Area Community Services Employment & Training Council (ACSET) was established in 1985 to provide both direct customer services and resource-allocation administrative services through its four major divisions: Central Administration, Administrative Services, and the Michigan Works! Division. Their mission is to create opportunities for economic self-sufficiency for low-income, economically disadvantaged, elderly, disabled, unemployed, and underemployed individuals and dislocated workers.
ACSET is governed by a board of Local Elected Officials. The current representative for Barry County is Commissioner Ben Geiger.