County Administration

Administrator’s Mission Statement
To manage and support county operations as directed by the Board of Commissioners in order to efficiently deliver services to citizens.

The County Administrator is appointed by the Board of Commissioners to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer, to implement Board policies, to supervise all functions that report to the Board of Commissioners, and to oversee the daily activities of the County. The County Administrator and support staff provide professional support, project management, and policy recommendations for the Board of Commissioners.

The Administrator’s Office is responsible for assisting the Board in meeting identified goals; developing annual budget recommendations; preparing agenda items for the Board of Commissioners; developing procedures to accompany Board policies; conducting program, departmental, and management analyses; coordinating the pursuit of the Board’s legislative agenda; and providing general administrative support.

Strategic Goals

Develop internal and external communication strategies
Maintain/enhance partnerships and relationships that support the mission of Cheboygan County government
Reduce cost of Cheboygan County government operations


Maintain the long-term financial health of the County
Create and foster a culture that promotes creative and strategic thinking to achieve the County’s Mission
Encourage the establishment of strategic, public/private, intergovernmental and interdepartmental partnerships
Provide efficient, effective, accurate, and timely information to the Board of Commissioners, departments/agencies, the judiciary, and the public

County Incentive Program

Cheboygan County receives revenue sharing payments from the State of Michigan to assist in provide funding for County services to the public.  A portion of these funds are distributed through the State’s County Incentive Program which requires the County to provide the following fiscal information for public review.

Accountability & Transparency

County Performance Dashboard

Citizen's Guide to local Unit Finances-

Cheboygan County CDBG Citizen Participation Plan

County Administrator
Jeffery Lawson
(231) 627-8855

870 South Main St
PO 70
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Fax: (231) 627-8881

County Administrator
Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

Additional Staff
Administrative Assistant
Kathy Morrow