About Us


The Benzie County Board of Commissioners is the governing body for the County of Benzie, exercising legislative and administrative functions. There are seven members on the Board, each elected on a partisan basis for two-year terms (January 1 to December 31) from districts that are approximately equal in population. Board Leadership is elected each year by the Board and consists of a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson.

The primary functions of the Board of Commissioners include determination of type and level of County services, adoption of County budget, equalization of property values, legislative oversight of services provided by Benzie County, and appointment of various Commissions and advisory boards.


  Areas Represented Commissioner   Contact Information

I   Almira Township east
of Reynolds Road
Lisa Tucker-R   20525 White Oak Drive
Lake Ann, MI 49650
Email Lisa
II   Almira Township west
of Reynolds Road
Lake Township
Platte Township
Vance Bates-R   17899 Sweet Lake Road, N
Lake Ann, MI 49650
III   City of Frankfort
Crystal Lake Township
Roger Griner-R   316 Michigan Avenue
Frankfort, MI 49635
IV   Benzonia Township Glen Rineer-R   9451 Eastman Road
Beulah, MI 49617
V   Homestead Township Frank
  P.O. Box 7
Honor, MI 49640
Email Frank
VI   Colfax Township
Inland Township
Tom Kelley-R   3880 Nostwick Road
Thompsonville, MI 49683
Email Tom
VII   Blaine Township
Gilmore Township
Joyfield Township
Weldon Township
Donald R. Tanner-D   7467 Hoadley Road
Benzonia, MI 49616

(NOTE: the County does not provide email addresses to the Commissioners. We
apologize that not all Commissioners can be reached electronically at this time.)

Districts and Townships Maps

See the Commisioner Districts map below and the "Areas Represented" column in the table above to see the townships covered by each district.

Current Benzie County
Commisioner Districts

Townships in Benzie County

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Board of Commissioners Meetings

Regular meetings of the full Benzie County Board of Commissioners are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month, unless changed by the Board of Commissioners. The meetings will be held in the Commissioners Room, Government Center, 448 Court Place, Beulah, Michigan, unless otherwise noted in the following meeting date schedule document:

Regular Meeting Dates for 2014 - PDF document, 1 page, 12 kB

2014 Board of Commissioners Meetings Agendas and Minutes


Type of
Agenda: Pages,
File Size:
Minutes:   Pages,
File Size:


Organizational   agenda 1 page, 64 kB   minutes 3 pages, 16 kB
1-21-14   Regular       agenda   1 page, 68 kB       minutes   8 pages, 32 kB
2-04-14   Regular       agenda   1 page, 64 kB       minutes   6 pages, 28 kB
2-18-14   Regular       agenda   1 page, 68 kB       minutes   8 pages, 36 kB
3-04-14   Regular       agenda   1 page, 64 kB       minutes   6 pages, 24 kB
3-18-14   Regular       agenda   1 page, 68 kB       minutes   6 pages, 28 kB
4-01-14   Regular       agenda   1 page, 68 kB       minutes   8 pages, 32 kB
4-15-14   Regular       agenda   1 page, 68 kB            

Agendas and Minutes from Past Board of
Commissioners Meetings 2007 through 2013


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