Oceana County Michigan

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The Oceana County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority was created by the Oceana County Board of Commissioners on July 8, 2021 under the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, Public Act 381 of 1996, as amended.  The Authority consists of a nine (9) member board of directors serving three (3) years, following each members’ initial staggered terms of appointment.

A complete contact list for each board member can be found by clicking here.

Purpose of a Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

The Authority was created to assist in the revitalization of properties.  The Authority may approve plans that help revitalize, redevelop, and reuse contaminated, blighted, or functionally obsolete, or historic sites.  The Authority would encourage remediation of those sites by providing developers with a means to recover eligible remediation costs to develop the property into a viable community asset.  


The Authority is only authorized to operate in communities that explicitly choose to be members of the Authority through adoption of a resolution by the local governing body.  Communities that have chosen to participate include:

  • Village of Rothbury
  • Village of Pentwater
  • Village of Hesperia
  • Village of Shelby
  • Pentwater Township
  • Shelby Township
  • Golden Township
  • Ferry Township
  • Elbridge Township
  • City of Hart
  • Hart Township
  • Claybanks Township

Public Notice, Agenda, Minutes

Authority Meeting Dates Oceana County Building

100 S. State St.
Hart, MI 49420

P: 231-873-6733
10/19/2021 – Organizational Meeting Notice Agenda Minutes
11/16/2021 Notice Agenda Minutes
12/21/2021 Notice Agenda Minutes
01/11/2022 Notice Agenda Minutes
02/08/2022 Notice Agenda Minutes
03/08/2022 Notice Agenda Minutes


Contact Brownfield Redevelopment Authority


Ms. Sara Bizon
Mr. Steve Bruch
Vice Chairperson
Ms. Mary Lou Phillips
Ms. Tracy Blamer
Mr. Norman Dodds
Board Member
Dr. Lynne Cavazos
Board Member
Mr. Denny Powers
Board Member
Mr. Richard Huntington
Board Member
Ms. Anne Pawli
Board Member


Mr. Steve Bruch
100 S State Street, Suite M-4
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: 231-873-6733


Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Lunch noon - 1:00 PM

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