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Planning Commission

The Pere Marquette Township Planning Commission is the body created through the authority of the Michigan Planning Enabling Act (33 of 2008).  Members are selected for 3-year staggered terms by the Township Supervisor, and appointed by the Township Board.

Member  Position Term ending
 Jim Nordlund, Jr.  Chairperson   December 2024
 Deb Del Zoppo  Vice-Chairperson  December 2025
 Steve Winczewski  Member  December 2026
 Sarah Iteen  Township Board Liaison  December 2024
 Megan Tresnak  Member & Liaison to ZBA  December 2025
 Bill Perry  Secretary (eff. 5.16.2023)  December 2026
 Jeremy Wagner  Member  December 2024

The Planning Enabling Act charges the Planning Commission with responsibility for:

  • Development of the Zoning Ordinance
  • Reviewing proposed developments, special use permits, and rezoning applications
  • Preparation, adoption, amendment of a Master Plan
  • Various recommendations to the Township Board

Comprehensive Plan  

In 2021, the Planning Commission began the process of reviewing and updating the Pere Marquette Charter Township Comprehensive Plan. 
On April 4, 2023, the proposed updates to the Plan were adopted by the Planning Commission.  A link to the recently adopted version is HERE.  See the revised FUTURE LAND USE MAP as its own document.

As of December 1, 2023, the Michigan Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics approved the most current copy of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for the Mason County Airport.  Because a substantial portion of the Airport lies within Pere Marquette Charter Township, the ALP is required to be filed with the local planning agency.  For further details on the regulations related to airports, please feel free to contact either the Airport Manager or the Mason County Zoning Director.

2024 Regular Meeting Schedule  (Subject to change with appropriate noticing.)

Contact Information           

231.845.1277, option 2 or ext.231
Pere Marquette Charter Township
1699 S. Pere Marquette Hwy.
Ludington, MI  49431 

Zoning Administrator
Kristin Lange: