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Benzie County Planning Commission Seeks Input Through Online Survey


The Benzie County Planning Commission requests your help in updating the 2000 Benzie County Master Plan, which provides a vision and direction for future development in the County. 


Benzie County is asking for public input through a survey to help update its Master Plan. The Plan, last updated in 2000, provides a vision and direction for future development in the County. The update will reflect changes in county-wide priorities and organizational roles. The Benzie County Planning Commission and Master Plan Committee will use the survey results to identify priority issues within the County.

Community members can access the survey at the link below. To receive a hard copy, please visit the Benzie County Government Center, or contact Networks Northwest, or Benzie County (see contact information below). All surveys must be submitted by August 14, 2015.

This planning process is overseen by the Benzie County Planning Commission and a Master Plan Update Committee. Membership on the Committee includes county, city, village, and township governments, and representatives from business, agriculture, education, natural resource, arts, recreation, and health sectors. Assistance in developing the plan is being provided by Networks Northwest.

For questions and comments about the Master Plan survey or to receive a hard copy please contact:



Karl Sparks
Benzie County Administrator

  Sarah Lucas, Regional Planning Department Manager
Elizabeth Calcutt, Regional Planner
Networks Northwest



Participate in the Survey

The survey is expected to take about 15 minutes. But before you get started, the County Planning Commission asks you to review some brief introductory information, in order to provide some important background on the survey and planning process.

Click to begin the survey.



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