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Planning Commission

The City of Harbor Springs Planning Commission is responsible for the management of land use and regulation of building and development in the City.  Meetings are held at 5:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month and may be cancelled if there is no actionable item.  Meeting agendas and/or cancellations are posted on the City’s website and at City Hall.

Members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the Mayor, confirmed by a majority vote of City Council, and serve four-year terms.  Anyone interested in serving on the Commission is encouraged to contact the City Manager, a Member of City Council, or submit their interest in writing to:  City of Harbor Springs, Attention City Council, 160 Zoll Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740. 

Planning Commission Members

Jeanne Benjamin, Appointed Member (term expires Jan. 2021)

Andrew Bowman, Appointed Member, Co-Chair (term expires Mar. 2020)

John C. Cupps, Ex-Officio Member, City Council Designee (term expires Nov. 2021)

Jack Deegan, Appointed Member (term expires Mar. 2022)

Jeffrey Ford, Appointed Member (term expires Jan. 2021)

Lee Kramer, Appointed Member (term expires May 2021)

Sara Smith, Appointed Member, Chairman (term expires Feb. 2021)

Carrie Wiggins, Appointed Member (term expires Mar. 2021)

Mark Buday, Appointed Member (term expires Mar. 2020)

Makayla Gillette – Student Representative, Non Voting Member


Planning Commission Administration Victor Sinadinoski, City Manager

Larry Nix, City Planner

Jeff Grimm, City Assessor  & Zoning Administrator


2020 Application Deadlines and Regular Meeting Dates