Planning Commission


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month
  • Applications must be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to a scheduled meeting for processing/noticing purposes.
  • Clinton County Courthouse
    100 E. State Street
    Board of County Commissioners’ Chambers, 2nd Floor
    St. Johns, Michigan 48879

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval at the next regularly scheduled meeting.
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  • Patti Schafer, Chair
  • Peter Psarouthakis, Vice-Chair
  • Val Vail-Shirey, Board of Commissioners Ex Officio
  • Jan Motz
  • Margaret Sayles
  • Michael O'Bryant


  • Term: 3 years


The Planning Commission (PC) consists of 7 members who individually represent major interests as they exist in the County, such as agriculture, recreation, education, government, transportation, industry and commerce, for 3 year terms. The Board of Commissioners (BOC) shall establish the basis for representative membership on the PC. At least 1 member of the BOC shall serve on the PC as a representative of the BOC. 

The PC recommends approval/denial to the BOC on the following issues:

  • Special Use Permits
  • Site Plan Reviews
  • Zone Map Amendments (Rezonings)
  • Zoning Ordinance (Text) Amendments
  • Comprehensive Plan Updates