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by Annette Kleinschmit
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Hosted by Leelanau 4-H, this free, 4-week 4-H Public Speaking course is for youth in grades 6-12 and offered on the following Mondays from 6-6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

The topics that are covered include:

  • Week 1 (May 11): From Fear to Fantastic: how to manage stage fright
  • Week 2 (May 18): Impromptu Speaking:  speaking "off the cuff" to celebrate/commemorate 
  • Week 3 (May 25): Informative Speaking: telling, teaching, talking about useful topics
  • Week 4 (June 1): Persuasive Speaking: influencing positive changes through your ideas and words

Building confidence in public speaking is an important life skill with many important real-life applications.  Join 4-H Leader Dr. Mark Howell to sharpen your public speaking skills!  You will receive an email with a Zoom invite and password to join.  For more info, contact Rosali Collier at 231-256-9888 or  Click on the link to register:

by Laurel Evans
Monday, April 27, 2020

The May 5, 2020, Special Session of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be Live-streamed via YouTube.

More information on how to view this meeting or offer public comment is available at the top of the agenda on the meeting webpage -

by Laurel Evans
Monday, April 27, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be holding a Finance/Audit Committee meeting via Zoom on April 28, 2020.

More information on how to view the meeting and instructions on how to comment publicly are available on the meeting webpage -

by Annette Kleinschmit
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Every Wednesday throughout the growing season, MSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be available live via Zoom to answer your lawn and garden questions. They will help you with diagnosing lawn and garden problems, vegetable garden advice, and insect and plant identification.  To ask your questions, all you have to do is join the Zoom meeting between the hours of 11am and 1pm on any Wednesday. You will be taken to a virtual waiting room momentarily before meeting with the MSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.  The Zoom meeting link to join is  or you can join by phone, by calling (312) 626 6799 and entering the Zoom meeting ID 210-151-959 and the password 1914.   For more information, please contact Nate Walton, MSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Program Instructor at 231-256-9888 x 323 or

by Amber Weber
Monday, April 20, 2020

The Building Safety Department has posted important information relating to COVID-19 on its webpage -

by Laurel Evans
Monday, April 20, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be participating in its April 21, 2020, Regular Session via Zoom, with the meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Please preregister for public comment through the County Clerk’s Office (231-256-9824 or; we are asking for the following information –

  • Name, phone number, and general topic (topic is optional)
  • Select which of the two Public Comment sessions you wish to address the Board

We will only be admitting you to the Zoom session during the appropriate PC period of your choosing. You can watch the meeting as it is live-streamed on YouTube to get a better idea of how soon you will be admitted to the meeting to speak.

As described on the agenda for this meeting, you will need to call the following number to participate in the meeting – 1-312-626-6799. The Meeting ID number is 954-5259-9680.

Follow the voice prompts until it says you are in the waiting room.

We welcome comments submitted by email as well.

by Michelle Crocker
Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Election Notice for the May 5, 2020, Special Election is now available for viewing -

by Trudy Galla
Monday, April 13, 2020


DO NOT put items into the recycling containers that we do not accept (see signs on the containers). 

Please DO NOT recycle used paper towels, medical waste supplies, tissues or wet paper cleaning materials.

Please DO recycle CLEAN cardboard, plastic, glass, metal and paper from households. 


BAG ALL TRASH, especially used/wet tissues, paper towels, toiletries, diapers, personal hygiene items, cleaning rags and towel.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be live-streaming its April 14, 2020, Executive Board and Special Sessions.

More information on how to comment publicly, along with a link to each live video is available at the top of the agenda for each of these meetings:

April 14, 2020, Executive Board Session

April 14, 2020, Special Session

by Michelle Crocker
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Close of Registration Notice for the 2020 May Special Election is available on the County Clerk's Elections Page -

For more information on this election, please contact Michelle L. Crocker, Leelanau County Clerk, 231-256-9824 or

by Matt Ansorge
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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