City of Dewitt

Boards & Commissions

Cable & Technology Commission

The Cable & Technology Commission consists of six members, one of whom is a member of the City Council. The term of each member is three years. Meets on an as-needed basis. The Commission has the following functions:

  • Recommend general policy relating to access channels with a view toward maximizing the diversity of programs and services to the subscribers.
  • Encourage and supervise the interconnection of systems.
  • Advise on the regulation of rates and make recommendations on requested changes in rates, services, and classifications.
  • Make other recommendations to the City Council concerning resolutions of disputes between the cable provider, subscribers, and others.
  • Advise the City Council on matters that might constitute grounds for revocation of the franchise.
  • Monitors the City’s website.
  • The City’s WITT Channel is on Channel 12 (Comcast) & Channel 201 (ComLink)

Board Members

  • Madeline Trimby
  • Paul Potts
  • Bonnie Ward

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission consists of seven members, one of whom is a member of the City Council. The term of each member is three years. The Commission has the following functions:

  • To make and adopt a comprehensive development plan for the future physical development of the City.
  • To recommend appropriate regulations and the boundaries of districts or zones.
  • To make recommendations to the City Council, to public officials, and to citizens regarding all matters relating to the planning and development of the City.

Board Members

  • Greg Ware
  • Patrick Cook
  • Ginny Haas
  • Teresa Patterson
  • Mike Lee
  • Trevor VanDyke

The Local Officers Compensation Commission

The Local Officers Compensation Commission is created for the purpose of determining the salaries of all local elected officials for the City. This Commission consists of five members who are registered electors of the City. Each Commissioner is appointed to a five-year term.

Board Members

  • Teri Reyburn
  • Teresa Patterson
  • Bonnie Ward
  • Cindy Maher
  • Betty Grzesiak

Parks, Recreation, Cemetery and Tree Commission

The Park, Recreation, Cemetery & Tree Commission consists of five members who serve three-year terms. The Commission has the following functions:
(In July 2012 the Tree Commission became combined with Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Commission)

  • To develop a broad variety of programs, facilities, and services.
  • To inform and update the public on the purposes of and needs for parks and recreational programs, as well as the cemetery facilities.
  • To coordinate opportunities for the public to be involved in the planning and development of the City’s parks, recreational programs, and cemetery.
  • To seek out and plan the use of financial resources needed to enhance and expand the existing park system, recreational programs, and cemetery.
  • To act as a liaison and coordinate with other agencies.
  • To evaluate the Commission’s programs, operations, facilities, services, and relationships to ensure that goals and objectives are being met.
  • To provide encouragement, support, and work in partnership with city staff to provide a team approach to problem-solving.
  • To study, investigate, counsel, develop, administer and annually update a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal, or disposition of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets, and in other public areas.
  • Make recommendations to the City Council that a registered state forester is engaged as a consultant to assist the Commission in the technical matters of forestry management.
  • Reveal findings or recommendations upon any special matter or question within the scope of its work.

For more information:
Visit our Parks & Cemeteries page, or visit the DeWitt Recreation Website

Board Members

  • David Ladd
  • Frank Waters
  • Denise Donohue
  • Joseph Costigan
  • Florian Lenneman

DARA

The DeWitt Area Recreation Authority Board of Commissioners (DARA) consists of six members who act as the governing body of DARA. The Board is comprised of three representatives from the City of DeWitt and three representatives from DeWitt Charter Township. Terms are generally three years.

DARA is responsible for providing recreational and leisure services to the residents of the City of DeWitt and DeWitt Charter Township. They are also responsible for establishing policies and rules governing the various recreational programs sponsored by DARA.

Click here to view the DARA website.

City Representatives

  • John Koskela
  • Dave Hunsaker
  • Matt Cooper

DAESA

The DeWitt Area Emergency Services Authority Board (DAESA) consists of six members who act as the governing body of DAESA. The Board is comprised of six members, two from the City of DeWitt, two from Olive Township and two from Riley Township. Terms are for four years.

DAESA is responsible for delivering emergency services (fire and emergency medical services) to the residents of the City of DeWitt and Olive and Riley Townships.

City Representatives

  • David Hunsaker
  • Sheryl Landgraf

Board of Review

The Board of Review shall have the same statutory duties and powers for revising and correcting assessments, as township boards of review, except as otherwise provided in this charter. The board shall hear protests and may correct the assessment roll for just cause. The board shall consider only those facts existing on Tax Day in making its determination. Changes to the roll may be made only by the board unless otherwise provided by the statute. A permanent record of all board proceedings and actions shall be prepared by the City Assessor and filed with the City Clerk.

Board Members

  • Joel Gorch
  • Judy Korte
  • Darrin Rockcole

DDA

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) consists of nine members, some of whom are residents of the DDA district and others who are owners of businesses in the district. The mayor represents the City Council on the DDA. The DDA is responsible for:

  • Acting as the planning body for future development in the DDA district.
  • Overseeing the expense of funds collected by the Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) district.
  • Developing plans for marketing the downtown and its businesses.

For more information visit the DDA website

Board Members

  • Corey Rees
  • Sheryl Landgraf
  • Ryan Mitchell
  • Sue Lemming, Mayor
  • Kelly Preston
  • Joel Dillingham
  • Andy Joslyn
  • Christie Callahan
  • Emmie Musser

Construction Board of Appeals

The construction board of appeals consists of five members. Each member serves a term of five years. Each member shall be a person who is qualified by professional designation or work experience and training to make decisions on construction matters.

Board Members

  • Dave Hunsaker
  • David Swanson
  • Bill Arens
  • Corey Rees

SCCMUA Board of Commissioners

The Southern Clinton County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCCMUA) Board of Commissioners consists of ten members who act as the governing body of SCCMUA. The Board is comprised of the five representatives from DeWitt Charter Township, two representatives each from Bath and Watertown Charter Townships, and one representative from the City of DeWitt. Membership on the Board is based on each municipality’s ownership in the Clear Water Plant. Each member serves three years.

SCCMUA is responsible for operating and maintaining the Clean Water Plant and the sanitary sewer systems of Bath, DeWitt and Watertown Charter Townships, and the City of DeWitt.

For more information visit SCCMUA’s wesbite

Board Members

  • Dan Coss

DeWitt District Library Board of Trustees

The DeWitt District Library Board of Trustees consists of seven persons responsible for operating the DeWitt District Library, which services the City of DeWitt, DeWitt Charter Township, and Watertown Township. Board Members serve a four-year term. The Board is comprised of three representatives (residents) from the City of DeWitt, three representatives (residents) from DeWitt Charter Township, and one representative (resident) from Watertown Township.

For more information visit the Library website

City Representatives

  • Paul Perpich
  • Tony Spagnuolo