Properly managed growth and development which protects the health and welfare of residents and the
environment in which they live is essential to the sustainability of a strong and viable community.
The mission of the Planning Department is to assist the Tribal Council in the reacquisition of lands
within and around the Isabella Reservation, to diversify the Tribal economy, to provide decent and
affordable housing to members within the community, to help design and manage needed construction
projects as part of a team effort (including code compliance and inspection services as outlined in the
Tribal building code), to maintain and implement an effective transportation program within the
Reservation, to oversee environmental protection efforts on lands within the Tribe's jurisdiction, and
to implement the community's vision regarding its future growth and development as defined in the most
recently adopted Strategic and Community Master Plans (including the implementation and enforcement of
related codes and ordinance). In addition, the Planning Department serves as a community development
information clearinghouse and represents Tribal interests as directed by Council on various boards and
agencies related to community and economic development activities.