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Applications Open for $2.1M in Affordable Housing Funding


Kalamazoo County is doubling down on its commitment to addressing the local housing crisis by providing additional funding opportunities for supportive services and multi-family housing projects and for removing barriers to housing. Applications are now open for more than $2 million through April 24 and May 1, respectively.


For more information or to apply:

Pipes outside Kalamazoo wastewater facility

County Administrators Tour Kalamazoo Wastewater Facility


Administrator Kevin Catlin and Deputy Administrators Terrell Cole and Lyndi Warner accompanied by City Manager Jim Ritsema recently toured the Kalamazoo Water and Wastewater Treatment facility. The tour, led by Public Service Director James Baker PE and his leadership team, provided valuable insights into the groundwater method of providing drinking water and the treatment process for wastewater that is often taken for granted by many people.

The dedication and passion of the public servants who lead the Kalamazoo Water and Sewer System should be commended, as they provide an essential resource to the community while also protecting the environment. The Kalamazoo Public Water Supply System is the second largest groundwater-based drinking water system in Michigan and is ranked one of the lowest for water rates out of the state's largest systems. The system has also been recognized for its wellhead protection program and exemplary source water protection.

Terrell Cole, Deputy County Administrator for Internal Services, Kevin Catlin, County Administrator/Controller, and Lyndi Warner, Deputy County Administrator for External Services in yellow hardhats

With a capacity to provide 19 million gallons of water on an average day to nearly 200,000 customers in 11 jurisdictions, the Kalamazoo Water and Sewer System is a critical infrastructure for the community. The system's approximately 831 miles of water main and 6,225 hydrants demonstrate its vast reach and capabilities.

(L-R): Terrell Cole, Deputy County Administrator for Internal Services, Kevin Catlin, County Administrator/Controller, and Lyndi Warner, Deputy County Administrator for External Services

Overall, the Kalamazoo Water and Sewer System is a system that the community can be proud of and have confidence in its ability to support the region's growing needs while also protecting the environment. The efforts taken by the system's leadership team and employees should be recognized and appreciated for their essential role in maintaining the system's operations and services. You can learn more during Public Services Week May 21-27, 2023!

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.
Latest Updates
Adoptable Cats Only
$40 Thanks to Donor

Thanks to a generous donor, all adult adoptable cats at Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement are only $40. Pets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Campgrounds Open
Next Week on April 21
Kalamazoo County campgrounds open next week on April 21. Camping is available at Cold Book & Markin Glen County Parks. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling (269) 383-8778.

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Get Tested During
STI Awareness Month

April is Sexually Transmitted Infection Awareness Month. HCS provides provide little-to-no-cost testing and treatment services, and free prevention tools. Prevent further spread of STIs and get tested.

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Upcoming Events
Pinball at the Zoo

Expo South
Kingdom Crusader Cup

River Oaks County Park
Kalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Pet Expo

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Join Our Team
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:
Intern - HCS Environmental Health
Researches, plans, and implements a community-wide mosquito and tick surveillance program. Provides reports and assists with other grant-related activities as the funding source requires.
Laboratory Scientist
K-8 (A-I) $54,323.16 - $74,344.74
Performs essential testing and provides laboratory technical support to HCS clinics and program, including collecting, processing, and transferring specimens to MDHHS as necessary. Provides education and consultation to HCS staff and other regional agencies.
Chief Deputy Treasurer
K112 (A-I) $85,478.04 - $116,982.78
Collaborates with the Treasurer and promotes the financial sustainability of the County. Directs the comprehensive management of the department's administration and operations.
State Liaison - Circuit Friend of the Court
K104 (A) $17.21/hour
Researches neglect, delinquency, probate, and domestic matters to ensure child support accounting is accurate and under court orders. Manages daily alerts regarding custody changes, public assistance discrepancies, and possible overpayments to the state.
AFSCME Union $15.48/hour
Provides cleaning services for County buildings, including cleaning offices, changes light bulbs or buffing floors, and moving furniture as needed and directed for cleaning.
Seasonal Park Attendant
Issues park permits, collects fees, and monitors vehicles for valid permits. Assists with event preparation, set-up, and operation. 
Assists in providing clean, well-maintained, and safe facilities by performing janitorial duties, and maintenance work.
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