The primary mission of Allegan County government is to provide high quality service to the public.
The Office of County Administration was established by a resolution of the Allegan County Board of Commissioners on October 27, 1987, under the authority granted by MSA 5.335. The main function of the Administration Office are to serve as daily representation for the Board of Commissioners to the general public and to federal, state, and county offices, and to carry out legislative policy and directives of the Board of Commissioners. The Financial Services and the Human Resources Departments are located within the Administrative Office and are highlighted further, individually.
There are 14 positions working under the Administrative Office consisting of:
- County Administrator
- Deputy County Administrator
- Executive Assistant
- Administrative Services Assistant
- Executive Director of Finance
- Accounting Manager
- Accounting Specialist
- Grants Coordinator
- Accounts Payable Specialist
- Executive Director of Human Resources
- Human Resources Manager
- Employment and Recruitment Specialist
- Payroll Specialist
- Wellness Coordinator
In addition to immediate staff, the following departments directly report to the County Administrator: Facilities Management, Information Services, Allegan County Health Department, E-911 Central Dispatch, LIS, Parks and Recreation, Equalization, Department of Senior/Veteran Services, and Transportation.
The primary responsibilities of the Administrative Offices include research, development and implementation of County policies; financial and personnel management; serving as a liaison between County offices and the Board of Commissioners; coordination of internal service departments and other departments as directed by the Board.