The Marquette County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority was created on August 3, 2010 under the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, PA 381 of 1996, as amended.  The Authority consists of 8 members, serving 3-year terms.  Current Authority members, along with their term expirations are:

Members Term expiration Representation
Paul Arsenault, Chair 7/31/17 County Board Representative
William Carlson, Vice Chair 7/31/17 City/Township Representative
Anne Giroux, Treasurer 7/31/16 County Treasurer
Ken Kaiser 7/31/17 County Planning Commission Representative
Crystal Barr-Berglund 7/31/18 Real Estate Professional
Steve Schenden 7/31/18 Economic Developer
John Marshall 7/31/18 County Economic Development Committee Representative
Lance Lindberg, Secretary 7/31/16 Engineering/Construction Professional


Per the Authority's bylaws, the intent of the authority is to:

  • Facilitate the implementation of Brownfield plans relative to the designation and treatment of qualified Brownfield Redevelopment projects.
  • To educate the public and promote the benefits of the Brownfield Program throughout Marquette County to encourage revitalization of environmentally distressed areas.
  • Determine the captured taxable value of each parcel of eligible property.  The captured taxable value of a parcel shall not be less than zero.
  • To pursue avenues to sustain, supplement, or enhance the program either through grants or other means.

The Authority meets the second Monday of every month at 4:00 at the County Courthouse/Annex, 234 W. Baraga Ave.  Marquette, MI 49855. The meeting schedule for 2018 is as follows: 

January 8, 2018 4:00 PM  July 9, 2018 4:00 PM
February 12, 2018 4:00 PM August 13, 2018 4:00 PM
March 12, 2018 4:00 PM  September 10, 2018 4:00 PM
April 9, 2018 4:00 PM  October 8, 2018 4:00 PM
May 14, 2018 **CANCELLED**  November 5, 2018 4:00 PM
June 11, 2018 4:00 PM  December 10, 2018 4:00 PM