Plan Commission

The Plan Commission comprises five residents and may include one ex-officio citizen member with recognized experience and qualifications related to planning and development with three-year terms. Chairperson: Lisa Bieri

Members: Al Birnschein, Stefanie Burke, Colleen Huberty, and J.R. Jarosh

The Plan Commission responsibilities are to:

  • promote the public health, safety, morals, comfort, prosperity, aesthetics, and general welfare of the town
  • encourage the protection of surface and ground water
  • stabilize and protect property values
  • further the appropriate use of land and conservation of natural resources
  • preserve and promote the beauty of the community
  • implement the community's Comprehensive Plan or plan components

The Plan Commission shall also encourage the economic development of Jacksonport Township by:

  • Evaluating economic development and related activities in the town
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses in the current town economy
  • Recommend projects and public improvements in the town that improve the local economy
  • Work to create jobs and development in the town
  • Work to create public improvements consistent with the approved land use plan and economic development

In addition, the Plan Commission shall:

  • Exercise the authority and responsibilities of a Town Plan Commission as outlined in  the state statutes
  • Make recommendations to the Town Board on the issues requiring Town Board approval
  • Prepare an annual report on the activities and operations of the committee along with recommendations for future improvements
  • Prepare an annual budget and submit it to the Town Board


Comprehensive Plan: Please click to view/download the Comprehensive Plan adopted 2023