordinance, the joint airport zoning board will have at least one public meeting to gather public input before it is approved.