Rob Hentschel

Board of Commissioners
Title: District 5, Chair
Phone: 231-946-4277
Rob Hentschel


Rob Hentschel was first elected to the Board of Commissioners in November 2010 to serve Grand Traverse County. Rob was born and raised in Traverse City and attended Spring Arbor University before returning home to work in his family’s business Roy’s General Store and continuing his family’s legacy of community involvement and service. Commissioner Hentschel enjoys working and residing in Grand Traverse County where it provides a wonderful place to grow up and raise his children. A result he finds comes from the hard work of so many previous community leaders. 

Rob hopes to help keep Grand Traverse County a great place for the next- generation as well as make decisions to be proud of 50 years from now. He hopes to build on what Grand Traverse County is blessed to have and support the current Grand Traverse County staff in providing excellent customer service in the various roles serving the taxpayers. Rob serves on the Northwest Regional Airport Authority operating Cherry Capital Airport and regularly attends other community meetings, and functions to provide a resource to them and help coordinate with fellow agencies. When he is not working for the residents of Grand Traverse County you can find him hiking, motorcycling, camping, spending time with family and friends, and operating his businesses within the area.


  • Acme 1
  • East Bay 1
  • East Bay 4
  • East Bay 5
  • Total District 10,249

Commissioner Assignment 

  • Northwest Regional Airport Authority

Mailing Address  

1458 Three Mile Road N. Traverse City, MI 49696


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