Planning Commission

About the Planning Commission


The role of the Planning Commission is to guide the land use, zoning, and planning process in the City. The Commission is charged with planning for the future and is expected to stay up to date on current trends and issues that may affect the City.


The Planning Commission is responsible for formalization of the Master Plan. They review and recommend changes to the Zoning Ordinance  and Zoning Map to the City Council. The Commission also reviews site plans, rezoning requests, special use requests and planned unit developments.


Each Planning Commissioner is expected to represent the opinions of the constituency over their own interests and have a working knowledge of the rules and governing documents.  They are expected to be prepared for and to attend the meetings. Knowledge of planning and zoning is not necessary, and training and ongoing educational opportunities will be provided.


Second Monday of every month; occasional special meetings.

Meetings are held at 6:00 PM in City Hall.


Nine qualified electors of the City of Charlevoix, representing different perspectives and geographic locations of the City.


Mayor, confirmed by City Council


Three years beginning May 1



Staff Liaison/Department

Kathy Egan, Networks Northwest, Planning & Zoning Department  (231) 929-5057

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.