The Emmet County Office of Planning, Zoning, and Construction Resources will be working with Emmet County local jurisdictions and other county participants to update the 2022 Emmet County-wide Recreation Plan. If you live or recreate in Emmet County, your input is invaluable to this process. Please take five minutes to complete the Recreation Plan survey online, or if you prefer, print out the survey and submit it to the Emmet County Department of Planning, Zoning and Construction Resources. If you have any questions regarding the Emmet County Recreation Plan Update, please contact Tammy Doernenburg, Planning & Zoning Director, at (231) 439-8998 or by email at
**Link to the online survey —
**Link to printable PDF version of the survey —

Board Meetings:

2nd Tuesday of the month (except March) at 6:00 pm at the Township Hall.

Township Board Meeting

August 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Planning Commission Meetings:

2nd Wednesday of the month (with some exceptions) at 7:00 pm at the Township Hall.

Planning Commission Meeting

August 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM

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West Traverse Township is located on the north side of Little Traverse Bay, in the western part of Emmet County, which is situated in the northwest region of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.  West Traverse Township is one of the smallest townships in the State comprising approximately 13 square miles of the County’s 468 square miles of land area.  The Township’s irregular size and shape is due to the shoreline of Lake Michigan.