Current Board & Commission Openings


Berrien County has the following board vacancies that need to be filled
The Public Works Board has a vacancy that needs to be filled.  The primary purpose of the Board of Public Works is to provide assistance in financing the municipal water, sewer, and storm systems within the County.   Membership consists of the Drain Commissioner in addition to six other members.   The terms for the Public Works Board are three years. Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 9:30a.m. at the Berrien County Administration Center, 701 Main St., St. Joseph.  

The Solid Waste Planning Committee consists of members from a wide scope including: solid waste management industry; environmental interest group; township government; city government, regional solid waste planning agency; industrial waste generator; and the general public. The committee is involved in preparing and updating the County Solid Waste Management Plan by providing advice and consultation.  Applicants will need to specify which interest group that they are representing.  Meetings will be convened as needed.  Meetings will be held at the Berrien County Administration Center, 701 Main St., St. Joseph, Michigan. The terms for the Solid Waste Planning Committee are for two years.

The Community Corrections Advisory Board purpose is to develop and implement the Berrien County Community Corrections Comprehensive Plan. The meetings are held quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday (January – April – July – October) at noon at the Berrien County Courthouse, 811 Port St., St. Joseph.  The positions that are vacant are a member of the business community, a member of the general public, a City Commissioner from any City in the County, and a Chief of Police from any police department in the County.

Anyone interested in serving on this board may contact the Berrien County Administration office for an application at 269-983-7111, ext. 8095 or email  The application is also available on the Berrien County website at the Board of Commissioners page and board appointments).  Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 24, 2020.