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The Jackson County Planning Commission (JCPC) has several responsibilities mandated by the Michigan Planning Enabling Act (P.A. 33 of 2008), the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act (P.A. 110 of 2006), and the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. Duties include reviews and recommendations on township zoning ordinance amendments, community land use and master plans, and farmland and open space preservation agreements. The JCPC also maintains the Jackson Community Comprehensive Plan.

Membership and Staffing

The JCPC is made up of nine members appointed by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. Members include representatives of agricultural, educational, environmental, and industrial and economic interests, a County Commissioner and several at-large representatives.

  • Ms. Jennifer Biddinger, At-Large
  • Mr. Kurt Cole, Environmental Interests
  • Ms. Pat Gallagher, At-Large
  • Ms. Nancy Hawley, At-Large (Chair)
  • Mr. Ted Hilleary, Educational Interests
  • Mr. Corey Kennedy, County Board of Commissioners
  • Mr. James Minnick, Jr., At-Large
  • Mr. Jim Videto, Agricultural Interests
  • Ms. Mary Wolcott, At-Large

The JCPC is staffed by Region 2 Planning Commission.

JCPC Zoning Amendment Form

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JCPC Rezoning Worksheet Form

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2024 JCPC Meeting & Submittal Deadline Schedules

Meeting Dates

Thursday, January 11, 2024
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Thursday, May 9, 2024
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Thursday, July 11, 2024
Thursday, August 8, 2024
Thursday, September 12, 2024

Thursday, October 10, 2024
Thursday, November 14, 2024
Thursday, December 12, 2024

Submittal Deadlines

Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Wednesday, September 4, 2024

Wednesday, October 2, 2024
Wednesday, November 6, 2024
Wednesday, December 4, 2024

The monthly meeting of the Jackson County Planning Commission is scheduled for 6:00 pm in the Commission Chambers on the 5th Floor of the Jackson County Tower Building (120 W. Michigan Avenue Jackson, Michigan).

In order for staff to review zoning proposals and prepared reports for County Planning Commissioners in a timely manner, requests must be submitted by 12:00 noon on the submittal dates in order to be considered by the Commission on the corresponding meeting date.

R2PC Staff Responsibilities

The principal responsibilities of staff are to provide the JCPC with recommendations on zoning amendments; background information on PA 116 farmland agreement applications; and the preparation of meeting minutes and agendas.


Jackson County Master Plan (Under Development)

The Jackson County Planning Commission (JCPC) is currently developing its first Master Plan which will aid in its review of township zoning ordinance amendments (i.e., text amendments and rezonings) and municipal master plans and to make recommendations on those requests. ‘Click’ on the button below to see the webpage established for the planning effort. You will find draft chapters and appendices, as well associated maps, available for download and review.

Meeting Agenda Packets and Minutes

2024 Meetings

January Packet   January Minutes

February Packet   February Minutes

March Packet   March Minutes

April Packet   April Minutes

May Packet   May Minutes

June Packet   June Minutes

July Packet   July Minutes

August Packet   August Minutes

September Packet   September Minutes

October Packet   October Minutes

November Packet   November Minutes

December Packet   December Minutes

Other JCPC Documents and Resources

‘Click’ on the buttons below to download and review available JCPC documents and resources.

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