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Traverse City, MI  49684
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Welcome to the Charter Township of Garfield!

Garfield Township offices will be closed on Monday February 20, 2017 in observance of President's Day.  



The Charter Township of Garfield (population 16,256), which is the largest Township in Northern Michigan and located adjacent to the City of Traverse City, seeks a Deputy Planner.                  

The ideal candidate will hold a bachelors degree in planning, environmental studies, geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or similar field. Candidates must be organized, able to work in a team environment, capable of clearly and concisely expressing ideas, exhibit good verbal and written skills, and have demonstrated ability to make difficult decisions. Three to five years municipal experience - such as site analysis, community development, land use planning, and/or zoning code research is a plus.  Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is desired within one year of the hire date.

Position responsibilities include:

  1. Coordinate and manage the development and maintenance of the Township’s Geographic Information System (GIS).
  2. Provide technical support, information, and guidance to property owners, developers, other Departments, staff, and elected and appointed officials on planning and zoning policies, plans, and procedures.
  3. Administration, preparation and presentation of staff reports to the Township Planning Commission, Township Parks and Recreation and the Township Board.
  4. Attend meetings and prepare presentations for communication with Township Planning Commission, Township Board, Township Parks and Recreation and the public.
  5. Assist in conducting special reports and projects, including gathering data, analysis, database management, evaluations, and recommendations.
  6. Coordinate the preparation of all parks and recreation related documents, including updating a DNR approved Parks and Recreation Plan, grants, land acquisitions, budget, donations and conservation easements as well as serve as the principal liaison with the Garfield Township Parks and Recreation Commission and other Park related associations.

Applications will be accepted until February 17, 2017. Please submit a copy of the job application along with your resume.  A copy of the Job Description can be found here.

Send resume and application to:

Charter Township of Garfield
ATTN: Judith Battle, Administrative Assistant
3848 Veterans Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684

Fax Resume to (231) 941-1588

Email:  jbattle@garfield-twp.com

Phone (231) 941-1620


Garfield Township is always looking for residents to serve on various Boards and Commissions.  If this is something that interests you, please send a letter of interest to Garfield Township. Attention: Supervisor, Chuck Korn at 3848 Veterans Drive, Traverse City Mi 49684.


You can find more information regarding Resource Recovery 2017  Household Hazardous Waste Disposal  by clicking on the hyperlink.


New 2015 Residential Code in effect February 8, 2016

Any applications received on or after February 8, 2016 shall be reviewed and inspected under the 2015 Code.


Wondering if your child is in the right car seat? Did you know that 9 out of 10 car seats are not installed correctly? Have your child's seat inspected by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians for: recalls, proper installation, appropriateness for child size and other safety concerns. 

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GT Sheriff's Office Correctional Facility Garage
320 Washington

4th Friday of every month:
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

GT Metro Fire Department, Garfield Station 11
3000 Albany

Call for an appointment: (231) 922-4843 

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3848 Veterans Drive | Traverse City, MI 49684 | 231-941-1620 | fax: 231-941-1588