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Ogemaw County is comprised of 14 townships, 2 cities, and a village. West Branch is the county seat, home to the county courthouse and state and federal offices.

County Departments

County courthouse and annex building hours are 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. County offices are closed on the following dates: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve. Holidays that fall on Sunday will be observed on the following Monday. Holidays that fall on Saturday will be observed on the preceding Friday.


Departments Contact Phone Website
911 Central Dispatch Carol Adair 989.345.6911 ogemawcountymi.gov
Airport Lane Taber 989.345.1453 ogemawcountymi.gov
Building & Zoning Glenda Colclasure 989.345.3370 ogemawcountymi.gov
Clerk Gary Klacking 989.345.0218 ogemawcountymi.gov
Commission on Aging Carol Gillman 989.345.5300 ogemawcountymi.gov
District Court 989.345.5040 ogemawcountymi.gov
Equalization John Awrey 989.345.0328 ogemawcountymi.gov
EMS Authority Shirley Buck 989.345.4503 ogemawcountymi.gov
Friend of the Court William Jennings, Jr. 989.345.5520 ogemawcountymi.gov
District Health Dept. #2 Denise Bryan 989.345.5020 dhd2.org
Home Improvement LeeAnn Fischer 989.345.5390 nemah.org
MSU Extension Bill Carpenter 989.345.0692 msue.msu.edu/ogemaw
Nature Park Jim & Pat McCain 989.389.3257 ogemawcountymi.gov
Public Transit Shirley Buck 989.345.5790 ogemawcountymi.gov
Prosecuting Attorney LaDonna Schultz 989.345.5700 ogemawcountymi.gov
Register of Deeds Denise Simmons 989.345.0728 ogemawcountymi.gov
Road Commission Mike Schultz 989.345.0234 ogemawcrc.org
RV Park Dan & Deb Turland 989.345.3295 ogemawcountymi.gov
Sheriff Howie Hanft 989.345.3111 ogemawcountymi.gov
Veteran’s Affairs Jeff Nichols 989.345.5170 ogemawcountymi.gov

Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners meets the 2nd Thursday at 9:00am, and the 4th Thursday at 7:00pm in the county courthouse.


District Covering Commissioner Phone
1 Foster and Edwards Greg Illig 989.345.2955
2 City of West Branch, West Branch Township 1a and Klacking Township Bruce Reetz 989.709.0608
3 Rose City, Cumming, Goodar, Hill and Rose Township Ron Quackenbush 989.685.2794
4 Churchill Township, Mills Township 1 and West Branch Township 1b Brenda Simmons 989.343.0576
5 Logan, Richland and Mills Township 2 Pete Hennard 989.942.1309

Local, State and Federal Office Contacts


Offices Contact Phone Website
Human Services Walt Kaniszewski 989.345.5135 michigan.gov/dhs
Secretary of State 989.345.1199 michigan.gov/sos
State Police Lt. Jeff Anthony 989.345.0955 michigan.gov/msp
USDA Service Center usda.gov
Farm Service Agency John Porath 989.345.5470, x.2 fsa.usda.gov
Nat’l Resources Conservation Svc Mieka Rueger 989.345.5470, x.3
Ogemaw Conservation District Terri Mier 989.343.0923
Area Director Rural Development Adrin W. Wagner III 989.345.5470, x.4 rurdev.usda.gov
City of Rose City Dave Reasner 989.685.2103
City of West Branch Tom Youatt 989.345.0500 westbranch.com
Village of Prescott Mark Janowski 989.873.5675
Churchill Township John Clark, Sr. 989.345.0096
Cumming Township Charles Katynski 989.685.2894
Edwards Township Louis Winter 989.345.1321
Foster Township Sandy Miller 989.345.2701 fostertownship.com
Goodar Township Cliff Chase 989.257.3455 goodartwp.com
Hill Township Rob Reid 989.728.5131
Horton Township Karen Michael 989.345.1743
Klacking Township Debra Thomas 989.345.2999
Logan Township Kathy David 989.873.5532
Mills Township Lloyd Saunders 989.873.4411 skidway-lake.net
Ogemaw Township Denis Stephens 989.345.3440 ogemawtownship.org
Richland Township Bill Cliff 989.873.4135
Rose Township Louis McKellar 989.473.2001
West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce Heather Johnson 989.345.2821 www.wbacc.com
West Branch Township Ryan Veeder 989.345.5450 westbranchtownship.org

Complete Directory

Published: 2011



Ogemaw County Township Map

Published: 2011