• Sent12a


County Administrator

Request email notification when page changes E-Notify


 Personnel & Contact
Location / Address
 County Administrator 
    Mitch Deisch
    231-882-0558 ext. 522

Deputy County Administrator 
    Maridee Cutler
    231-882-0035 ext 521

Finance Director
    Susan Boyd
    231-882-0561 ext. 523

FAX: 231-882-7072  
Room 205
Government Center
448 Court Place
Beulah, MI 49617
Office Hours
Monday — Friday 
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Services Offered

  • Employment Applications
  • Annual budget preparation and distribution
  • Liaison to Board of Commissioners with the public


It is the role of the County Administrator's Office to provide effective government services while providing professional, administrative and quality customer service to the public, law enforcement agencies and other county departments who utilize these services. The County Administrator is responsible for coordinating departmental activities, studying administrative procedures and organization, and recommending changes to improve the operations of County government, reviewing budget requests and making recommendations to the Board of Commissioners, and performing other related duties assigned by the Board of Commissioners.

Department Functions

  • The County Administrator serves the Board as its agent in administrative matters.
  • Communicate and coordinate all County Board policies and decisions to all affected departments. Cooperates with department heads and elected officials to insure such policies and decisions are carried out as defined.
  • Act as a communication link between the County Board of Commissioners, other governmental units, department heads, elected officials, various County organizations.
  • Implements County Board approval of methods or operational changes, assist departments to institute said changes.
  • Assists with County Board Committees
  • Plans, coordinates and submits annual operating and capital budgets to the Board of Commissioners. Maintains and updates current budgets.
  • Insures that an accounting system is implemented and properly observed by all County offices, officers, and departments.
  • Oversees and responsible for maintenance and repair of County Courthouse, grounds, and other County owned facilities.
  • Negotiates labor contracts with county bargaining units
  • Maintains accounts payable.
  • Administers County employee fringe benefit programs, payroll, and personnel records
  • Oversees the Maintenance Department and all appointed Department Supervisors
  • Oversees the operations of the Animal Control Office
  • FOIA Coordinator for Government Center
FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) Documents/Forms

Government Center FOIA Requests can be submitted to mcutler@benzieco.net


Staff Resources

Current Weather

© 2015 - Benzie County, Michigan - 448 Court Place, Beulah, Michigan 49617 - Powered By Revize Login
Benzie County, Michigan