The Gratiot County Master Planning process exhibits the collaborative and future-oriented nature of Gratiot County, Michigan. Michigan state law requires all communities to have a master plan and encourages governmental units to work together to address a wide array of opportunities and problems that are present in the area. Gratiot County took collaboration to a new level, as the first county in Michigan to include all municipal units in one plan; this includes three cities, three villages, sixteen townships, and the county. In 2012, the comprehensive planning process included an accessible online survey, numerous public hearings, and hundreds of interested citizens from across the County. This resulted in the Gratiot Regional Excellence and Transformation (GREAT) Plan, which laid out seven overarching goals with objectives and strategies for achieving them.
For this iteration of the Plan, Gratiot County will be continuing its collaborative strategy. The process includes representation from every governmental unit on the Steering Committee, interaction with local public officials and planning commissioners, and participation from interested citizens. The process began in the Spring of 2016 and is expected to be complete in Winter/Spring of 2017. Interested in participating? Contact us or complete the survey.
The previous GREAT Plan (in its entirety) and the overarching goals and objectives can be viewed by clicking the links to the right.
For additional information or questions, contact us.
The Public Input Sessions were held in July. Now this information will be compiled and analyzed by the Steering Committee. If you are interested in being a part of the Steering Committee, contact us. A public response gallery will be held after a version of the plan has been drafted (anticipated late Fall 2016).
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