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Networks Northwest Board

  Board Chair: Nicole Sulak
Chief Executive Officer: Janie McNabb

The Networks Northwest Board is a public-private partnership board administering a variety of programs for the 10-county area of Northwest Michigan.


The Board has these primary purposes: 

  • To provide strategic resources (data, leadership, education, publications, models, staff time, funds, etc.) for the region’s economic and community vitality.
  • To provide a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for use by community officials, businesses and organizations.
  • To discuss and create macro-level recommendations for impact around the core elements of the CEDS.
  • To connect and support regional networks around topics related to economic and community vitality.
  • To provide oversight for financial and operational effectiveness. This is done largely through three committees: Executive/Governance; Finance/Audit; Career Education Advisory Council. If you would like agendas or minutes for any of these committees, please contact Networks Northwest at 231-929-5000.

Board of Directors Roster -  Networks Northwest Board  March 2024 - (PDF)

Click on the image above to download a pdf of the Board & Committee Meeting Schedule.

Networks Northwest Board Meeting Minutes

April 16, 2024

December 12, 2023

September 19, 2023

June 20, 2023

March 21, 2023

December 5, 2022

October 24, 2022

August 1, 2022

June 6, 2022

April 4, 2022

February 7, 2022

If you would like minutes from any previous meetings, please contact Networks Northwest at 231-929-5000.

♦ Antrim  ♦  Benzie  ♦  Charlevoix  ♦  Emmet  ♦  Grand Traverse
♦ Kalkaska  ♦  Leelanau  ♦  Manistee  ♦  Missaukee  ♦  Wexford

PO Box 506 ♦  Traverse City, MI 49685-0506  ♦  Phone (231) 929-5000  ♦  Fax (231) 929-5012  ♦

Networks Northwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and service are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Michigan Relay Center callers use 711 or 1-800-649-3777.

The professionals at Networks Northwest help our City Council, Planning Commission, and staff make thoughtful decisions to ensure our community is sustainable and resilient for many years to come.
- Mark Heydlauff, Charlevoix City Manager