The Lenawee County Planning Commission (LCPC) 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 Lenawee County Board of Commissioners. Duties include reviews and recommendations on township zoning ordinance amendments, community master plans, and farmland and open space preservation agreements. The LCPC also hosts an Annual Dinner each year and is responsible for maintaining the County Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

Membership and Staffing

The LCPC is made up of seven members appointed by the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners. In accordance with membership requirements of the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, the members represent a cross-section of township, city, county, and education officials.


  • Mr. Bob Behnke, Education Representative
  • Ms. KZ (Karol) Bolton, Lenawee County Commission
  • Mr. Keith Dersham (Secretary)
  • Ms. Becky Liedel (Chair)
  • Mr. Bruce Nickel
  • Ms. Ralph Tillotson, Lenawee County Commission
  • Mr. Dale Witt

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


2018 LCPC Meeting & Submittal Deadline Schedules


Population Areas

Meeting Dates
Thursday, January 18, 2018 — Cancelled
Thursday, February 15, 2018 — Cancelled
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018 — Annual Dinner*
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Submittal Deadlines
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018


The monthly meeting of the Lenawee County Planning Commission is scheduled for 6:30 pm in the 2nd floor Commissioner’s Committee Room of the Old Courthouse (301 N. Main Street, Adrian, 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.

*This is the LCPC’s Annual Dinner. Any business before the Commission will be considered during a 5:00 pm meeting held at the location of the Annual Dinner.

R2PC Staff Responsibilities

The principal responsibilities of staff are to provide the LCPC with recommendations on zoning amendments; background information on PA 116 farmland agreement applications; and the preparation of meeting minutes and agendas. Staff also arranges the LCPC Annual Dinner normally held in April each year.


Future Land Use