MUSKEGON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
CITIZEN ADVISORY BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
Described below are the various advisory boards and committees on which the Muskegon
County Board of Commissioners makes citizen appointments. At the end of this summary there
is a link to the application form which you can download.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR CITIZEN APPOINTMENTS
The Muskegon County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for appointments to various citizen advisory committees and boards. Interested applicants can obtain an application either by calling the County Administrator’s Office at 231.724.8883; or obtain an application from our website www.co.muskegon.mi.us by clicking on the link to the Board of Commissioners. Applications should be sent to: Muskegon County Administration, Attn: Admin Coordinator, 990 Terrace, Muskegon, MI 49442 or by email to ChalkoLi@co.muskegon.mi.us.
Current Advisory/Board/Committee Vacancies:
|Accommodations Tax Advisory (2 year terms)
(1) Amusement/Attraction slots
|Airport Advisory (2 year terms)
(1) Airport Business Park Tenant slot
|Community Corrections Board (3 year terms)
(1) Communication/Media slot
|HealthWest Board (3 year terms)
(3) Slots for individuals with lived experience with substance use disorder. Preference given to someone who has used public service delivery system.
Lakeshore Sports Commission (1 year term initially)
(1) Greater Muskegon Athletic Association member slot
Senior Activities Committee (All residents of Muskegon County)
All slots are now filled
If you are interested in applying or reapplying, please complete the application found below and return to Lisa Chalko at ChalkoLi@co.muskegon.mi.us or Lisa Chalko, Admin Coordinator, 990 Terrace, 4th Floor, Muskegon, MI 49442
Please call 724-8883 if you need further information.
Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee
The Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the County Board
of Commissioners and reviews requests for use of accommodation tax funds. Term length is
2 years. Meetings are generally monthly on the 4th Tuesday at 9:00 AM. Meetings are generally not held during the months of June, July and August. No per diem is paid.
Airport Advisory Committee
The Airport Advisory Committee purpose is to allow for citizen input on various issues facing the
Airport, such as (but not limited to) expansion, funding, safety regulations, customer service,
education of the public on the advantages of a county owned airport, identification and
prioritization of future needs, and offering ideas for the marketing and the growth of the Airport.
Term length is two years after initial staggered appointments. Meetings as scheduled by the
Committee. No per diem is paid.
Board of Canvassers
The Board of Canvassers verifies election results, county-wide, checks ballots, signatures, etc.
Statute requires that membership represents both political parties and recommendations for
appointment come from Party Chairman. Term length is 4 years. Board meets according to
election schedule. A per diem of $35 plus mileage is paid.
The Building Authority is responsible for acquiring, furnishing, equipping, owning, improving,
enlarging, maintaining and operating buildings, structures, parking lots, recreational facilities and
necessary sites for public purposes. Term length is 3 years. Meetings are scheduled as needed.
No per diem is paid.
Citizens Review Committee/Housing
The Citizens Review Committee is response for ensuring that there is appropriate public input into the use of Community Development Block Grant funds through development of a Citizen Participation Plan, Consolidated Housing Plan and an Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan. Term length is two years. Meetings are called as needed.
Community Corrections Advisory Board
The Community Corrections Advisory Board oversees development of a comprehensive plan
for community corrections programming, provides policy guidance to the Board of
Commissioners and informs and educates the general public regarding the need for diversion
of non-violent offenders from confinement. Term length is 3 years. Meetings are generally
monthly on the 3rd Monday at 12:00 Noon. No per diem is paid.
Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
The EDC Board of Directors encourages and financially assists industrial and commercial enterprises
in locating and expanding in Muskegon County. The EDC is a 9-member Board appointed by the
Muskegon County Board of Commissioners. Please submit board member applications no later than
Friday, April 29th, 2016.
The HealthWest Board develops a needs assessment plan, annual
budget, secures funds, approve and authorizes vendor contracts, reviews and evaluates quality
of services provided, appoints executive director. Meetings are generally monthly on the fourth
Friday at 8:00 AM. Term length is 3 years. A per diem of $35 plus mileage is paid.
Department of Health and Human Services Board
The Department of Health Human Services Board oversees the operation of the Brookhaven Medical
Care Facility. Term length is 3 years. Meetings are generally the last Wednesday of the month. A
per diem of $50 is paid.
