Commissioner Archie H. Bailey - District 7

Commissioner Archie H. Bailey


County Commissioner Archie H. Bailey was elected to his first term on the Genesee County Board of Commissioners in 2002.  He represents the citizens of the 7th County Commissioner District.  He has previously served as Chairperson of the Board of Commissioners in 2007 and serves on several committees and boards such as the Board of Health, the Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Community Mental Health Board of Directors. In 2003, Commissioner Bailey chaired a Board sub-committee that created a prescription drug discount program for county residents without drug insurance coverage. He has also worked to promote the Genesee Health Plan.  In 2009, Governor Granholm appointed Commissioner Bailey to the Commission on Juvenile Justice.

Prior to his election to the Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Bailey served as a school board member and later as a Mott Community College trustee.  Commissioner Bailey was appointed by former Governor James J. Blanchard to positions on the Ferris State University Board of Trustees, where he served as Chairperson, and to the Michigan Higher Education Assistance Authority.  Commissioner Bailey served the City of Flushing as a councilman and was Flushing's first popularly elected mayor.  He served as mayor for three terms.

Commissioner Bailey is a retired public school educator.  He has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.  Commissioner Bailey has two daughters and four grandchildren.  He can be contacted via email at