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If you are seeking zoning information, please contact the specific Township government using the documents listed below (which are maintained by the Equalization Department):


The Planning Commission is an seven member commission appointed by the County Board of Commissioners. Planning Commissioners are appointed to three year terms.

Mission Statement

The Planning Commission is a local nonpolitical unit of the Benzie County government providing services that are directed by the Michigan Planning Enabling Act 33 of 2008  to establish planning for the County; to promote safety, health, and general welfare.

Major Objectives

  • Adopt, amend or review the county master plan;
  • Work to objectively implement the county master plan;
  • Encourage intergovernmental cooperation and communication by identifying common planning goals among local units of government for county wide comprehensive planning;
  • Provide an annual oral and or written report to legislative bodies of the county concerning its operation and status of planning activities;
  • Engage the public on planning issues within the county and provide educational opportunities wherever possible;
  • Provide an annual capital improvement plan. Review and comment on proposed capital improvement projects of the county.

Contact Person

Name: Peg Minster
Home Phone:  231-378-2259
Mobile Phone: 231-357-7145

Email:     Email Peg        Email Susan

Board Members

Chairperson:  Peg Minster
Vice Chair:      Nena Bondarenko
Secretary:         Susan Zenker
Members:         Lori Hill
                          Evan Waresecke
                          Coury Carland
                          Walter Roch von Rochsburg


Dates & Time: 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Commissioners' Room
Benzie County Government Center
448 Court Place
Beulah, MI 49617
Regular Meeting Dates for 2017 - PDF document, 1 page, 32 kB

The Benzie County Administrator's Office handles all FOIA requests for the BCPC.   

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