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Notice of Availability of Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan and Public Meeting for Input on the Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan

A public hearing for the plan will be held on April 13, 2023 at 12:00 PM at the Community Meeting Room of the Leelanau County Government Center,  8527 East Government Center Drive, Suttons Bay, MI. Upon review of the plan, Planning Commission shall recommend it be sent to Michigan State Police Homeland Security Division for review and then on to FEMA for their review and approval. Once FEMA has approved the plan, it will be brought before all local government boards for adoption.

Public comments are requested either in person or by representative at the public meeting or at PO Box 506, Traverse City MI 49685, or by email at


2023 Leelanau County Hazard Mitigation Plan Current Drafts for Review:   

3/13/2023 Draft Plan

3/13/2023 Strategies Table 

Full Size Hazard Maps (Appx. A of the plan)


Meetings and Documentaion

Hazard Mitigation work meetings and documentation will be posted here as they become available. All meetings are open to the public. 

Leelanau County Local Emergency Planning Committee/ Local Planning Team (LEPC/LPT) meets in person at: Leelanau County Office of Emergency Management/9-1-1,  8525 E. Government Center Drive, Suttons Bay, Michigan 49682

Update Process
Phase I: Data collection and community survey (The survey results were used to inform the development of the Plan.)

Phase II: Hazard identification and risk assessment

Phase III: Review and update hazard mitigation goals, priority areas, and implementation strategies.

Phase IV: Draft plan public comment period. Post the plan electronically and meet with the public for comments.  Incorporate feedback from the public review period and make final edits to the plan.

Phase V: Plan Adoption. Facilitate the plan adoption process with the County Board of Commissioners and local officials.

Drafts for Review:

Partial Draft - Leelanau County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, October 2022

Draft Hazard Mitigation Strategies - Leelanau County, October 2022



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