Planning Commission is now the Community Advancement Committee

On November 13, 2023, the Board of Commissioners approved an Ordinance to Repeal the Montcalm County Planning Commission Ordinance. On December 11, 2023, the Board of Commissioners approved the Community Advancement Committee Bylaws; members will be appointed to the new committee at the Organizational meeting on January 3, 2024.

The committee will meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month quarterly at 2:00 p.m. at the Administration Building in the 3rd Floor conference Room at 211 West Main Street in Stanton.  Meeting Dates: January 22, April 10, July 10 and October 22, 2024

The committee will hold a work session on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 and Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.

Committee Members:

Darin Dood, Village of Lakeview

Lonnie Smith, Mid-Michigan District Health Department

Mike Falcon, Village of Howard City

Jakob Bigard, Montcalm Economic Alliance

Sarah Daily, Crystal Township Trustee

Jody Penrod, MTA Member

Larry Hummel, Business Owner

Brenda Taeter, County Controller

Adam Petersen, County Commissioner


Community Advancement Bylaws

Previously, the Montcalm County Planning Commission Ordinance was approved in September 2003 and the Commission was organized in January 2004. A new ordinance that complies with the Michigan Planning Enabling Act was adopted in September 2009.

The ordinance, by-laws, membership, and minutes are available by following the links below. The Montcalm County Fact Book, General Plan, and information on the Land Use Educator are also available on this page.

To review minutes from previous meetings, visit Meeting Agendas, Minutes & Postings on the home page or click here.