Board of Commissioners

Members

  1. Rob Hentschel

    Rob Hentschel

    District 7, Chair

  2. Board of Commissioners


    Physical Address
    400 Boardman Avenue
    Suite 305
    Traverse City, MI 49684


    Directions

    Phone: 231-922-4780



Mission 

Grand Traverse County Board of Commissions envision a community that preserves the beautiful and healthy environment making Grand Traverse County a desirable community in which to live where the safety of its community is of utmost concern and who focuses on the well-being of all its people.

county government that collaborates with other units of government on common issues for the benefit of the community and its individuals that encourages risk taking and innovation to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our services and to better serve our constituents where all our customers have ready and easy access to government services.



About the Commission

The Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners is the chief legislative and policy-making body of the Grand Traverse County Government. Commissioners are elected to 2-year terms from districts that are roughly equal in population. A chair is elected at the first meeting of each new term and a vice-chair is elected at the first meeting of each new year by the Commissioners. 

Primary Functions

  • Adopting the County's annual budget
  • Raising the money to fund the County's operations by levying property taxes, setting fees, and selling bonds or borrowing. 
  • Appointing County residents to serve on various County Boards, commissions and committees, which provide oversight for significant County services. 
  • Selecting a County Administrator to supervise the day-to-day operations of County departments. 
  • Representing the County, and managing its property and business by adopting rules, regulations, ordinances, and policies. 

Meetings


  • 8:00 a.m.
  • Meeting Schedule
  • The first and third Wednesday of each month. 
  • Study sessions may be held, as needed, on the second and fourth Wednesdays.
  • View the Board of Commissioners' agendas and minutes on iCompass here
  • 2nd Floor Commission Chambers, Governmental Center,                                                                                       400 Boardman Ave. Traverse City, MI 49684

Calendar

 
Visit the calendar

Videos


Board meetings are recorded and can be viewed via live web stream through the link below. Ad Hoc Committee meetings will not be live streamed or recorded.

Meetings are played on Channel 191.   

To view archived meeting videos, see below or go to:   https://www.tacm.tv/govtv_gtcounty.asp#SDBCounty_Board_of_Commissioners.

Live Stream Meetings

View live meetings on TACM.TV or Channel 191.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Draft minutes are available within eight days following meeting. 
View Most Recent Agenda and Minutes
View Agendas and Minutes From 2011-2019 
View Agendas and Minutes From 2011 and Older
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