Planning Commission

Planning Commission Responsibilities

The role of the Planning Commission is to:

  • Write and updates the Master Plan
  • Draft new zoning regulations and keep the Zoning Ordinance up-to-date
  • Conduct public hearings on Special Use Permits and proposed zoning ordinance amendments
  • Reviews and recommends approval of commercial site plans (Level B Site Plan Review Requirements)
  • Make land use recommendations to the City Council

Contact Planning Commission staff:


  • 6 p.m.
  • 2nd Monday of every month
  • City Hall
    210 State Street
    Council Chambers
    Charlevoix, MI 49720

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Notices of Planning Commission public hearings are published as classified legal advertisements in the Charlevoix Courier newspaper prior to the public hearing date in accordance with the applicable state statute.


  • Sherm Chamberlain, Chair
    Term expires: April 2019
    210 E Lincoln
    Charlevoix, MI 49720
    Office Phone: 231-547-6882
    Home Phone: 231-547-7046
  • R.J. Waddell, Vice Chair
    Term expires: April 2020
    303 Antrim Street
    Charlevoix, MI 49720
    Home Phone: 231-547-2462
    Cell Phone: 231-881-4445
  • Ben Edwards
    Term expires: April 2021
    116 E. Upright
    Charlevoix, MI 49720
    Cell Phone: 616-894-0556
  • Toni Felter
    Term expires: April 2020
    116 E Hurlbut
    Charlevoix, MI 49720
    Home Phone: 231-547-5315
    Cell Phone: 231-881-5395
  • Brian Gelb
    Term expires: April 2019
    105 E Dixon
    Charlevoix, MI 49720
    Cell Phone: 231-838-2593
  • Rick Golding
    Term expires: April 2019
    12 Chicago Club Drive
    Charlevoix, MI 49720
    Cell Phone: 231-818-9448
  • Dennis Halverson
    Term expires: April 2020
    104 Overlook Drive
    Charlevoix, MI 49720
    Cell Phone: 231-675-8701
  • Jennifer Muladore
    Term expires: April 2021
    1020 Strout Court
    Charlevoix, MI 49720
    Cell Phone: 231-350-3614
  • Philip Parr
    Term expires: April 2021
    108 Green Street
    Charlevoix, MI 49720
    Cell Phone: 517-282-1091
  • Kathy Egan, Networks Northwest, Community Planner - Advisor Office Phone: 231-929-5057

Commission Information

Nine members appointed by the Mayor for a term of three years. Responsible for creation of the City Master Plan, recommendations on map and textual revisions to the zoning, zone changes, and various other planning and zoning related functions.