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


  • 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.
Most Recent AgendaView All Agendas and Minutes 

Upcoming Public Hearings


  • A Public Hearing (PDF) will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. In the 54B District Court, Courtroom 1, 101 Linden St. 

Members


  • Konrad Hittner
    Term expires: 2021
  • Colline L. DeVries-Burd (Alternate)
    Term expires: 2021
  • Alexis Vlahakis-Cole
    Term expires: 2021
  • Brian Laxton, Chair
    Term expires: 2021
  • Susan Chalgian
    Term expires: 2020


  • Caroline Ruddell, Vice-Chair
    Term expires: 2019
  • Ismat Lal
    Term expires: 2019
  • James Bradley (Alternate)
    Term expires: 2019
  • Andria Ditschman
    Term expires: 2020

City Staff


Apply for a Vacancy


Submit an Board / Commission Application (PDF) to apply for an appointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals.