Planning Commission


To prepare and adopt physical plans for the City; and to review development proposals, both private and public, regarding their consistency with City plans.

Creation of the City Planning Commission required by City Charter Section 160 and by Section 1220 of the City Code of Ordinances.

Please see the current efforts made by the Planning Commission to address the Housing Supply in the City

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This Commission consists of 9 voting members. 

Membership consists of the following:

  • Six persons appointed by the Mayor with approval of the City Commission (3-year terms).
  • One administrative official selected by the City Manager with approval of the City Commission (3-year term). 
  • Two members of the City Commission selected by that Body.
  • One non-voting student liaison (2-year term).

Staff Liaison:

Shawn Winter
Planning Director

(231) 922-4778

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Board Members

Debra Hershey, Chairperson
Initial Apt. Date: 10/04/2021
Termination: 11/11/2024

AnnaMarie Dituri, Vice Chairperson
Initial Apt. Date: 04/15/2019
Termination: 11/11/2024

Shea M. O'Brien, Secretary
Initial Apt. Date: 01/16/2024
Termination: 11/09/2026

Jackie Anderson (City Commission Rep)
Initial Apt. Date: 11/13/2023
Termination: 11/08/2027

Jess Heller
Initial Apt. Date: 01/16/2024
Termination: 11/10/2025

David Knapp
Initial Apt. Date: 11/14/2022
Termination: 11/10/2025

Brian McGillivary
Initial Apt. Date: 01/16/2024
Termination: 11/09/2026

Mitchell Treadwell (City Commission Rep)
Initial Apt. Date: 11/08/2021
Termination: 11/08/2027

Jerry Swanson (Administrative Official)
Initial Apt. Date: 06/17/2024
Termination: 11/10/2025

Madeleine George, Student Liaison