DHHS BOARD MEMBER APPLICATION
Foreign Trade Zone
The Foreign Trade Zone Board establishes, operates and maintains a physical and legal foreign
trade zone and develops agreements for foreign trade service operations within the zone. Term
length is 2 years. Meetings are generally quarterly, time and location varies. No per diem is
Friends of the Muskegon County Parks Advisory Committee
The Friends of the Muskegon County Parks Advisory Committee will: 1) review the County of
Muskegonís Recreation Plan; 2) provide input to the plan; 3) provide a public forum in which
recommendations can be made to the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners to implement
the plan; and 4) recommend the distribution of any funds from the Friends of Muskegon County
Park Fund at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County to improve and maintain Muskegon
County Parks, Union Depot (CVB) and Heritage Landing. Term length is two years. Meetings
are called as needed. No per diem is paid.
Lakeshore Museum Board
The County Museum Board promotes the establishment, maintenance and continuance of a
historical and natural sciences museum, educational advancement of the public; acquires
specimens, relics, mementos, documents or other articles of interest. Term length is 3 years.
Meetings are generally monthly on the 4th Monday at 4:30 PM. No per diem is paid.
Lakeshore Sports Commission
The Lakeshore Sports Commission's mission is to bring new sporting events, tournaments and demonstrations to Muskegon County with the express intent of stimulating the local economy and to provide a comprehensive resource for Sports Event Planners and Rights Holders to coordinate events held within Muskegon County.
Land Bank Fast Track Authority
The Land Bank Authority was formed in 2007 to transform vacant, tax delinquent and abandoned
property for the benefit of the surrounding property, to improve the community, stabilize the area,
give low income families the opportunity to be home owners and return the property to the tax rolls.
Term length is three years.
Meetings are scheduled by the Committee. No per diem is paid.
MSUE District Extension Council
This Council will give guidance and support for the local Extension effort. It will be engaged in
an ongoing process of identifying and prioritizing critical issues that fit within the MSUE mission
and four Institutes (Agriculture and Agribusiness, Children and Youth, Nutrition and Health, and
Greening Michigan.) Term length is 3 years, initial terms are staggered. The Council will meet
four times per year beginning in January.
Muskegon County Road Commission Board
The Muskegon County Road Commission Board is responsible for establishment, opening,
discontinuing, vacating, closing, altering, improvement, maintenance and use of public highways
and private roads; the condemnation of property and gravel thereof; and building, preservation
and repairing of bridges. Term length established at time of appointment. Meetings are
generally monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 10:00 AM. Members are salaried.
Click here for Road Commission Board appointment rules and process.
Public Health Advisory Committee
To advocate and advise on public health matters and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners, County Administrator and the Public Health Director and also obtain input regarding public health issues; review program proposals and reports developed by the department; review proposed policies and regulations prior to Board adoption; serve as a citizen advocacy group for public health programs; inform citizens about programs and services and establish partnerships and build community consensus and support around common public health goals. No per diem is paid.
Senior Activities Committee
The Senior Activities Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners; and makes recommendations relative to the expenditure of funds collected pursuant to the Activities or Services for Older Persons Act, Public Act 39 of 1976, as amended, including the appropriation of funds to public or private nonprofit corporations or organizations for the purposes of planning, coordinating, evaluating, and providing services to older persons. The Committee may also obtain citizen input regarding issues facing older persons; review program proposals and reports; recommend strategies and draft guidelines around common goals in providing services and activities for older persons throughout Muskegon County.
Solid Waste Planning Committee
The Solid Waste Planning Committee oversees the county solid waste plan and approves any
modification to landfill sites, new transfer stations or new landfill sites. The Committee consists
of 14 members. Term length is 2 years. No per diem is paid.
Veteran’s Advisory Committee
The Veteran’s Advisory Committee is responsible for the soldiers’ relief commission, and
processing of requests for burial assistance. Term length is 4 years. Meetings are generally
monthly on the 4th Wednesday at 2:00 PM. A per diem of $35 plus mileage is paid. Pursuant to Public Act 192 of 1953, please include a letter of support with your application from your local Veteran organization post.
White River Natural River Zoning Review Board
This Board was established by the Department of Natural Resources under the Natural Rivers
Part 305, 1994 PA 451 in order to guide development in a manner that will protect the natural
features of the river system. The review board is responsible for acting on requests for variances
and special use permits. The review board generally meets three times per year. No per diem
Click here for an application form