Public Notices:

The Leelanau County Road Commission, located in Suttons Bay Michigan, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Manager or Engineer-Manager. Under the direction of the Board of County Road Commissioners, this position is responsible for overseeing and supporting the Road Commission staff; delegate tasks and responsibilities as needed; meet deadlines and directives in a timely manner and possess strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Ideal candidate must have project planning and development ability, understanding of human resource management, union labor relations, contract negotiation, fiscal management and budget control.  Knowledge of road construction is a plus.  Knowledge of Michigan Transportation Funding, understanding of local, state and federal highway financing is a plus.

A Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or public/business administration is preferred but not required. At least four years of public works/transportation experience with extensive managerial experience in the public sector is also preferred. Must possess basic computer skills and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license.

The salary and benefit package will commensurate with experience. Please send resume and salary requirements to the Leelanau County Road Commission, attention Secretary to the Board, 10550 E. Eckerle Road, Suttons Bay, Michigan  49682 or by email  Click here to download the job description for this position.

 The Leelanau County Road Commission has jurisdiction over 597 miles of primary and county roads within 11 Townships and maintenance responsibilities for 209 lane Miles of State Highway under a contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Application deadline is January 18, 2019, or until position is filled. Must request confidentiality if desired.  The Leelanau County Road Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job application: road crew/CDL drivers/Mechanics

Please click here to download a copy of our job application.  Completed forms can be emailed to, mailed, or dropped off in person at our Suttons Bay office during regular business hours 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Note to applicants who have Adobe Acrobat Pro loaded on your PC: save a copy of the blank application to your desktop first before filling it out; otherwise the information loaded to the file could be lost.


The Leelanau County Road Commission typically meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month.  Meetings are at 1:00 pm and public comments are accepted at the beginning and end of every regular meeting. Members of the public are always welcome and encouraged to attend.  Follow this link for a list of 2018 meeting dates.

To meet with the Leelanau County Road Commission Board, please call Joe Nedow, Finance Manager and Secretary to the Board at 231-271-3993, Ext. 223 to schedule an appointment.  If you’d prefer to attend a regular meeting commission to offer your comments, there is a public comment session at the beginning and end of every meeting.  To present handouts or other printed material for board review, please submit them to the Board Secretary the Thursday prior to the meeting for inclusion in board member packets.

Fall, Winter and Spring Hours:

7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from mid-August through late April.

Summer hours:

6:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday, closed Fridays starting first full week in May through mid-August.


The Leelanau County Road Commission office will be closed for the following holidays:

  • Friday, April 19, 2019 - Good Friday

  • Monday, May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day

  • Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Independence Day

  • Friday and Monday, September 6 & 9, 2019 - Labor Day weekend

  • Thursday and Friday, November 28-29, 2019 - Thanksgiving Holiday

  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - Christmas Day

  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - New Years Day

Mailbox Maintenance: what you need to know.......

Click here to view "Mailbox Maintenance" page.

Road Mileage Certification Maps by Township - as of 2017

These maps certify roads which are under the jurisdiction of the Leelanau County Road Commission, the length of each road, and the fact that these roads are normally open to automobile traffic May through October. 

The maps are organized by township and are presented in PDF file format.

-Bingham Township

-Centerville Township

-Cleveland Township

-Elmwood Township

-Empire Township

-Glen Arbor Township

-Kasson Township

-Leelanau Township

-Leland Township

-Solon Township

-Suttons Bay Township

-Urban: Bingham

-Urban: Elmwood

McNitt Act Historical Records........

To view scans of our historical records of various township roads turned over to the Road Commission by year, please click on the links below: (as some of these files are rather large, it may take several minutes to download the file......)

-1931 Book one

-1931 Book two




-1936 Book one

-1936 Book two

-1937 Book one

-1937 Book