Boards & Commissions

 Any qualified elector may submit his/her name or the name of another for consideration The application and policy for appointment are available below or at the City Manager's Office, located at 320 West Broadway. A resume is encouraged with your application submittal and may be emailed to

Applications for Boards and Commissions

Application for Board or
Commission Appointment

Community members interested in serving on any of the City's boards and commissions may submit an application for consideration. See the list of boards and commissions here.

Click here to view the Appointments to Boards and Commissions Policy

Once application is completed please do one of the following:
  1. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the document to send your application directly to the City Manager's office. (You will receive a confirmation email following your submission)
  2. Print and bring it to the City Manager's office in City Hall
  3. Print and mail it to: City Manager, 320 W. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858


Current Board and Commission Vacancies

Applications for all boards and commissions are being accepted.
Boards and commissions with immediate vacancies include:
Building Authority (2 seats)
Chippewa River District Library Board of Trustees (1 seat)
Downtown Development Authority (DDA) (3 seats)
Historic District Commission (HDC) (1 seat)
Parks and Recreation Commission (2 seats)
Principal Shopping District Board (2 seats)
Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) (2 seats, *one representative of Industrial Park North)
Zoning Board of Appeals (1 seat-alternate)

Meeting Information

The Boards and the City Commission meet regularly on a monthly basis, unless otherwise noted. Please use the listing below to learn about upcoming meetings.

As of January 4, 2022, all boards and commissions meetings will be held in person except for the City Commission, the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals which will be held both in person and electronically (Hybrid).

9-1-1 Central Dispatch Governing Board
Meets quarterly (Central Dispatch)
Doug Lobsinger     City Representative   Brandon Bliss (Alternate)
Karen Breedlove     December 31, 2024

Airport Advisory Board
2nd Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (Airport)
Patricia Krcmarik     December 31, 2023

Airport Joint Operations and Management Board
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month
James McBryde      MMDC Board Representative                               December 31, 2023
Rodney Nanney     Charter Township of Union Representative           December 31,2023
Aaron Desentz       City of Mt. Pleasant Representative                       December 31, 2024
Nicole Frost            Isabella County Representative                             December 31, 2024
Gayle Ruhl              Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Representative   December 31, 2025

Staff Liaison: Bill Bricker, Airport Manager (989) 772-2965

Audit Committee
Meets once in March and early May (City Hall)
City Commissioner     Amy Perschbacher     (Alternate) Brian Assmann
City Commissioner     Bryan Chapman       (Alternate) Brian Assmann
Philip Kintzele             June 30, 2023

Staff Liaison: Chris Witmer, Assistant Finance Director/Treasurer (989) 779-5380

Board of Review
Meets once in December, one week in March and once in July (City Hall)
Tony Kulick      December 31, 2024 
James Kridler     December 31, 2024 
Erin Zimmer    December 31, 2024 

Staff Liaison: Ruth Scott, City Assessor (989) 779-5353

Building Authority
Meets as needed
Chris Saladine     City Representative
Vacant               December 31, 2025
Vacant               December 31, 2027

Building, Fire, & Sanitary Sewer Board of Appeals
Meets as needed
Jay Kahn               Central Michigan University Representative
Charlie Cline      December 31, 2023

Joe Fleming       December 31, 2024
Larry Sommer    December 31, 2024
James Kridler     December 31, 2025
Tim Nieporte     December 31, 2025

Staff Liaison: Brian Kench, Building Official (989) 779-5301

Chippewa River District Library Board of Trustees
Meets monthly at 5:30 p.m. (Library)
Vacant        December 31, 2023
Kati Mora     December 31, 2025

City Commission
2nd & 4th Mondays at 7 p.m.
City Commission - Work Sessions As Needed
Brian Assmann                      December 31. 2023
Brian Chapman                     December 31, 2023
Liz Busch                               December 31, 2024
Maureen Eke                         December 31. 2024
Amy Perschbacher, Mayor    December 31, 2024
Mary Alsager, Vice Mayor     December 31, 2025
Boomer Wingard                  December 31, 2025

