Planning, Zoning, and Building Department

We will create the ultimate model of Tribal planning and development by utilizing the highest quality professional practices. We will formulate processes that involve the Tribal community by promoting community out-reach, consensus and inter-governmental alliances.


We will utilize our resources to gather planning data that is relevant, highly accurate and useable. We will employ dedicated planning professionals who will use their skills to provide comprehensive and strategic planning that anticipates the needs and visions of the Tribe. We will maintain the support of Tribal leadership by providing trustworthy and reliable plans and recommendations.”


The Planning Department has 4 main areas of responsibility: Planning, which includes land use, transportation, facility development, and other types of planning along with computer mapping (GIS); Zoning, which includes administering the LTBB Zoning Ordinance; Building, which includes administering the LTBB Building Codes, as well as assisting with the construction development process for Tribal projects like the new Fish Hatchery on Drier Road, and Mobility Management, which includes coordination of transit resources to maximize benefit for LTBB Tribal Citizens.


The Planning Department has been involved in several design and construction projects such as the LTBB Fish Hatchery, the 9 Mile Point boat launch, the Mtigwaakiis-Murray Road Housing Development, the Tribal Administration Building sign design and fire suppression, renovation of the Archives and Records storage area, renovation of the Health Care Center and many more projects.

Tribal Planner: Amanda Swiss
Transportation Planner: Amanda Swiss
Admin Assistant: Shari Temple


Location: 7500 Odawa Circle, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Contact Number: (231) 242-1581
Email address: ASwiss@LTBBODAWA-NSN.GOV