County and Township Lookout Reports

Benzie Dems’ “lookouts” are volunteers who attend regular Benzie County Commission and township board meetings and submit brief reports. We post all available reports on the Benzie Democrats Facebook page and email them to county and/or township residents.They’re very popular with readers who know how important local decisions are to their lives and our community. You can see an archive of past reports here.

If you would like to receive reports for your township and/or the County Commission, please send an email to or call 231-325-0008 and give us your email address and township.

Now, as an additional service, we are offering the most current reports here on our website, via the links below. We will update these files as new reports come in from our “lookouts.” 

Benzie County Board of Commissioners

Almira Township

Gilmore Township

Homestead Township

Inland Township

Joyfield Township

Village of Elberta

As you can see, we don’t have recent reports for all Benzie townships because we don’t have volunteers to cover all township meetings. If you are interested in becoming a “lookout” for the County Commission or a township board, please contact Mary Robling at

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Monthly Meetings

Due to the ongoing threat of Covid, we will continue with Zoom meetings for the foreseeable future: (See “Get Involved” tab for details.)

Regular Meetings, 3rd Saturdays:
February 19
March 19
April 16
May 21
June 18
July 16
August 20
September 17
October 15
November 19
December 17

Business meetings, 1st Tuesdays:
February 1
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7
July 5
August 2
September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6