Regional councils in Michigan are involved in a wide array of community development and local government services to communities in their regions. Some of the programs are regional in scope while others are local. The nature and scope of the services vary considerably from region to region, and are dependent on the needs and priorities of local communities, rural/metropolitan nature of the region, mission of the regional council, and resources available. The following are a few examples of programs and services offered by many regional councils in Michigan:

 

  • Management and administration of homeland security programs
  • Administration of housing and community development programs
  • Community corrections management planning
  • Hazard mitigation planning
  • Growth management/land use planning
  • Coastal zone management planning
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Traffic counts and analysis
  • Air quality planning
  • Water quality management planning
  • Solid waste management planning
  • Zoning ordinance preparation
  • Brownfield redevelopment
  • Census data and information
  • Recreation planning
  • Other customized services to local government