Current Board & Commission Openings


St. Joseph – The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has announced the following board vacancies and is seeking citizens who would like to serve. Anyone interested in serving may contact the Berrien County Administration office at 269-983-7111, ext. 8095 or email, or download an application from the website. The acceptance period is open through Friday, August 30, 2019.

The Mental Health Authority has one vacancy and oversees the Riverwood Center. Their mission is to deliver personalized mental health services to create a positive environment for their consumers to improve their quality of life. The composition of the Mental Health Authority shall be representative of providers of mental health services, recipients or primary consumers of mental health services, agencies, and occupations having a working involvement with mental health services and the general public. The terms for the Mental Health Authority are three years and the meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at the Riverwood Center, 1485 S. M-139, Benton Harbor.

The Berrien County Board of Health has a vacancy. The Board of Health provides policy leadership and oversight for the Health Department. The Board of Health is comprised of seven individuals that are appointed by the Berrien County Board of Commissioners. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at the Health Department, 2149 E. Napier, Benton Harbor. The applicant must be a person licensed in Michigan to practice medicine (M.D. or D.O). The term is for five years.

The Berrien County Parks & Recreation has one vacancy. It is the mission of the Berrien County Parks and Recreation Commission to plan, acquire, develop and maintain, a responsive, efficient and creative natural resource based park and recreation system available to all citizens. The Parks & Recreation Commission consists of nine members including the County Drain Commissioner, a member of the Planning Commission, and seven members appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The residence of the applicant shall be considered when determining the appointment. Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m., 4-5 times a year at various locations. The term is for three years.

Contact Information / Applications

Anyone interested in serving on a board may contact the Berrien County Administration office for an application at 269-983-7111, ext. 8095 or email. The application (PDF) is also available.