Grand Traverse County's elected Democratic Commissioners Ashlea Walter, TJ Andrews, and Lauren Flynn (left to right).
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS' MEETINGS
Regular BOC meetings are held at 8 am on the first and third Wednesday of each month in the Commission Chambers (2nd floor) of the Government Center, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City.
Study sessions may be held, as needed, on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month with ad hoc and special meetings scheduled as needed. View the GT County Board Rules here.
The Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is the chief legislative and policy-making body of Grand Traverse County. The BOC is a 9-member board with one Commissioner elected in each district. Commissioners are elected to two-year terms. A chair is elected at the first meeting of each new term and a vice-chair is elected at the first meeting of each new year by the Commissioners. There are currently three Democrats and six Republicans representing Grand Traverse County.
The primary functions of the BOC are:
Adopting the County's annual budget.
Raising the money to fund the County's operations by levying property taxes, setting fees, and selling bonds or borrowing.
Appointing County residents to serve on various County Boards, commissions and committees, which provide oversight for significant County services.
Selecting a County Administrator to supervise the day-to-day operations of County departments.
Representing the County, and managing its property and business by adopting rules, regulations, ordinances, and policies.
All meetings of the BOC are required to be open to the public per the Open Meetings Act. Public comment may be made in person at the beginning and end of each meeting following the public comment rules (three-minute time limit, one comment per person, etc.). You may email all commissioners at firstname.lastname@example.org.