Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals interprets and grants variances from provisions of the zoning code; conducts hearings and resolves disputes regarding decisions of the zoning official. View Zoning Board of Appeals By-Laws (PDF)
The Board consists of seven members who serve three-year terms and meeting monthly. 


  • Meetings take place the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at the East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road.

The 2023 Meeting Schedule (PDF) can be viewed here.

The 2023 Submission Deadlines (PDF) can be viewed here.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Agendas & Minutes | View Agendas & Minutes Archives 


  • Andria Ditschman, Chair
    Term expires: 2023
  • Joshua Smith, Vice Chair
    Term expires: 2024
  • Beverly Bonning
    Term expires: 2023
  • Patrick Beatty
    Term expires: 2024
  • George Brookover (Alternate)
    Term expires: 2024
  • William Schulz
    Term expires: 2024
  • Kathryn Rodgers
    Term expires: 2025
  • Chad Wing
    Term expires: 2025
  • Chris Wolf (Alternate)
    Term expires: 2025

City Staff

Apply for a Vacancy

Submit a Board / Commission Application to apply for an appointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals.