Kalamazoo County


An online petition calls on Kalamazoo County, the city of Kalamazoo and the state of Michigan to divest any public funds from gun and ammunition manufacturers. 

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Kalamazoo County spent more than a year looking for an administrator after Peter Battani left in October 2014.  After two searches, the Board of Commissioners voted to hire Terrence Neuzil, who was previously an elected supervisor in Johnson County, Iowa. Neuzil, now on the job just over a month, spoke with WMUK’s WestSouthwest about how he’ll approach the county’s top executive role.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Kalamazoo County Commission has approved the salary and benefits package it will offer to prospective county administrator Terrence Neuzil. Commissioners voted last week to hire Neuzil, who is a county supervisor in Iowa.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo County has approved a plan that would move its health department to Kalamazoo’s Edison neighborhood. County commissioners voted on Tuesday to buy three acres on East Alcott Street. The county intends to build a new facility on that land for Health and Community Services.

Currently the department rents space in Nazareth. Deputy County Administrator John Faul says that building is less than ideal for employees and for patients.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Kalamazoo County Commission has taken a decisive step toward hiring a new county administrator. Board members voted 7 to 4 on Thursday to offer the job to Terrence Neuzil, the elected supervisor of Johnson County, Iowa.