Board of Commissioners


  1. Rob Hentschel

    Rob Hentschel

    District 5, Chair

  2. Board of Commissioners

    Physical Address
    400 Boardman Avenue
    Suite 305
    Traverse City, MI 49684



Grand Traverse County commits to being a leader in providing responsive, effective, quality service to our community.


Grand Traverse County, through innovation and collaboration with our community, cultivates a vibrant place for all to live, work, and play.

About the Commission

The Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners is the chief legislative and policy-making body of the Grand Traverse County Government. Commissioners are elected to 2-year terms from districts that are roughly equal in population. A chair is elected at the first meeting of each new term and a vice-chair is elected at the first meeting of each new year by the Commissioners. 

Primary Functions

  • Adopting the County's annual budget
  • Raising the money to fund the County's operations by levying property taxes, setting fees, and selling bonds or borrowing. 
  • Appointing County residents to serve on various County Boards, commissions and committees, which provide oversight for significant County services. 
  • Selecting a County Administrator to supervise the day-to-day operations of County departments. 
  • Representing the County, and managing its property and business by adopting rules, regulations, ordinances, and policies. 


  • Regular Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month at 9:00 AM.
  • Study Sessions may be held, as needed, on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
  • 2nd Floor Commission Chambers, Governmental Center, 400 Boardman Ave. Traverse City, MI 49684
  • View the Board of Commissioners' agendas, minutes, and meeting recordings on iCompass here.
  • Meeting Schedule


Board meetings are recorded and can be viewed via live web stream through TACM.TV, Channel 191, or the archived videos linked below. Ad Hoc Committee meetings will not be live-streamed or recorded.

Live Stream Meetings

View live meetings on TACM.TV or Channel 191.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Draft minutes are available within eight days following meeting. 

View Most Recent Agenda and Minutes

View Agendas and Minutes From 2011-2019 

View Agendas and Minutes From 2011 and Older