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Boat Wash Station at Long Last at Long Lake


As a frontline defense against the rampant spread of aquatic invasive species, the Kalamazoo County Drain Commissioner’s office and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently installed a boat wash station sign and equipment at Long Lake Boating Access Site, now available to the public. 

The spread of invasive/exotic species poses an immense challenge, both in Michigan and across the United States, with aquatic species proving particularly formidable to manage. However, by diligently cleaning your boats prior to entering and after exiting any water body, you play an indispensable role in curbing the spread of these costly intruders right in our own backyard. 


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Kalamazoo County Youth Fair & Family Festival Offering Open Class Still Exhibit Entries for 2023


The Kalamazoo County Youth Fair & Family Festival is offering open class still exhibit entries for 2023. The public can enter everything from hand-drawn pictures to photography and even plants. Interested participants can find complete details and sign-up forms on the Kalamazoo County Fair website.


The Kalamazoo County Youth Fair & Family Festival, held at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairground located at 2900 Lake St., is open Tuesday through Saturday, Aug. 8-12. Admission is $5 per vehicle Tuesday through Friday and $15 on Saturday.


For a complete schedule and details, check out the Kalamazoo County Fair website. Any further questions or for more information, please call 269-383-8778.

Board of Commissioners

Board of Commissioners meetings take place every first and third Tuesday of the month at 4 and 7 p.m. Join us at the Kalamazoo County Administration Building at 201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Or attend virtually via Zoom! Now live streaming to Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
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KCASE Welcoming Donations

The Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement Department is open to donations from the public! Their greatest need is Wet Dog Food which can be donated directly.

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Hands Free Driving Law in Effect Now
Under the new law, signed into effect on June 30, it is illegal to manually use a cell phone or other mobile electronic device while operating a vehicle on Michigan roads.

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Are you looking for a career that includes a rewarding team, supportive management, and a chance to really make a difference in the community? Kalamazoo County is a great place to work, with great benefits and a great team.
We're urgently hiring for the following critical positions:
Attorney II - Assistant Corporation Counsel
K110 (A-B) $68,142.12-70,868.58
Assists Corporation Counsel in providing legal services to the County Board and all other County boards, commissions, and departments. Also represents the County's interest in State and Federal Courts, tribunals, or administrative bodies. 
Social Worker I or II
SW-I: K108 (A) $26.12/hour
SW-II: K109 (A) $29.25/hour
Provides a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of the needs of the older adult population to maintain quality of life while aging in the community. Develops care services and research opportunities for community resources, and serves as a liaison between clients and caregivers, etc.  
Financial Specialist
K106 (A) $20.82/hour
Provides accounting support and coordination to County departments. Receives and records checks, creates receipts, and prepares checks for deposit. Manages County financial records, and supports account receivable/payable records and processes.
Legal Assistant
K106n $20.82/hour
Coordinates and maintains all case files handled by the Prosecuting Attorney's office. Processes court orders, maintains and updates legal cases, and stores in multiple databases. Coordinates the scheduling of all court events, reviewing and updating court docket schedules. Verifies sentencing information from court logs received by the courts and records the legal information. 
Manager - Park Service
K109 (A) $29.25/hour
Oversees the operations, scheduling, and staffing of park facilities, including 3 swimming beaches, 20 soccer field complex, group picnic areas, campgrounds, 2 dog parks, a wide variety of special park events, a historic mill, and over 1500 acres of public recreation park land.
Grants Analyst
K107 (A-I) $48,502.02-66,378.54
Performs accounting functions for the County by examining accounting documents, preparing journal entries, and resolving account discrepancies.  Maintains accurate financial records by monitoring, reviewing, and completing monthly reconciliations on assigned accounts. Completes the annual budget allocations for funds, managing, and monitoring the funds for budget variances.
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