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Planning & Performance Improvement

Planning Commission


Doug R. Zylstra
County Commissioner
Francisco C. Garcia
County Commissioner
Timothy Grifhorst
Road Commissioner

Nathan Pyle
David Kraker
Public Health
Terry Hossink

Ted Malefyt
Education/Public School District
Kirk Perschbacher
Natural Resources
Ric Gajewski
Information Technology


The County Planning Commission was created pursuant to MCL 125.101 et seq. (Act 282 of 1945 as amended) through an ordinance passed by the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners on August 8, 1989. That ordinance authorizes the Planning Commission to establish Rules and Bylaws to govern its operations.

County Planning Commissions are directed by State Statute to establish county development plans that promote the health, safety, morals, order, convenience, prosperity, and general welfare of county residents. Further, County Planning Commissions are given the authority to conduct studies, investigations, and surveys related to the economic, social, environmental, and physical development of the County.

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