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
  • Ms. Nancy N Hawley, At-Large
  • Mr. Ted Hilleary, Educational Interests
  • Ms. Jennifer Morris, At-Large
  • Mr. Jared Vickers, At-Large
  • Comm. Carl Rice, Jr., County Board of Commissioners
  • Ms. Amy Torres, Industrial and Economic Interests
  • Mr. Jim Videto, Agricultural Interests
  • Mr. Roger Gaede, Environmental Interests

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

Urban Areas

2017 JCPC Meeting & Submittal Deadline Schedules

Meeting Dates
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017*
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Submittal Deadlines
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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.