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Leelanau County

2023 Hazard Mitigation Plan 

Networks Northwest will assist the Leelanau County Office of Emergency Management Director to update their plan.

Community Survey

Thank you for your input!  The survey results will be used to inform the County's Natural Hazard Mitigation 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. Please contact Jennifer Neal ( or Stephanie Loria ( if you have any questions.

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

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




Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.

Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission