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.


  • Mr. Timothy Burns, At-Large
  • Mr. Roger Gaede, Environmental Interests
  • Ms. Nancy N Hawley, At-Large
  • Mr. Ted Hilleary, Educational Interests
  • Ms. Jennifer Morris, At-Large (Secretary)
  • Ms. Amy Torres, Industrial and Economic Interests (Chair)
  • Mr. Jared Vickers, At-Large
  • Mr. Jim Videto, Agricultural Interests
  • Comm. Jonathan Williams, County Board of Commissioners

The JCPC is staffed by Grant Bauman, Region 2 Planning Commission Principal Planner.



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2018 JCPC Meeting & Submittal Deadline Schedules

Meeting Dates
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018 — Cancelled
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018 — Cancelled
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Submittal Deadlines
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Wednesday, July 3, 2018
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018


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.

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