Alpena County Commissioners Office
720 W. Chisholm Street Suite #7
Alpena, MI 49707-2453
Phone: (989) 354-9500
FAX (989) 354-9648

Tammy Sumerix-Bates
Executive Manager

Lynn Bunting

Publications and Resources

How State and Local Governments Operate

Recycling: Alpena County Recycling Information

Ground of facility Use

The Michigan Open Meetings Act & Freedom of Information Act


Minutes and Agendas of the Board
2013 Minutes of the Board
2014 Minutes of the Board
2015 Minutes of the Board
2016 Minutes of the Board
2017 Minutes of the Board
2018 Minutes of the Board
2018 Addendum to the Full Board Agenda for December

Alpena County Regional Airport
2015 Agendas
2016 Agendas
2017 Agendas
2018 Agendas
2018 Committee Schedule

Commissioners Profile

District#1 City
Brad McRoberts (R)

District #2 City
Robert Adrian (D)

District # 3 City
Dave Karschnick (R)

District #4 Alpena Twp
Bill Peterson (R)

District # 5 Alpena Twp
Brenda Fournier (R)

District# 6 Maple Ridge, Long Rapids
Ronald McDonald (R)

District #7 Wilson, Green, LR, Wellington
Kevin Burr (R)

District #8 Sanborn, Ossineke
John Kozlowski (R)

2014 Older Persons Committee:
Jeff Kowalski, Germaine Stoppa, Tom Imel, Tammy Schultz, Craig Zelazny, Scot McKenzie, and Herb Gamage.


County Commissioners are elected officials who oversee county activities and work to ensurethatcitizenconcerns are met, federal and state requirements are fulfilled, and county operations runsmoothly.

County commissioners spend a lot of time working with and representing people. They attend regular meetings of the county board as well as meetings of board sub-committees and county-related boards and commissions. They represent county concerns before local, state and national boards and commissions, including school boards, city councils, township boards, and stateand federal offices. County commissioners work with constituents and respondto constituent concerns.

While no minimum education or prior experience is required for becoming a county commissioner, individual backgrounds and personalities can enhance the effectiveness of county commissioners. Useful experiences include having operateda business; service on a township, school board or city council; involvement in community activities; and managementexperience. Personal traits that can benefit county commissioners include a sense ofhumor, an open mind, a vision of where county government should go, an ability to compromise, and an ability to delegate. Effective communication and negotiation skills are also important, sincecounty commissioners spend a lot of time communicating and negotiating.

Commissionersí terms are two years. Newly elected commissioners take office the first Monday in January following their election.

Public Interests

2019 A&M of the Board 2019 Minutes of the Board

All board minutes are not officially approved until the next board meeting. The Alpena County Board of Commissioners meets monthly at 1:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), in the Howard Male Conference Room of the Alpena County Annex Building. Minutes are official once approved at the following months meeting. Please click here to view the minutes.
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Board of Commissioners Information

Board Agenda and Packets
2019 Board Appointed
2019 Commissioners
2019 Committee Structure
2019 Finance, Maintenance, Recreation Committee Dates
2019 Full Board Dates
2019 IT Ad Hoc Meeting Dates
2019 Personnel Committee Dates

Board of Commissioners District Map
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Alpena County Regional Airport Information

2019 Agendas
2019 Committee Schedule

Ambulance Information

Ambulance Funding Training Reimbursement
Alpena County Ambulance Fund - Funding Request
Alpena County Ambulance Fund Fiscal Policy and Procedure


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Alpena, MI 49707

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