Board of Commissioners

Vaughn J. Begick, Chair
Thomas M. Herek, Vice Chair
Kaysey L. Radtke, 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)
 To be determined

Staff members for the Bay County Board of Commissioners

Board Coordinator
Lindsey Arsenault 
(989) 895-4136

Meeting Agenda and Calendars - 2024

Click here to download the June 2024 Board of Commissioners calendar

Click here to download the July 2024 Board of Commissioners calendar


Ways & Means Agenda


Board of Commissioners Agenda

Personnel / Human Services Agenda


Committee of the Whole 

JANUARY 3, 2024



JANUARY 16, 2024

FEBRUARY 20, 2024

MARCH 19, 2024

APRIL 16, 2024

MAY 21, 2024

JUNE 18, 2024

JULY 16, 2024

JANUARY 9, 2024


FEBRUARY 6, 2024

FEBRUARY 13, 2024

MARCH 5, 2024


APRIL 2, 2024

APRIL 9, 2024

MAY 7, 2024

MAY 14, 2024

JUNE 4, 2024


JULY 2, 2024




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 2024 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.

 2024 Board Appointments

Current Board Appointed Openings:


Resources and Links