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Michigan State University Extension
     Greening Michigan Institute
          Government and Public Policy Team
             Land Use Planning and Zoning Services

July 2012


service area for Land Use educator questions


A. All of the Upper Peninsula

Brad Neumann, AICP

Phone: 906-475-5731
MSU Extension, Marquette County

184 U.S.-41 East
Negaunee, Michigan 49866

B. Northwest and West Central Lower Peninsula Kurt H. Schindler, AICP
Schindler's Land Use Page
Phone 231-882-0026
MSU Extension, Benzie County
448 Court Place
Beulah, Michigan 49601
       B2. Newaygo County Ryan Coffey
Newaygo County Land Use
Phone: 231-924-9677
MSU Extension, Newaygo County
817 South Stewart Avenue
Fremont, Michigan 49412-7663
C. Northeast Lower Peninsula

Dean Solomon

Phone: 231-582-6232
MSU Extension, Charlevoix County
319B North Lake Street
Boyne City, Michigan 49712-1101

D. East Central Lower Peninsula [Vacant]

North part temporary coverage by Dean Solomon (C). 
South part temporary coverage by Glenn Pape (F).

 E. Southwest Lower Peninsula

Julie Pioch, PRP

Phone: 269-657-8213
MSU Extension, Van Buren County
219 E Paw Paw St. Suite 201
Paw Paw, Michigan 49079-1077

            E2. Grand Rapids Area [Vacant] Temporary coverage by Julie Pioch (E)
            E3. Montcalm County [Vacant] Temporary coverage by Kurt H. Schindler (B)
 F. Southcentral Lower Peninsula

Glenn Pape
The Weary Planner blog
(Coverage shared with Richard Wooten) 

Phone: 517-546-3950 (cell 517-974-8766)
MSU Extension, Livingston County
2300 East Grand River -- Suite 111
Howell, Michigan 48843
G. Southeast Lower Peninsula Richard Wooten, AICP
(Coverage shared with Glenn Pape)

Phone: 734-721-6576
MSU Extension, Wayne County
5454 Venoy
Wayne, Michigan 48184

Firewise (forest fire, wild fire preventative measures)

Elaine Bush

Phone 231-889-4277
MSU Extension, Manistee
8840 Chippewa Hwy.
Bear Lake, Michigan

Firewise (forest fire, wild fire preventative measures)

Mike Schira

Phone: 906-482-5830
MSU Extension, Houghton\Keweenaw
1500 Birch Street
Hancock, Michigan

Download a small flyer about MSU Extension Land Use Education Services, and contact information for the people listed here.

Looking for someone else?  Use this searchable database of all MSUE staff:

To call, toll-free, any MSU Extension office in Michigan: 1-888-678-3464, then use your phone key pad to enter the first four letters of the county office you desire.


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