The Board of Commissioners is the governing body and the major policy approval center for county government.  It is the legislative body with authority over most aspects of the county.  Oceana County has a seven-member board with each member elected for two-year terms. The Board has Constitutional, statutory, and discretionary duties it performs.  A few examples from these three categories are:

  • Develop and adopt an annual balanced budget
  • Monitor revenues and expenditures
  • Perform an annual audit of financial systems
  • Approve tax levies and a variety of equalization reports
  • Set compensation for all elected officials, appointed officials, and employees
  • Appoint a number of officials and/or citizens to various boards and commissions
  • Establish management and personnel policies and procedures
  • Provide for county participation in several multi-jurisdictional human service programs
  • And many other duties not explicitly listed.  Many of these other duties are carried out by an appointed County Administrator.
Board of Commissioners
District 1
Tim BeggsEmail: tbeggs@oceana.mi.us
Townships of Claybanks, Benona, Golden, and Pentwater
District 4
Paul EricksonEmail: perickson@oceana.mi.us
Townships of Weare, Crystal, Colfax, Leavitt, and Newfield
District 2
Phil Morse
Email: pmorse@oceana.mi.us
Townships of Shelby and Ferry
District 5
Robert Walker
7389 Michigan Avenue
Rothbury, Michigan 49452
(231) 894-9541
Email: rwalker@oceana.mi.us
Townships of Grant, Otto and Greenwood
District 3
Craig Hardy
Email: chardy@oceana.mi.us
Hart City and the Townships of Hart and Elbridge