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
  • Mr. Ralph Tillotson, Lenawee County Commission
  • Mr. Dale Witt

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


2019 LCPC Meeting & Submittal Deadline Schedules


Population Areas

Meeting Dates
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019 — Annual Dinner*
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Submittal Deadlines
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019


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