Zoning Board of Appeals

Please view the City of East Lansing's new Electronic Public Meeting Notices Webpage for information regarding special, virtual meetings scheduled during the COVID-19 crisis.

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 @ 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
  • 54B District Court, Courtroom 1
    101 Linden St. 
    East Lansing, MI 48823

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas, Minutes & Video Meeting Coverage | View Agendas & Minutes Archives 

Upcoming Public Hearings

  • A Public Hearing (PDF) will take place electronically on Wednesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. View the public hearing notice to learn how to participate. 
  • Public Hearing (PDF) will take place electronically on Wednesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. View the public hearing notice to learn how to participate.


  • Konrad Hittner
    Term expires: 2021
  • Brian Laxton, Chair
    Term expires: 2021
  • Susan Chalgian
    Term expires: 2023
  • Joshua Smith
    Term expires: 2021
  • Kojo Enu (Alternate)
    Term expires: 2021

  • Colline L. Cheltenham
    Term expires: 2022
  • Ismat Lal
    Term expires: 2022
  • James Bradley (Alternate)
    Term expires: 2022
  • Andria Ditschman
    Term expires: 2023

City Staff

Apply for a Vacancy

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