Kalamazoo County Amnesty Day Offers Help Resolving Minor Offenses

The City of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, Kalamazoo County 8th District Court, Kalamazoo County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney and Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department will host an Amnesty Day at the 8th District Court (227 W. Michigan Ave) on Friday, September 14.

Citizens of Kalamazoo will have the opportunity to address outstanding, low-level, non-violent misdemeanor warrants and charges with the goal of preventing incarceration. Criminal defense attorneys will be available to offer counsel to participants throughout the entire process.

Once participants have addressed their pending warrants and/or charges they will be directed to Bronson Park where social services agencies and other organizations will be available to assist in addressing some of the participants’ quality of life issues. Additionally, Michigan Works has volunteered to organize various employers looking to interview interested participants for potential employment opportunities.

Rev. Nathan Dannison, of the First Congregational Church (located at 345 West Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI. 49007) has donated space in his church for sanctuary and court prescreening on September 14 from 1 - 5 p.m. The court will close its doors at 6:00 p.m. The court and prosecutors cannot guarantee that every case will be completed that day, but cases that cannot be accommodated will be scheduled for a future court date.

For prescreening at First Congregational Church, please use the main entrance on the Michigan Ave., the rear entrance is currently under construction.

Individuals that have a scheduled arraignment or other court date are not eligible for this this program. This day is for individuals that have outstanding low-level nonviolent misdemeanor warrants only.

Contact: Assistant Chief Vernon Coakley, 269 337-8270

Fall/Winter 2018 View from the Curb now available!

The Fall/Winter 2018 View from the Curb is now available online! Find out important information about programs for City of Kalamazoo residents such as Leaf Collection, Brush Collection, Hydrant Flushing, Recycling, and more! The most recent View from the Curb is always available at www.kalamazoocity.org/vfc.

The View from the Curb is published once for the Spring/Summer seasons and once for the Fall/Winter seasons each year. It is mailed to Kalamazoo residents and copies are available at City of Kalamazoo offices. 

AmeriCorps Member Service Opportunity Available within Planning Division

City of Kalamazoo and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Neighborhood Projects Coordinator. The candidate will ideally begin service on October 1, 2018 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her term on July 31, 2019. The exact start and end date is confirmed by the Member Agreement of Participation. The individual selected to serve is not considered to be an employee of City of Kalamazoo or LISC.

The AmeriCorps member will be responsible for:

  • Organizing Imagine Kalamazoo projects
  • Assist City Planner and Neighborhood Activator with project coordination for WMU and K College service learning projects
  • Coordination of and outreach for neighborhood meetings in conjunction with the Neighborhood Activator
  • Assist Staff with public engagement planning

Complete details are available here:  pdf AmeriCorps Member Service Opportunity Details (54 KB)  

To apply, please send resume and cover letter o Christina Anderson, City Planner, City of Kalamazoo: 415 Stockbridge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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