Your Leelanau County Road Commission
Chairman: Robert Joyce
Vice-Chairman: John Popa
Member: Jim Calhoun
Member: Tom Eckerle
Member: Greg Mikowski
Each road commission member is elected to a six year term of office with each term staggered every two years. This way only one commissioner is up for re-election in any given election year. Elections for road commission are held in even numbered years, corresponding to county, state and federation election schedules. During the first meeting in January, the five member Board begins each year by electing a Chair and Vice-chair for the ensuing year. This process is followed by appointing a Manager and a Secretary to the Board, and by adopting a meeting schedule for the year. It is the custom of the Road Commission to hold meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month starting at 1:00 p.m. at our Suttons Bay office.
Click here to see our 2019 Road Commission meeting schedule
Duties and Responsibilities
The Leelanau County Road Commission is charged with setting policy, adopting a budget and assuring that staff members carry out the business of the commission. To use our directory below, please click on the email links for each Road Commissioner and staff member below:
John Popa, Vice chairman – firstname.lastname@example.org - Home phone 947-1088
Jim Calhoun, Member - email@example.com
Robert Joyce, Chairman
Greg Mikowski, Member
Tom Eckerle, Member
-For general inquires, please send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Commission Staff
Justin Kelenske, Manager
231-271-3993 Ext. 225
James Johnson, Engineer
Non-residential construction permits, utility permits, land divisions and design standards.
231-271-3993 Ext. 224
Dave Priest, Superintendent
Residential driveway permits, contacts regarding road maintenance and conditions.
231-271-3993 Ext. 226
Joe Nedow, Finance Manager - Secretary to the Board
Recording Secretary to the Board, accounting/financial functions, human resources. 231-271-3993 Ext. 223
Gino Grimaldi, Foreman - Maple City garage
As this location is unable to receive phone calls, please contact the Suttons Bay office at 231-271-3993.
129 W. Church St, Maple City, MI 49664
Dustin Albrecht, Fleet and Facilities Manager
Fleet and facility related contacts.
231-271-3993 Ext. 227
Linda Kuhn, Administrative Assistant
General permit questions and assistance.
231-271-3993 Ext. 221