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Board of Commissioners

Vaughn J. Begick, Chair
Thomas M. Herek, Vice Chair
Dennis R. Poirier, Sergeant at Arms

Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Suite 405
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5125
Voice: (989) 895-4136

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 third (previously 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 2023-2024

Left to Right - Tim Banaszak (2nd), Colleen Maillette (4th), Thomas Herek (5th), Kaysey L. Radtke (6th), Dennis R. Poirier (7th), Kathy Niemiec (1st), Vaughn J. Begick (3rd), & Jim Barcia (County Executive)

Bay County Voting Precinct Map

First District (Map)
Kathy Niemiec (R)

Second District (Map)
Tim Banaszak (R)

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

Fourth District (Map)
 Colleen Maillette (D)

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

Sixth District (Map)
Kaysey L. Radtke (D)

Seventh District (Map)
Dennis R. Poirier (R)

Staff members for the Bay County Board of Commissioners

Board Coordinator
Lindsey Arsenault 
(989) 895-4136

Meeting Agenda and Calendars - 2023


Ways & Means Agenda


Board of Commissioners Agenda

Personnel / Human Services Agenda

Approved Board of Commission Minutes

JANUARY 3, 2023

FEBRUARY 7, 2023

MARCH 7, 2023


JANUARY 17, 2023

FEBRUARY 21, 2023

MARCH 21, 2023


JANUARY 10, 2023

FEBRUARY 14, 2023

MARCH 14, 2023

Meeting Results

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

Committee Assignments

Board members sit on a variety of committees and boards throughout the community. View 2023 Committee Assignment Packet, as revised.

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.

 2023 Board Appointments

The Bay County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications for appointment to the Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health Authority as follows:

1. Four (4) members each for a three (3) year term commencing April 1, 2023 and expiring March 31, 2026.

2. One (1) member for an unexpired term commencing upon appointment and expiring March 31, 2024.


All applicants must be 18 years of age and be a Bay County resident. The appointments will be made by the Board of Commissioners on March 21, 2023.

Applications for these appointments are available in the Board of Commissioners’ Office, 515 Center Avenue, Bay City, MI 48708. Application can also be made via the County’s web page www.baycounty-mi.gov. As there are two (2) application forms for appointment on the Board of Commissioner’s web page, the application required for this appointment is the BABHA Application for Appointment.

Applications must be submitted to the Board of Commissioners’ Office no later than Noon, Wednesday, March 1, 2023.



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