Board of Commissioners

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The Ingham County Board of Commissioners is the governing body for the County of Ingham, exercising legislative and administrative functions. There are fourteen members on the Board, each elected on a partisan basis for two year terms from districts that are approximately equal in population.

Board Overview

Bryan Crenshaw, Chairperson
District 4
Victor Celentino, Vice Chairperson
District 1
Robin Naeyaert, Vice Chairperson Pro-Tem
District 14
Ryan Sebolt, District 2
Derrell Slaughter, District 3
Todd Tennis, District 5
Randy Maiville, District 6
Chris Trubac, District 7
Mark Grebner, District 8
Irene Cahill, District 9
Robert Peña, District 10
Emily Stivers, District 11
Mark Polsdofer, District 12
Randy Schafer, District 13

Ingham County Health Department Statement on Local Health Orders in Educational Setting

In regards to current local health orders in educational settings, please see the following statement from Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail and the Ingham County Health Department:

The Ingham County Health Department has received numerous inquiries regarding the status and legality of our local public health emergency orders for educational settings after the Governor signed the 2022 state budget bill which includes language that threatens public health funding. After consulting with legal counsel, it is now clear that the Health Departments retain the authority to issue and enforce their emergency orders. The boilerplate language, the written statement of the Governor, and the Michigan Constitution have been reviewed and analyzed and the boilerplate language will have no effect on the Ingham County Health Department, its budget, or existing public health orders.

The September 2, 2021 Emergency Orders, Mask Requirement for Educational Institutions and Settings (Ingham2021-2) and Isolation and Quarantine Order in Educational Settings (Ingham2021-3) will remain in effect until further notice from the Ingham County Health Officer. The Ingham County Health Department remains committed to protecting the public health and maintaining a healthy and safe school environment for our children.


Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact Info

Ingham County Courthouse
P.O. Box 319, Mason, MI 48854
Phone: (517) 676-7200
Fax: (517) 676-7264

Becky Bennett
Director, Board of Commissioners' Office

Senate Bill 82 Section 1222(4) Regarding Emergency Orders

Section 1222(4) of SB 82 states: If a local health officer has an emergency order under section 2453 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.2453, in effect as of October 1, 2021, the funds appropriated in part 1 for essential local public health services are unappropriated. This subsection does not apply if a county board of commissioners passes a nonbinding resolution by a record roll call vote to support any emergency orders the local health officer has in effect on October 1 of the current fiscal year.

The Ingham County Board of Commissioners did take action necessary to address Section 1222(4) of SB 82 at the September 28, 2021 meeting of the Board of Commissioners.adopted Resolution 21-479 which supports current emergency orders as determined by Ingham County Health Officer Pursuant to State of Michigan Public Health Code, Public Act 368 of 1978, Section 2453.