Boards and Committees

Emmet County is committed to excellence in its delivery of services to its residents and visitors. To help us maintain and improve upon this mission, community leaders, business owners, and residents are encouraged to consider serving on one of the various committees or boards that have been established in Emmet County. The Board of Commissioners appoints committee and board members from a pool of applicants. Openings occur on committees at various times throughout the year. If you are interested in learning more, a complete list of the committees and boards is listed below. Please feel free to submit an application at any time and it will be held and considered should an opening become available.

Commissioner Appointments

The Board of Commissioners is currently seeking to fill the committee openings listed below. If you feel you could be an asset to one of these boards or committees, please download, complete the application and turn in to the Emmet County Clerk’s Office at 200 Division St., Suite 130, Petoskey, MI 49770. The application may also be faxed to (231) 348-0602 or emailed to For more information, call (231) 348-1744. All applications will be kept on file for two years.

   • Planning Commission (3 openings)
   • Construction Resource Committee (1 opening, Plumbing Contractor)
   • Sanitary Code Board of Appeals (1 opening)
   • Blissfest Music Festival Committee (1 opening)


Liaisons to Committees

For Board of Commissioners meeting agendas and minutes, please click here.

9-1-1 Bill Shorter
David White (Alternate)
Advisory Committee on Aging Bill Shorter
Airport Board Charlie MacInnis, David White, Jim Kargol
Area Agency on Aging Commissioner representation not necessary
Bay Bluffs Charlie MacInnis
Bay Bluffs Fund Charlie MacInnis
Blissfest Music Festival Toni Drier
Board of Canvassers Commissioner representation not necessary
Brownfield Redevelopment Toni Drier, David White
Building and Grounds Archive  
Building Authority Commissioner representation not necessary
Community Corrections Izzy Lyman
Construction Board of Appeals Commissioner representation not necessary
Construction Resources Committee Toni Drier
Crooked River Lock Consortium Bill Shorter
Department of Public Works Charlie MacInnis, Jim Kargol
Economic Development – Ad Hoc Neil Ahrens, David White
Fair Advisory Council Jim Kargol, Izzy Lyman
Finance Archive  
DHHS Liaison – Project Representative Charlie MacInnis
Health Department Board Jim Kargol, David White
Historical Commission Toni Drier, Izzy Lyman
Housing Council David White
Jury Commission Commissioner representation not necessary
Land Bank Neil Ahrens
Local Emergency Planning Agency Bill Shorter
Local Revenue Sharing Board Bill Shorter
Local Revenue Sharing Board-Mackinaw City Toni Drier
Medical Examiner Commissioner representation not necessary
Michigan Northern Counties Association Neil Ahrens
Networks Northwest, f/k/a Northwest
Michigan Council of Governments
Charlie MacInnis
Northern Michigan Regional Entity Oversite Board Commissioner representation not necessary
Northern Lakes Economics Alliance David White
Northern Country Community Mental Health Services Board David White
Northeast Michigan Council of Governments Jim Kargol
Northern Michigan Counties Association Neil Ahrens, Izzy Lyman (Alternate)
Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services Commissioner representation not necessary
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency Izzy Lyman
Paradise Lake Improvement Board Toni Drier
Parks and Recreation Neil Ahrens, Toni Drier, Bill Shorter
Personnel Archive  
Planning Commission Toni Drier, Jim Kargol, Charlie MacInnis
Regional Prosperity Board,
f/k/a Workforce Development Board
Commissioner representation not necessary
Road Commission Toni Drier, Jim Kargol
Rules Committee Archive  
SANE Izzy Lyman
Sanitary Code Board of Appeals Bill Shorter
Straits Regional Transportation Izzy Lyman
Charlie MacInnis (Alternate)
Surveyor Commissioner representation not necessary
Adhoc Public Transit Committee
Transportation Committee Archive
Veterans Affairs Board Neil Ahrens
Zoning Appeals Board Toni Drier

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