Current Board & Commission Openings

Berrien County has the following board/committee vacancies that need to be filled:

The Community Corrections Advisory Board purpose is to develop and implement the Berrien County Community Corrections Comprehensive Plan. The meetings are typically held quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday (January - April - July - October) at noon at the Berrien County Courhouse, 811 Port St., St. Joseph. The positions that are vacant are a member of the business community and a member of the general public. Applicants must specify which interest group that they are representing. 

The Berrien County Sewage Appeals Board meets to hear appeals of decisions rendered by the Health Department regarding sewage disposal systems. The meetings are held as needed on the first Wednesday of every month at approximately 10:30 a.m. There is a vacancy for an at large member. The Board of Health is seeking someone to fill this vacancy that has environmental engineering experience in the field of water. 

The Berrien County Planning Commission meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. at the Berrien County Administration Center, 701 Main St., St. Joseph. The commission consists of 11 members individually representing important segments of economic, governmental, educational, and social life development of the county. The Planning Commission is advisory and has four basic functions: To draft the county's master plan every five years; To review and comment on local community master plans in 9order to ensure land use consistency between neighboring communities; To review amendments to local zoning ordinances; and To review rezoning actions of local communities. There are two vacancies.  

The 911 Advisory Board has a vacancy for a citizen. This board meets on Wednesdays, bi-monthly at 9:30 a.m., location varies.  This board's mission is to promote the continued operation of the 911 Emergency System, to promote public awareness, to assist the county Public Service Access Points (PSAP's) in providing service to their recipients and to assist the Berrien County Board of Commissioners by giving advice and making suggestions with respect to the operation of the 911 Emergency System.  

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