The Ingham County Board of Commissioners will be returning to in-person meetings starting on July 15th, 2021 with the Law & Courts Committee meeting.
With the current local State of Emergency ending on June 30th, 2021, the Board of Commissioners will not be extending this beyond this date. As a local State of Emergency was one of the qualifying reasons to hold virtual meetings according to the Open Meetings Act as amended, the Board of Commissioners will no longer be able to meet virtually.
The Board of Commissioners will still allow the public to participate virtually and will have this option available at each meeting. Information on how to participate virtually can be found on the Board of Commissioners website, bc.ingham.org by clicking on the meeting information for the link to each meeting.
“As we discussed returning to in-person meetings, we felt it was important to allow an option for the public to participate virtually” stated Board of Commissioners Chairperson Bryan L. Crenshaw. “We have seen an increase of public comment/participation from members of the public that we did not see before because our full Board of Commissioners meetings are held in Mason, which limits individuals attending. Being able to join virtually and provide public comment is a great way for the public to be part of our meetings and helps us make informed decisions.”
Committee meetings for the Board of Commissioners will take place at the Human Services Building in Conference Room A and full Board of Commissioners meetings will take place in the Community Room at the Ingham County Fairgrounds until further notice, if the public wishes to participate in person.