Planning Department

The Planning Department is taking appointments until further notice.

Please call (989) 775-4014. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Mission Statement

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.

Chippewa River Cleanup - POSTPONED
Published: 7/15/2024 7:19:00 AM - Planning

Due to the closing of the Tribal Government on Wednesday, July 17th to honor the passing of the former Tribal Chief, Dennis Kequom the River Cleanup will be postponed - additional details will follow
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River Cleanup of the Chippewa River - Rescheduled
Published: 7/10/2024 11:00:00 AM - Planning

Update - River Cleanup has been rescheduled for Wednesday (7/17)
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Plant Giveaway - Today!
Published: 6/20/2024 7:54:00 AM - Planning

The Planning Department and the Environmental Team are hosting a free plant giveaway on Thursday, June 20, starting at 9:30am at the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College’s Parking Lot (5805 E. Pickard St.)
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  • Please send correspondences to:
  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
  • Planning Department
  • 7500 Soaring Eagle Blvd
  • Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858