Kalamazoo County

County will also contribute $200,000 a year throughout 20 year lease

Kalamazoo one of three counties chosen to participate in five year program

County officials say local and state programs that help homeowners keep their property are having an effect.

Battani says Kalamazoo County could face a budget shortfall of about $82 million within the next five years unless changes are made.


The head of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Kalamazoo is stepping down after less than a year on the job. MLive Kalamazoo reports the Deb Buchholtz announced her resignation today, March 22nd. The former chairwoman of the Kalamazoo County Commission joined Big Brothers Big Sisters last July. Bucholtz says she wants to pursue new opportunities that are “closer to my small-business roots”.