Who is on the Board of Commissioners, and what is its function?
The 13-member Board of Commissioners serves as a legislative body
for the communities in Macomb County. The powers, duties, and
responsibilities of the Board are established by Michigan law,
and commissioners are elected to a two-year term every other year.
They represent 13 districts of (approximately) equal population.
According to the Charter approved by the Macomb County
Charter Commissioner and Gov. Jennifer Granholm, the Commission may:
(a) Adopt, amend, or repeal ordinances or resolutions;
(b) Establish committees of the Commission necessary to efficiently
conduct the business of the Commission;
(c) Appropriate funds, levy taxes, fees, and other charges, and
authorize borrowing as provided by this Charter and
(d) Approve contracts of the County;
(e) Approve or reject appointments by the Executive as provided
by this Charter;
(f) Override a veto by the Executive within 30 days by at least
2/3 of the Commissioners serving;
(g) Subpoena individuals, compel the production of records,
and administer oaths;
(h) Appoint, approve, and remove members of committees, boards,
and commissions as provided by this Charter or law;
(i) Submit tax and ballot proposals to the electorate; and
(j) Exercise any power granted by law to charter or general law
counties unless otherwise provided by this Charter.
How do I know who my County Commissioner is?
Commissioners represent 13 individual districts throughout the county.
To find out who your commissioner is, or how to contact him/her, click here.
How can I find out when the Board is meeting next?
to find their agendas.
How can I find out how my tax dollars are spent?
The county recognizes the importance of transparency in government, and is
committed to keeping taxpayers informed. Budget data and information about
expenditures is made available to the public through the county website.
Click here to access up-to-date reports.
How do I obtain a county directory?
County directories are updated yearly, and are available for a nominal fee
through the Clerk’s office at 40 North Main, Mount Clemens.
Call (586) 469-5205, or click here for more information.