Two appointments, made by the Board of Commissioners
This Board is considered part of the general membership of the Michigan County Social Services Association (MCSSA). MCSSA is composed of 79, 3-member county boards and 2 5-member boards, each of which covers 2 counties. The mission of MCSSA is to service Michigan residents by advocating for humane and effective human services systems, and facilitating education and training opportunities for members, elected officials and communities.
The Department of Human Services Board functions include:
Annually review family independence programs operating within the county
Develop policy for and supervise family independence programs authorized by the county board of commissioners or financed solely from county funds or county administered funds
Develop and administer employment programs and work training projects complementary to, and not in conflict with, state programs
Review and submit recommendations on all contracts involving programs administered by the family independence agency proposed to be entered into between the state agency and public or private agencies