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by Trudy Galla
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Leelanau County Government Offices will host its 5th annual “Trick or Treat” at the Leelanau County Government Center on Thursday, October 31 from 3 pm to 5 pm.   The event will feature kids activities, candy treats, cider, and donuts.  

Participants are invited to visit offices for treats and check out the festive Halloween decorations and costumes!  Parents – bring your cameras and enjoy a safe and warm environment for Trick or Treat.

 This event is paid for and sponsored by Leelanau County employees, along with donations from a few local businesses.  All offices in the Government Center WILL be open for business until 5 pm on October 31.

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

This year's Veterans Day Service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. at the VFW Post #7731 located at 7475 E. Duck Lake Rd., Lake Leelanau.

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

To learn more about an opportunity for historic property owners to apply for a Michigan Historic Marker Designation, please refer to the flier listed at left

by Laurel Evans
Friday, October 18, 2019

The Leelanau County Parks and Recreation Commission will be hosting public input sessions at an open house on November 21.

More information on this event, and other events for the development of the draft five-year plan can be obtained by visiting the Parks and Recreation Commission Page -

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Leelanau County Parks and Recreation Commission has formally released its draft 2020-2024 Community Parks, Recreation, Open Space, & Greenways Plan for public review and comment -

In addition to the entire draft plan, the embedded link above also contains links to the following -

  • An Online Survey
    The Notice for the Public Comment Period
  • The Commissions' Special Session Notice
  • The flier for the Public Open House

Your opinion is important - please help your Parks and Recreation Commission by providing comment on this plan!

by Trudy Galla
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Short Term Rentals:  Does anyone actually live here anymore?



Join us for a session on Recent Trends in Short Term Rentals and Options for Local Regulation.                                                                                                             

Date:  Monday, December 2, 2019 starting @ 6:30 pm.  Presentation followed by Questions/Answers.

Location:  Leelanau County Government Center, lower level, 8527 E. Government Center Dr., Suttons Bay 4982

This session will include a presentation by Kathy Egan, Manager of Community Development, Networks Northwest, Traverse City.  Kathy will present recent trends regarding short term rentals, including the increase of rentals across the county and region.  The session will also feature Mary Reilly, AICP, Government and Public Policy Educator at MSU Extension.  Mary will discuss options that local governments can consider with regard to regulation of short term rentals.

This session is sponsored by the Leelanau County Planning Commission.

RSVPs are requested.  RSVP by calling 256-9812 or email  Space is limited.

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Leelanau County Family Court is seeking a full time Diversion/Prevention Counselor. Please visit the employment opportunities page for more information -

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The videorecording of the County Board of Commissioners Executive Board session has been uploaded to the web -

The agenda has also been altered to reflect any additions or deletions and approximate timestamps have been inserted.

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

As part of its free, continuing education series on the U.S. Opioid epidemic and addition, Harm Reduction Michigan will be featuring Dr. Phillip Coffin. For more details, please refer to the flier at left.