Board of Commissioners

Thomas M. Herek, Chair
Michael J. Duranczyk, Vice Chair
Vaughn Begick, Sergeant at Arms

Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Suite 405
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5125
Voice: (989) 895-4120
Fax: (989) 895-4226

Front Row from Left:Ernie Krygier , Thomas M. Herek (Chairman), Kim J. Coonan,

Back Row from Left:  Michael E. Lutz, Vaughn J. Begick  (Sergeant at Arms), Michael J. Duranczyk (Vice Chairman) Tom Ryder

Your county commissioner is your representative in county government. Your commissioner is most effective in representing your concerns at county committee meetings and Board of Commissioners' meetings.

The Board of Commissioners of Bay County is the legislative body and discharges its duties as required by federal and state law. It is the function of the Board of Commissioners to: set policy for the county, adopt and monitor an annual budget, equalize property tax assessments, set fees, contract for a yearly audit of all county funds, and implement the recommendations of its auditing firm to ensure the legal and efficient use of tax dollars.

The Board of Commissioners appoints other specific boards and commissions, adopts ordinances, buys land for county use, sells county-owned property, and enters into contracts and agreements on behalf of Bay County.

The Board of Commissioners meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers on the fourth floor of the Bay County Building.

Bay County Commissioners 2017-2018

Bay County Voting Precinct Map

First District (Map)
Michael J. Duranczyk (D)

Second District (Map)
Ernie Krygier (D)

Third District (Map)
Vaughn J. Begick (R)

Fourth District (Map)
Kim J. Coonan (D)

Fifth District (Map)
Thomas M. Herek (D)

Sixth District (Map)
Tom Ryder (D)

Seventh District (Map)
Michael E. Lutz (D)

Staff members for the Bay County Board of Commissioners

Financial Analyst
Robert Redmond
(989) 895-4125

Board Coordinator
Deanne Berger
(989) 895-4121

Meeting Agenda and Calendars

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Agenda for the Board of Commissioners meetings, as well as those for the Personnel/Human Services, and Ways and Means committees' meetings are posted here as they are finalized, generally no later than the Friday before a scheduled board or committee meeting.

Calendar of Board & Committee Meetings:

Ways & Means Agenda


Board of Commissioners Agenda

Personnel / Human Services Agenda

Approved Board of Commission Minutes

Meeting Results

Results of Bay County Board of Commissioners meetings are posted at Board Meeting Results archive following regular and special meetings.

Video of Commissioners Meetings

Video of the Commissioners Meetings are available on the video webpage. You can expect to find the video of each board meeting available for viewing a day or two after it takes place.

Committee Assignments

Board members sit on a variety of committees and boards throughout the community. Click here to view the committee roster packet.

Boards and Commissions

Below are lists of Bay County Boards and Commissions, which include the description of the board or commission, members, date of appointments, and term expiration date. Click the link for more information.

2018 Board Appointments

Resources and Links