Commission

CUPPAD was created by state legislation in 1968 as one of fourteen state-designated planning and development regions. Located in Escanaba, MI, CUPPAD serves the central six counties of the central Upper Peninsula (Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee, and Schoolcraft) and is governed by a 37-member commission with an 8-member Executive Committee. These commissioners come from all over the region, with representation from each county, and bring their knowledge, expertise, and leadership to the everyday activities of CUPPAD.

To view the bylaws of the Commission, please click here to download.

Archived approved meeting minutes can be found here.

Download the CUPPAD Regional Commission Meeting Schedule (FY24)

CUPPAD Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Guidelines

CUPPAD + Michigan Works! Sublease Agreement 2025

Executive Committee Meeting Schedule for Fiscal Year 2024

The Executive Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of every month, unless it is a full Commission meeting, which will now be held on the fourth Friday of every month. All meetings will take place at the Michigan Works Board Room at the CUPPAD Offices in Escanaba unless otherwise noted. Minutes will be posted as soon as they are available. Please note that CUPPAD's Fiscal Year begins in October of each calendar year. All times are in Eastern unless otherwise noted.

Date Time Location Meeting Minutes

10/27/2023 (Friday)

12:30 PM

Escanaba

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12/14/2023

2:00 PM

Escanaba

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1/25/2024

2:00 PM

Escanaba

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2/23/2024 (Friday)

12:30 PM

Escanaba

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3/28/2024

2:00 PM

Escanaba

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4/26/2024 (Friday)

12:30 PM

Escanaba

 

5/23/2024

2:00 PM

Escanaba

 

6/27/2024

2:00 PM

Escanaba

 

7/26/2024 (Friday)

12:30 PM

Escanaba

 

8/22/2024

2:00 PM

Escanaba

 

9/26/2024

2:00 PM

Escanaba

 
Quarterly Regional Commission Meeting Schedule FY 2024

The full Commission meets quarterly in October, February, April, and July in the same location.

**Please note: Quarterly meetings are now held on FRIDAY.**

Date Time Location Meeting Minutes

10/27/2023

12:30 PM Eastern

Escanaba

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2/23/2024

12:30 PM Eastern

Escanaba

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4/26/2024

12:30 PM Eastern

Escanaba

 

7/26/2024

12:30 PM Eastern

Escanaba

 
Members

FY22-24 Members (3/1/23 to 2/28/25)
*Denotes Executive Committee Member

Alger County

County Board:

*Kelly Livermore

Township Association:

Michelle Doucette

Villages:

Dan Rushford, Chatham

Member at large:

Dean Seaburg

Cities:

Kathy Reynolds, Munising

Planning Commission:

Pam Johnson

Delta County

County Board:

*John Malnar

Township Association:

Gregg Johnson

Villages:

VACANT

Member at large:

Robert Peterson

Cities:

VACANT

Planning Commission:

John Denholm

Dickinson County

County Board:

Joe Stevens

Township Association:

*Denny Olson

Member at large:

VACANT

Member at large:

VACANT

Cities:

Mike Stelmaszek, Kingsford

Planning Commission:

VACANT

Marquette County

County Board:

Joe Derocha

Township Association:

Kristin Thornton

Member at large:

Emily Leach

Member at large:

*Thyra Karlstrom

Cities:

Craig Cugini, Ishpeming

Planning Commission:

*Kathy Vermaat

Menominee County

County Board:

Steven T. Gromola

Township Association:

*Peter Kleiman

Villages:

VACANT

Member at large:

Connie Westrich

Cities:

Zak Aubert, Menominee

Planning Commission:

VACANT

Schoolcraft County

County Board:

Craig Reiter

Township Association:

VACANT

Member at large:

VACANT

Member at large:

VACANT

Cities:

*Mike Perilloux, Manistique

Planning Commission:

VACANT

Hannahville Indian Community

Board: *Jill Beaudo
   
   
   
   
   

Updated 3/19/24

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Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission