Mission Statement

Cheboygan County officials and staff will strive to provide public services in an open and courteous manner and will responsibly manage county resources.

Vision Statement

The County of Cheboygan will strengthen its position as a diverse, family oriented community while promoting a higher quality of life, a safe environment, balanced growth and positive interaction with all citizens.

The County Board of Commissioners

The County Board of Commissioners is the governing board and the policy-making body of County Government. While many of its powers, duties and responsibilities are prescribed by law and diffused through the widespread use of commissions, boards, committees and independently elected officers, the board is in charge of the development and approval of county policy. One of the main duties of the Board of Commissioners is to set the budget of the county. Commissioners are elected to a two-year term on a partisan basis from single member districts within the county.

The Board of Commissioners holds a Finance/Business meeting on the second Tuesday of each month and on the fourth Tuesday of each month meets as a Committee of the Whole. Meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. and at such other times and days as may be established. At the first meeting of each year in January, the Board elects a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson. Meetings of the Board are open to the public. Persons wishing to address the Board are requested first to make arrangements with the County Administrator or the County Clerk, so that the matter may be taken up in proper order.

Chairperson:             John Wallace    
Vice Chairperson:    Richard Sangster


Goals focus the direction of an organization’s work, under the guidance from the vision and mission statement. Goals are relatively static in nature and will not often change.

The goals of the Board of Commissioners are:

PUBLIC SAFETY – To focus on providing services beneficial to the citizens of Cheboygan County in the areas of public health, safety and security.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – To promote and encourage economic development through our continued efforts of collaborations with our partners.

QUALITY COUNTY SERVICE – To work diligently to provide courteous, efficient, quality service.

RECOGNIZING SOCIAL ISSUES – To work diligently to address social needs, recognizing the limited role of counties and working together with state and federal governments in their role.

ADDRESSING MULTIPLE FACILITY NEEDS – To continue development of capital improvement schedules to maintain county assets.

COLLABORATION-SERVICE – To explore continued expansion of collaborative activities.