Boards & Committees (Appointed by GTC BOC)

 The Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners is responsible for appointing members to a number of special boards and committees throughout the community. The process established for appointments (PDF) is available online.

Please Note - In most cases, only residents of Grand Traverse County are eligible for appointment to these boards and committees.

A list of the various Boards and Committees with a brief description of their responsibility can be located at Listing of Boards and Committees. An application form is also provided. We invite you to submit an application at any time. All applications are kept on file for a period of 1 year and reviewed in the event of a vacancy.

Current Vacancies 

     Pension Advisory Board
     Veterans Administrative Board (restructuring in progress)
     Commission on Aging - New Requirements **
     **  The Commission on Aging was redesigned on December 7, 2016.  The new Board will consist of four members that have professional knowledge and training in the following areas:  Healthcare, Compliance/Legal Requirements of Contracts, Accounting and Financial Expertise and Member of a partner agency that works in coordination with the Commission on Aging.

We also have a number of positions for which current terms expire between now and the end of the year (2017).   Those include:
         Traverse Area Library Board                                                  Economic Development Corporation
        Parks & Recreation Commission                                            Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA)
        Airport Commission                                                                   Board of Public Works
        Planning Commission                                                               Community Corrections
        Brownfield Redevelopment Authority                            County Officers Compensation Commission*

*The Board of Commissioners will be considering establishment of a County Officers Compensation Commission to determine the compensation for the non-judicial elected officials of the County at their October 18, 2017 meeting.  If approved, that Commission will be seated within 30 days, begin meeting in 2018 and must complete their work within 45 days.   


We use the Traverse City Record Eagle and TC Ticker as well as other means to recruit interested parties for vacancies as they occur.   Applicants will be contacted directly by email (preferred) or telephone to set up interviews with the Ad Hoc Committee of the Board of Commissioners. Applications should be submitted by fax to 231-922-4636, by email or in person to:

County Administration 
Governmental Center
400 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684

Helpful Information

Additional questions/comments may also be directed to the Board of Commissioners Office at  231-922-4797