Contact Information:
Anne Giroux, Executive Director
234 W. Baraga Ave.
Marquette, MI  49855
agiroux@mqtco.org
906-225-8177
906-225-8155 (fax)

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 7/31/23 County Board Representative
John Marshall, Vice Chair 7/31/24 County Economic Development Committee Representative
Nicholas Benson, Treasurer 7/31/22 County Treasurer
Lance Lindberg, Secretary 7/31/22 Engineering/Construction Professional
Kristin Thornton 7/31/23 City/Township Representative
Ken Kaiser 7/31/23 County Planning Commission Representative
Kellie Hillier-Genschaw 7/31/24 Real Estate Professional
Steve Schenden 7/31/24 Economic Developer


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. Click here for Authority meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes.