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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Public Notice - Appointments to Various Boards/Committees/Commissions

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The Board of Commissioners will make these appointments at its upcoming session on November 18, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. Individuals interested in applying should submit a letter of interest and resume, including a home address, to the Washtenaw County Clerk’s office, Attention: Appointments, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107. Letters and resumes may also be submitted via email to [email protected], via fax (734) 222-6528, or apply online at https://ewashtenaw.formstack.com/forms/board_application (and use the dropdown option to specify the board/committee/commission you're applying to).

 

Those resumes received by NOVEMBER 6, 2020 will be submitted to the Board of Commissioners for its consideration on November 18, 2020. The appointments will become effective January 1, 2021. These appointments include:

 

 

Ø  Agricultural Lands Preservation Advisory Committee – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two (2) positions, one representing Environmental/Conservation Group/Natural Resource Professional and one representing Agricultural Production/Operator Agricultural Business for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2023. The purpose of the Agricultural Lands Preservation Advisory Committee is to assist the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners in determining whether it should purchase the development rights on a particular parcel as well as how much the County should pay for those rights according to the Washtenaw County Purchase of Development Rights Ordinance.

 

Ø  Board of Health – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill three (3) positions for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2023. The Board of Health is responsible for developing and overseeing a strategic plan for the Health Department; recommending an annual budget to the Board of Commissioners; and, in cooperation with the County Administrator, regularly evaluating the performance of the Washtenaw County Public Health Officer.

 

Ø  Board of Public Works – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two (2) positions representing the general public for three-year terms expiring on December 31, 2023. The Public Works Board was established in accordance with MCLA 123.732 and focuses on assisting local communities within Washtenaw County in addressing environmental and public health issues and development needs, including wastewater disposal and collection, water treatment and supply, lake management, and solid waste and recycling management.

 

Ø  Brownfield Redevelopment Authority – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill four (4) position representing the general public for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2023. The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority was established in 1999 in conformity with Act 381 of 1996, as amended. The purpose of this Authority is to facilitate the redevelopment of previously developed sites, consistent with the community’s commitment to sustainability and its vision for the future.

 

Ø  Building Code/Construction Board of Appeals.   The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill seven (7) positions as follows: one (1) position representing architect; two (2) positions representing Building trades; one (1) position representing the Plumbing trade; one (1) position representing the Mechanical or Plumbing trade; one (1) position representing the Electrical trade; and one (1) position representing the Engineering trade, all for two-year terms expiring December 31, 2022. The Building Code/Construction Appeals Board was established in 1974. A member of the Board of Appeals should be qualified by experience or training to perform the duties of members of the Board of Appeals.

 

Ø  Community Action Board – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill six (6) positions as follows: one (1) position representing the Private Sector; three (3) positions representing the Public Sector; and two (2) positions representing the Consumer Sector, all for three-year terms expiring 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).

Ø  The three sectors of the Community Action Board are explained in further detail below:

o    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.

o    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.

o    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.

 

Ø  Emergency Communications Millage POC (formerly 800 MHz POC) – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one (1) position representing Police Chief for a three-year term expiring December 31, 2023. The 800 MHz Oversight Committee exists as a governance structure to oversee the expenditure of 800 MHz millage funds to insure the upgraded communication capacity envisioned by the millage is completed in an economical and timely fashion.

 

Ø  Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Commission – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill five (5) positions as follows: four (4) representing the General Public and one (1) representing the General Public as an Alternate, all for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2023. The Commission conducts public hearings relating to EMS matters when deemed necessary; promulgates and administrates regulations pursuant to Washtenaw County’s EMS standards; plans, monitors, and evaluates the EMS system in concert with the Washtenaw-Livingston Medical Control Authority Board; and plans, monitors, and evaluates the pre-hospital aspects of the Washtenaw County Emergency Action Guidelines.

 

Ø  Washtenaw County Food Policy Council – The Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill twelve (12) positions, three for one-year terms expiring December 31, 2021 and nine for two-year terms expiring December 31, 2022. The Council will be comprised of up to 18 members representing as many of the following professions and/or viewpoints (i.e. sectors) as possible: Community representative, Economic development, Education, Emergency food system, Faith-based organization, Food manufacturer and distributor, Food retail, Food service, Funding, Health care, Human services, Labor, Nutrition, Planning, Public health, Racial equity, Rural agriculture, Transportation, Urban agriculture, Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, and Waste Management. More than one representative may be appointed to each sector, but preference may be given to the following sectors: Community representative, Education, Emergency food system, Faith-based organization, Food manufacturer and distributor, Food retail, Food service, Funding, Health care, Human services, Labor, Nutrition, Planning, Racial equity, Transportation, Urban agriculture, and Waste Management. Council members must be available to attend meetings (typically the second Wednesday of the odd months from 9-11AM), represent the Food Policy Council, participate in a committee and/or a Policy Action Team (meetings are scheduled separately from the Council meetings), and must live or work in Washtenaw County. Roles of Council members include: reviewing materials in advance of the Council meetings and actively participating in Council meetings; representing the Council at other meetings and with other groups to build connections; discussing issues related to our food system in Washtenaw County with elected officials and community leaders. The Food Policy Council was established in 2012 to develop a healthy community and thriving local food system. When writing a letter of interest, indicate which sector you are applying for and if you prefer a one-year or two-year term.

 

Ø  Historic District Commission – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill four (4) positions as follows: three (3) representing the General Public and one (1) representing Architect, all for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2023. The Commission ensures that efforts are made to safeguard the heritage of Washtenaw County by identifying and preserving sites, structures, objects and other resources of historical, cultural, archaeological, economic, political, or architectural significance. The Commission seeks to promote the establishment and use of historic districts, markers and other programs for the education, pleasure and welfare of the people of this county. Individuals who have demonstrated their interest in Washtenaw County's history and their ability to render valuable services in historical and civic matters, especially representatives of educational and civic organizations, are invited to apply.

 

Ø  Huron River Watershed Council – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill four (4) positions total, two (2) representing Washtenaw County members and two (2) representing Washtenaw County alternate members, all for two-year terms expiring December 31, 2022. The Huron River Watershed Council is a collection of representatives from local governments within the watershed, working together to protect and restore the Huron River and its tributaries.

 

Ø  Local Emergency Planning Committee – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill 18 positions representing the following: Law Enforcement (1); Local Environment (2); Elected State (1); Elected Local (1); Owner/Operator of Title III Facility (3); Agricultural (1); Agricultural (Farm Bureau) (1); Broadcast Media (1); Education (1); Hospitals (1); Community Groups (1); American Red Cross (1); Firefighter (1); and Civil Defense/Emergency Management (2), all for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2023 EXCEPT: Hospitals (1) which is for the remainder of a three-year term expiring December 31, 2022. The Local Emergency Planning Committee was established in 1986, to serve as an emergency planning district under Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986. The purpose of this committee is to report on hazardous and toxic chemicals in the community as it pertains to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986. The committee meets on a quarterly basis.

 

Ø  Natural Areas Technical Advisory Committee – The Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants to fill four (4) positions as follows: one (1) representing Professional Land Use Planning; one (1) representing Wildlife Management; one (1) representing Botany/Forestry; and one (1) representing Fisheries Biology/Aquatic Ecology, all for two-year terms expiring December 31, 2022. The Natural Areas Technical Advisory Committee was established as an advisory body to assist the Parks and Recreation Commission in prioritizing natural areas nominated by property owners for the Washtenaw County Natural Areas Preservation Program. Applicants must be residents of Washtenaw County.

 

Ø  Parks and Recreation Commission – The Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill four (4) positions representing the general public for three-year terms expiring December 31, 2023. The Parks and Recreation Commission was established in 1965 in conformity with Michigan Public Act 261 of 1965. The purpose of the Commission is to acquire, develop, operate and maintain land and recreational facilities, activities and programs not generally available or adequately provided. The Commission also plays a key role in countywide land preservation and stewardship efforts; the protection of sensitive ecosystems; environmental education; and the development of a non-motorized trail network linking communities, parks, and activity centers.

 

Ø  Road Commission – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill three (3) positions representing the General Public for terms as follows: one (1) for a six-year term expiring December 31, 2026; and two (2) “new” positions that will serve 2, 4 or 6 (not the same) year terms, in an effort to stagger expiration of terms (per BOC resolution #20-089). The Road Commission is responsible for maintaining certain County roadways. Individuals interested in appointment to the Washtenaw County Road Commission should have experience managing organizations, understanding and respect for labor unions and the bargaining process, be knowledgeable about the Washtenaw County Road Commission, possess strong leadership and communication skills, have excellent customer service skills, value employees and be committed to serving out the entirety of the term. 

 

Ø  Social Services Board – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one (1) position for a three-year term expiring December 31, 2023. The agency is committed to assisting its clients in breaking the cycle of welfare dependency to become self-sufficient members of the community. 

 

Ø  Washtenaw County/City of Ann Arbor Community Corrections Advisory Board - The Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants to fill one (1) position representing the General Public for the remainder of a three-year term expiring December 31, 2022. The purposes of the CCAB is to serve as a regional board in evaluating, identifying and developing community corrections programs, address criminal justice issues, take other action deemed appropriate and necessary in this arena, and develop a regional comprehensive community corrections plan and apply for funding to the Office of Community Corrections to finance and implement the plan.

 

Ø  Washtenaw County Veterans Affairs Committee    The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two (2) positions representing Veterans for four-year terms expiring 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.

 

 

For additional information, please contact Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office.  Phone: (734) 222-6655.

 

RELEASED: October 1, 2020


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