Planning Commission

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission shall guide and promote the efficient, coordinated development of the city in a manner which will best promote the health, safety, and general welfare of its people; preserve and protect the city and its history; and to address the goals and recommendations of the Master Plan. The members of the Planning Commission shall be appointed by the mayor subject to approval by a majority vote of the members of the City Council. Commission members serve three-year terms, and the Commission meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Preferred areas of expertise are interest, knowledge, and/or experience in Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Building Construction/Engineering, Land Use Planning, Zoning, Real Estate/Development/Law, or community service.

If you are interested in serving on the DDA, please fill out an application form and return the completed form to: City of Gaylord, 305 E. Main Street, Gaylord, MI, 49735. The application form may also be faxed to (989) 732-8266 or emailed to Current vacancies are announced at City Council meetings when they arise, and the appointment process is detailed in the link under this section.

Member Expectations

  • Have general knowledge and/or understanding of the topics and issues reviewed by the board or commission that you are applying for.
  • Review material provided in advance of the meeting.
  • Engage in training activities when necessary.
  • Follow the parliamentary rules of the Board/Commission.
  • Attend regular meetings and special meetings, as needed.
  • Board and Commissions Appointment Process

If you have any questions, please reach out to Erika Peters at (989) 732-4060.

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