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The Board of County Commissioners is the governing body and the major policy approval center for county government. It is the legislative body with authority over most aspects of the county. Its responsibilities, however, are not all encompassing. There are several instances where the power of the county board is limited. The county has other agencies and boards that, while part of the county, are rather independent from the board of commissioners. It is for this reason that county government in Michigan is thought about not as ‘a' government, but as a "collection of governments."

2007-2008 Hillsdale County Commissioners were: Alan Ringenberg, Ken Lautzenheiser, Gearldine Speith, Chairperson Maxine Vanlerberg, Brad Densmore, Parke Hayes, and Andy Welden.

 

2009-2010 Hillsdale County Commissioners:  Chairperson Alan Ringenberg, Ken Lautzenheiser, Gearldine Speith, Brad Benzing, Brad Densmore, Parke Hayes, and Andy Welden

 

2011-2012 Hillsdale County Commissioners: Parke Hayes (District 1); Alan Ringenberg (District 2); Gearldine Spieth (District 3); Vice-Chairperson Brad Benzing (District 4); Brad Densmore (District 5); John Burtka (District 6); Chairperson Andy Welden (District 7).

 

2013-2014 Hillsdale County Commissioners: Parke Hayes (resigned June 2012), Andy Welden, Brad Benzing, John Burtka, and Mark Wiley.


Office Telephone (517) 437-3932
Office Fax (517) 437-3138
Commission Secretary: (Vacant)
Email: commissioners@co.hillsdale.mi.us

Documents/Forms:
Adopted 2004 General Fund Budget
Annual Financial Audit 2002 part 1 (1MB PDF file)
Annual Financial Audit 2002 part 2 (505KB PDF file)
Adopted 2004 Special Funds Budgets
2004 Committee Assignments
2005 Adopted General Fund Budget
2005 Adopted Special Funds Budget
Annual Financial Audit 2003 part 1 (2Mb file)
Annual Financial Audit 2003 part 2 (746K file)
2006 General Fund Budget
2006 Special Funds Budgets
2007 General Fund Budget
SEI Union Contract 2007-2010
Application for appointment to other boards
Animal Control Ordinance of 2008
Stimulus/Recovery allocations for Hillsdale County
2009 General Fund Budget
2010 Budget Booklet (1.2 MB pdf)
Annual Financial Audit 2009 (3 MB file)
2011 Proposed General Fund Budget
Annual Financial Audit 2010 (3.8 MB file)
SEIU Contract 2011-2013
2013 Proposed General Fund Budget
2013 Proposed Budget for Other Funds.
2012 CAFR and Audit Report (PDF)

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