Gratiot County is located at the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The County is comprised of twenty-three local units of government, including sixteen townships, three villages, three cities, and the County. Gratiot County is primarily rural with a very active agricultural community. The cities and villages serve as commercial, industrial, and residential hubs. Gratiot is also known for being a leader in wind energy; there are currently 345 wind turbines installed, with 72 more under construction. Gratiot County is also becoming increasingly known for recreational opportunities.
The local jurisdictions collaborate at a level that is unprecedented in the State of Michigan. In 2011, all twenty-three jurisdictions came together to develop a shared Master Plan that encompassed the goals, objectives, and strategies of all units: the GREAT (Gratiot Regional Excellence and Transformation) Plan. The Plan was individually adopted by each local unit of government in 2012, and was a truly collaborative initiative. This Plan was reviewed and updated in 2017, and a new plan will begin drafting in 2023.
Members from all jurisdictions are involved in the Gratiot Countywide Master Plan Steering Committee (Committee). Upon review of the current Master Plan, the Committee has determined a new Master Plan is needed to help pave the way for the next twenty years. Reasons a new plan is needed instead of an update include:
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RFP: Summer 2023
Select Consultant: August 2023 (Completed)
Project Kick-off: September 2023 (Completed)
Community Engagement: Sept-Nov 2023 (Completed)
Public Participation: Oct 2023-Jan 2024 (Ongoing)
City Breakout Sessions: TBD
Drafting Plan: Through September 2024
Public Input on Draft: October 2024
Final Plan: November 2024
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