Committees and Boards

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 [email protected]. For more information, call (231) 348-1744. All applications will be kept on file for two years.

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS:
   • Commissioner Reimbursement Committee (5 openings) – read more about this new committee here
   • Pellston Regional Airport Committee (1 opening for person with business/tourism experience)
   • Planning Commission (2 seats up for reappointment Dec. 2021)
   • Advisory Committee on Aging (1 opening)
   • Jury Board (1 opening)
   • Construction Resource Committee (1 opening, Plumbing Contractor)


Liaisons to Committees

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

COMMITTEE COMMISSIONER(S)
CCE 9-1-1 Board of Directors Toni Drier
David White (alternate)
Advisory Committee on Aging Neil Ahrens
Airport Board Charlie MacInnis
David White
Dave Bachelor
Area Agency on Aging of NW Michigan Commissioner representation not necessary
Bay Bluffs Charlie MacInnis
Blissfest Music Festival Toni Drier
Board of Canvassers Commissioner representation not necessary
Brownfield Redevelopment David White
Matt Koontz
Commissioner Compensation Board David White (chair)
Neil Ahrens
Charlie MacInnis
Community Corrections Mike Wargel
Construction Board of Appeals Commissioner representation not necessary
Construction Resources Committee Toni Drier
Crooked River Lock Consortium Mike Wargel
Department of Public Works Charlie MacInnis
Dave Bachelor
Economic Development – Ad Hoc Neil Ahrens
David White
Economic Development Corporation David White
Fair Advisory Council Matt Koontz
David White
Health Department Board Matt Koontz
Charlie MacInnis
Historical Commission Mike Wargel
Housing Council David White
Jury Commission Commissioner representation not necessary
Land Bank Authority Neil Ahrens
Local Emergency Planning Agency Toni Drier
Local Revenue Sharing Board – Petoskey Matt Koontz
Local Revenue Sharing Board – Mackinaw City Toni Drier
Michigan Association of Counties Committees David White (Finance Committee)
Neil Ahrens (Tourism Committee)
Neil Ahrens (Transportation & Infrastructure)
Michigan Northern Counties Association Neil Ahrens
David White (alternate)
Networks Northwest Charlie MacInnis
Northern Michigan Regional Entity Oversite Board Commissioner representation not necessary
North Country Community Mental Health Services Board David White
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency David White
Paradise Lake Improvement Board Toni Drier
Parks and Recreation Board Neil Ahrens
Toni Drier
Dave Bachelor
Planning Commission Toni Drier
Charlie MacInnis
Road Commission Toni Drier
David White
SANE Dave Bachelor
Sanitary Code Board of Appeals Mike Wargel
Straits Regional Transportation Committee Charlie MacInnis
Dave Bachelor (alternate)
Veterans Affairs Board Neil Ahrens
Dave Bachelor (alternate)
Zoning Board of Appeals Toni Drier

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