Committee Assignments

Each department within the county government and some other outside agencies have a "parent" committee that the department can provide updates to.

Committee Assignments

The Committee assignments are as follows:

Administration Committee: Jim curran, chair; don meeks, vice-chair; david vollrath; julie wuerfel

 Assignments

  • Animal Control
  • Building and Grounds
  • Chief Elected Officials Meeting
  • Local Emergency Planning Commission (including Communications Team, Business Team, Special Needs Team, Public Information/Education Team, Mitigation Team, and Exercise Team).
  • Disaster Planning Committee 
  • Motorpool
  • Prosecutor
  • Public Defender
  • Road Department 
  • Sheriff (including Victim Services Unit)
  • SMART
  • Trial Court (including Civil Court, Criminal Court, Family Court, Friend of the Court, Jury Board, Juvenile Center, Community Corrections Advisory Board)
  • Western Michigan Legal Services

Finance Committee: Mamie L. Yarbrough, Chair; jon hinkelman, vice chair; ezra a. scott; teri sue freehling

Assignments

  • Building Authority
  • Clerk (including Election Canvassers Board)
  • Community Development (including Brownfield Authority, Economic Development Corporation, Land Bank Authority, Land Preservation Board, Loan Administration Board, Planning Commission, Public Transportation Local Advisory Council, Public Works Board, Solid Waste Planning) 
  • Housing Resource Network 
  • Cornerstone Alliance Board
  • Drains
  • Equalization
  • Financial Services
  • Information Systems
  • Pension Board
  • Pokagon New Buffalo Area Local Revenue Sharing Board
  • Printing
  • Records
  • Senior Centers
  • Treasurer
  • Trust Investment Advisory Committee

Personnel & Human Services Committee; Robert P. Harrison, chair; michael j. majerek, vice chair; rayonte d. bell 

Assignments

  • Area Agency on Aging
  • Berrien County Human Services Council
  • Department of Human Services
  • GIS/Land Description
  • Health Department (including Board of Heath, Sewage Appeals Board, Well and Septic Review Board)
  • Human Resources
  • Mental Health Authority (including SWMBH Substance Use Disorder Oversight Policy Board)
  • Michigan Association of Counties Miscellaneous Committees
  • Parks and Recreation (including Recycling, Parks and Recreation Commission, Solid Waste Consortium, Berrien County Historical Association)
  • Register of Deeds
  • Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Surveyor
  • Southwestern Michigan Planning Commission (including Administration/Executive Committee, Niles Area Transportation Study and Twin Cities Area Transportation)
  • Veterans
  • Workforce Development (KINEXUS including Intelligence Committee, Improvement Committee, Leadership Committee, Investment Committee)