Materials from local communities that are to be reviewed and decided on by the County Planning Commission are due the first Wednesday of the month, preceding the third Wednesday of every month, by 5 p.m. Please refer to the monthly schedule in the table below for exact dates.

Please Click Here to Access the Fillable County Planning and Zoning Amendment Form

Planning Commission Members

Planning Commissioners (From Left to Right): Margaret Burkholder, Dennis Bowdoin, Jason Schrock, William Call, Bill Anderson, Matt Ikle, Paul Funk

Planning Commissioner Geographic Representation Interest Representation Current Term Ends
Paul Funk Oceola Township Residential October 31, 2025
Dennis Bowdoin Conway Township Agriculture October 31, 2024
Matt Ikle, Vice-Chair Genoa Township Transportation October 31, 2026
Margaret Burkholder Oceola Township Industrial October 31, 2026
Jason Shrock Putnam Township Education October 31, 2024
Bill Anderson, Chair City of Brighton Commercial October 31, 2025
Bill Call, Secretary Handy Township Recreation October 31, 2024



For 2023, all Planning Commission meetings will be held both in-person and remotely on Zoom. County Planning Commissioners and staff will meet in-person in the County Board meeting chambers on the 2nd floor of the County Administration Building at 6:30 p.m. Audience participants are welcome to attend either in-person or via Zoom by using the meeting link below. The County Board of Commissioner’s Zoom Meeting Room is used for Planning Commission meetings and other Planning Department-related online meetings and activities.

Cutoff Date to Receive Case Information Meeting Dates Meeting Packet Materials Agenda Approved Minutes
5:00 P.M.., 1st Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise specified 6:30 P.M.., 3rd Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise specified Meeting Agenda and Planning Department Staff Review in one packet Minutes are only posted after approval at the Planning Commission’s subsequent meeting
January 4 January 18 Packet Agenda Minutes
February 1 February 15 Packet Agenda Minutes
March 1 March 15 Packet Agenda Minutes
April 5 April 19 Packet Agenda Minutes
May 3 May 17 Packet Agenda Minutes
June 7 June 21 Packet Agenda Minutes
July 5 July 19 Packet Agenda Minutes
August 2 August 16 Packet Agenda Minutes
September 6 September 20 Packet Agenda Minutes
October 4 October 18 Packet Agenda Minutes
November 1 November 15 Packet Agenda
December 6 December 20


Ordinance & By-Laws

The roles and responsibilities of the Planning Commission and its’ members are prescribed and directed by the County Planning Commission Ordinance and By-Laws, under the authority bestowed to it by the Michigan State Planning Enabling Act – MZEA (MCL 125.3801, et seq., Act 33 of 2008, as amended) and the Livingston County Board of Commissioners (Resolution No. 2013-03-079, March 4, 2013.)

Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Department of Planning office at (517) 546-7555.

Department of Planning
Scott Barb

Scott Barb
Planning Director



(517) 546-7555


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays


304 E Grand River Ave
Suite 206
Howell, MI 48843