I am your new Washtenaw County Commissioner - District 4 representing Pittsfield Charter Township, MI
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County Commissioners are:
Elected every two (2) years
Represents the nine (9) districts throughout the county
County Commissioners do:
Listen to the People
Set the Budget for:
Quadrennial (every 4 yrs) budget by working with the County Executive and County departments.
Set budgets for other elected offices including the courts, sheriff's office, water resources, prosecuting attorney, clerk/register of deeds and the treasurer's office.
Under the 1963 Michigan Constitution, county governments in Michigan are "agents" of state government to ensure delivery of services, such as courts, running elections and oversight of public functions.
Counties are also local governments that deliver services specific to their jurisdictions based on the preferences to local voters, such as parks and airports.
Our board also ensures delivery of public health, economic development and mental health services.
The Board of Commissioners sets strategic priorities for the county. They act on those strategies by passing resolutions.
The action of the resolutions range anywhere from allocating financial resources internally and externally to supporting state/federal legislation to recognizing local residents and cultural observances.