City/CMU Student Liaison Committee
Meets quarterly/as needed
Aaron Desentz       City Manager
Paul Lauria        City Public Safety
Doug Lobsinger       Code Enforcement Staff
Tim Driessnack      Landlord                                 December 31,2023
Mary Alsager      City Commissioner 1               December 31, 2024
Brian Assmann      City Commissioner 2                 December 31, 2024
Rachael Agardy     MP Business Representative     December 31, 2024
Edward Clayton     Neighborhood Resident 1      December 31, 2025
David Stairs           Neighborhood Resident 2      December 31, 2025
(appointed by CMU)
Dr Renee' Watson     CMU Administrator

Larry Klaus             CMU Public Safety
Taylor Idema          Student Government President
Vacant                    Student-residential neighborhood, appointed by Associate VP of Student Affairs
Vacant                    Student-residential neighborhood, appointed by Associate VP of Student Affairs
Josh Glaer              Inter-Fraternity Council Representative
Azuare Singleton-Morton   Panhellenic Council Representative
Christian Toney      Residence Housing Association Representative

Staff Liaison: Aaron Desentz, City Manager (989) 779-5321

Cultural and Recreational Commission
Meets quarterly (Morey Courts or Ice Arena)
Mark Kowalczyk   December 31, 2023

Dog Park Advisory Board
As needed
Easton Hamel          December 31, 2023  City Representative
Lynn Simons         December 31, 2023   Friends of Dog Park Representative

John Dinse            December 31, 2023   Union Township Representative
Sue Gamble          December 31, 2024   City Representative

Amy Barr-Tickle    December 31, 2024   Friends of Dog Park Representative
Mark Stuhldreher    December 31, 2024   Union Township Representative

Staff Liaison: Phil Biscorner, Director of Parks, Recreation & Public Spaces (989) 779-5328

Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
2nd Thursday at 10 a.m. (Conference Room A)
Aaron Desentz     City Manager
Jerry Jaloszynski     Isabella County Representative
Jeff Smith             December, 31, 2023
Doug LaBelle II     December, 31, 2023
John Hunter         December, 31, 2024
Vacant                  December, 31, 2024
Vacant                  December, 31, 2024
Robby Roberts       December, 31, 2025
Robert VanDorin    December, 31, 2025
Vacant                  December, 31, 2026
Tom Krapohl        December, 31, 2026
Staff Liaison: Community Services and Economic Development (989) 779-5311

Economic Development Corp (EDC) /Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (EDC/BRA)
Meets as needed (City Hall)
Aaron Desentz      City Manager
Chris Witmer         Asst. Finance Director/Treasurer
Amy Perschbacher  City Mayor or Mayors' designee                Mary Alsager (Alternate)
Jerry Jaloszynski    Isabella County Representative                  Chris Embry (Alternate)
Jennifer Verleger   Mt. Pleasant Public Schools Representative     
Josh Agardy          December 31, 2024
Brad Wahr             December 31, 2026
Tom Krapohl         December 31, 2028
Jeff Smith              December 31, 2028
Staff Liaison: Community Services and Economic Development (989) 779-5311

Fire and Police Retirement Board
Meets the 3rd Thursday at 8:15 a.m. (Public Safety) 
Chris Saladine    Finance Director
Josh Theisen      Police Union Representative
Brad Doepker     Fire Union Representative
Randy Ball          December 31, 2024
Bradley Wahr     December 31, 2025
Staff Liaison: Chris Saladine, Finance Director/ (989) 779-5376

Historic District Commission
Meets as needed (City Hall)
Amanda Garrison    December 31, 2023
Jonathan Korpi      December 31, 2023
Gary Mark             December 31, 2024
Julie Taylor               December 31, 2024
Vacant                   December 31, 2025
Lara Raisanen        December 31, 2025
Anne Swift             December 31, 2025
Staff Liaison: Michelle Sponseller, Downtown Development Director (989) 779-5348

