Celebrating a Transformational 2024 Budget 


After careful consideration and extensive deliberations, the Board of Commissioners has officially approved the 2024 Budget and Capital Improvement Plan, and it comes with some exciting developments that will positively impact our employees and our community. 


The 2024 budget includes funding for several transformational projects. These initiatives demonstrate our commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our employees and the community we serve. Some of these projects include:

Child Care Assistance Fund (Pilot Project for Eligible Employees):
We understand the challenges many of our employees face in balancing work and family life. As part of the 2024 budget, we are piloting a Child Care Assistance Fund through the Michigan Tri-Share Childcare Program to help eligible employees access affordable child care services.
Relief from Medical Debt:
We are launching an initiative to relieve Kalamazoo County residents of an estimated $89 million in medical debt, supporting our community members during challenging times.
Emergency Fund for Employees:
Life can be unpredictable, and we want to provide a safety net for our team members. The 2024 budget also includes piloting an Emergency Fund for Employees to assist in times of unexpected financial difficulties. The program is in development, so eligible expenses have not been determined yet.
We are excited about the positive impact these changes will have in Kalamazoo County. We highly encourage everyone to review the 2024 budget book online to see all the New Initiatives funded and Capital Improvement Projects funded. We look forward to a bright and prosperous 2024 as we work together to achieve our goals and make a positive impact on the lives of our employees and the community.
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
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New Pet Intake
Procedure at KCASE

In response to the increasing number of pet intakes, particularly owner surrenders, the Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement Department is introducing an online surrender form along with additional resources to help pet owners. The "Dog Days of Summer Rates" have also been extended, discounting dog adoptions to $80 and cats to only $40.

Pet Resources
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Flu Clinic &
The Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department invites the community to a spooktacular event combining a flu clinic from 3-7 p.m. and a Trunk-or-Treat from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 24 at its 311 E. Alcott Street location. Furry friends with West Michigan Therapy Dogs will join the flu clinic starting at 4 p.m.
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Take the Climate Action & Climate Justice Survey
This survey is the first step in the creation of a Climate Action and Climate Justice Plan for Kalamazoo County. Please take a moment to fill out this survey on how climate change is impacting you and your community today, and help us envision a climate-prepared community. All responses will be kept private. 
Nov. 7 General Election 
Kalamazoo County voters have an election coming up on Nov. 7. Voters will have the chance to vote on a new millage to fund the Kalamazoo County Veterans Service Office. To learn what else will be on your ballot, visit the County Clerk's webpage. Absentee ballots are now available through your city or township clerk.
Upcoming Events
The Hot Tub & Swim Spa Sale

Expo North
Kalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Pet Show
Expo South
MiCareerQuest Southwest Family Night

Expo North, Expo South, Main 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:
Attorney II - Assistant Prosecutor
K110 (A) $68,142.12
Represents the citizens on behalf of the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney (OPA) by reviewing, enforcing, and litigating criminal, child abuse, neglect, delinquency, child support, and other quasi-criminal and civil matters. Advocates for the OPA's position in various hearings, such as preliminary examinations, motions, restitution, and probation violations.
Nurse I & II
K108 (A) $54,323.16 K109 (A) $60,840.96
Coordinates care for clients and families. Performs home visits (in-person and telehealth) following the Nurse-Family Partnership model. Develops therapeutic relationships with families, conducts assessments, and provides education, support, and referrals for enrolled families.
Sheriff's Deputy -
Road Patrol
D-19 (A) $25.41/hour
Operates emergency vehicles and patrols County areas to enforce traffic laws and respond to emergencies or other calls for assistance from the dispatcher. Investigates traffic accidents, domestic disturbances, and reports of criminal activity; conduct surveillance/searches and gather evidence. 
K108 (A) $26.12/hour
Supports maintenance requests and maintains an inventory of repair parts. Maintains plumbing systems. Responds to service problems with drains, faucets, and hot water. Troubleshoots pneumatic systems. Maintains backflow devices.
Court Security Deputy
Oversees security of court facilities assigned to them. Secures buildings and conducts security inspections of those who enter County or Court property. Intervenes in difficult situations and summons additional law enforcement.
Customer Service Specialist
K104 (A) $17.21/hour
Provides customer front desk support, including answering phone calls, emails, and inquiries regarding animal-related problems and legal issues. Documents citizen complaints and quarantines, facilitates the sale of dog licenses, and processes animal surrenders and adoptions. 
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201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49007

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