The 13-member Board of Commissioners serves as a legislative body for the communities in Macomb County. The powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Board are established by Michigan law and the County Charter. Commissioners are elected to a two-year term every other year.
Each individual Commissioner represents one of the thirteen districts in Macomb County. Under the County Charter, some duties of the Board of Commissioners include adopting ordinances and resolutions, approving contracts of the County, submitting tax and ballot proposals to the electorate, appropriating funds, levying taxes and certain fees and authorizing borrowing.