Housing Commission
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at noon (Housing Commission)
Michelle Veith        July 18, 2023
Bob Wheeler          July 18, 2024
Shelly Evans            July 18, 2025
Kimberly Friedrich     July 18, 2026
Patrick Allen            July 18, 2027
Staff Liaison: Aaron Desentz, City Manager, (989) 779-5321

Isabella County Material Recovery Facility Governing Board (MRF)

Meets on 3rd Thursday (January, March, May, July, September, November) at 8:00 a.m. (Recycling Center)
Jason Moore   City Representative
Matt Weaver   December 31, 2023

Isabella County Transportation Commission (ICTC)

Meets on 4th Thursday of the month (ICTC)
Rick Fockler    December 31, 2024
Dennis Adams   December 31, 2025

Contact Person: Kelly Crofoot (989) 773-2913

Local Officers Compensation Commission

Meets as needed generally only every 5 years (City Hall)
Brian Hansen          December 31, 2023
James Moreno        December 31, 2024
Jon Joslin                December 31, 2025
James Kridler             December 31, 2026
Wayne Heminger    December 31, 2027
Andrew Devenney     December 31, 2028
Gary Mark               December 31, 2029
Staff Liaison: Heather Bouck, City Clerk (989) 779-5374

Mid-Michigan Aquatic Recreational Authority
Meeting schedule to be determined
Allison Chiodini           December 31, 2022     Union Township Representative
John Zang                    December 31, 2023     City Representative
Stan Shingles             December 31, 2023   Union Township Representative
Lisa Diaz                    December 31, 2024   Mt. Pleasant Public Schools Representative
Michael Huenemann   February 14 ,2025     Member at Large
Mark Stansberry        February 14, 2025     Member at Large
Judith Wagley            December 31, 2025   City Representative

Parks and Recreation Commission
Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (City Hall)
Brian Sponseller   December 31, 2023
Vacant                  December 31, 2023
Brian Mitchell       December 31 ,2024
Vacant                  December 31 ,2024
James Batcheller     December 31, 2025
Peter Little            December 31, 2025
Kristin Lalonde     December 31, 2025
Staff Liaison: Phil Biscorner, Director of Parks, Recreation and Public Spaces (989) 779-5328

Planning Commission
Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (City Hall)
Andrew Devenney   December 31, 2023
David Kingsworthy  December 31, 2023
Christine Ortman     December 31, 2023
Yannis Haveles         December 31, 2024
Lesley Hoenig          December 31, 2024
Kelli Nicholas           December 31, 2024
Corey Friedrich        December 31, 2025
Glen Irwin II             December 31, 2025
Matthew Liesch       December 31, 2025
Staff Liaison: Manuela Powidayko, Planning & Community Development Director (989) 779-5346

Police Retiree Health Care Board
Quarterly, after the Fire and Police Retirement Board (Public Safety)

Principal Shopping District Board (PSD)
(PSD) Meets as needed (City Hall)
Boomer Wingard  City Commissioner
Kristin Batzner    December 31, 2023
Rachael Agardy   December 31, 2025 (resident representative)
Vacant                 December 31, 2025
Vacant                 December 31, 2026
Staff Liaison: Michelle Sponseller, Downtown Development Director (989) 779-5348

Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA)
Meets the 4th Monday of the month(February, May, August & November) at 8:30 a.m. (City Hall)
Brian Assmann    City Commissioner
Nicole Frost         Isabella County Representative   Jerry Jaloszynski - Alternate
Vacant                 December 31, 2023
Rachel Blizzard      December 31 ,2025
Vacant                 December 31, 2026 (Industrial Park North Representative)
Rick Swindlehurst  December 31, 2026
Bryan Wieferich     December 31, 2026
Staff Liaison: Michelle Sponseller, Downtown Development Director (989) 779-5348

Zoning Board of Appeals
4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (City Hall)
Steven Stressman     December 31, 2023
Vacant                    December 31, 2023 (alternate)
Corey Friedrich       Designee from Planning Commission
Lara Raisanen         December 31, 2024
David McGuire       December 31, 2025
Peter Orlik              December 31, 2025
Staff Liaison: Brian Kench, Building Official (989) 779-5301