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Ogemaw County is comprised of 14 townships, 2 cities, and a village. West Branch is the county seat, home to the county courthouse and state and federal offices.

County Departments

County courthouse and annex building hours are 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. County offices are closed on the following dates: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve. Holidays that fall on Sunday will be observed on the following Monday. Holidays that fall on Saturday will be observed on the preceding Friday.

Departments Contact Phone Website
911 Central Dispatch Carol Adair 989.345.6911
Airport Lane Taber 989.345.1453
Building & Zoning Glenda Colclasure 989.345.3370
Clerk Gary Klacking 989.345.0218
Commission on Aging Carol Gillman 989.345.5300
District Court 989.345.5040
Equalization John Awrey 989.345.0328
EMS Authority Shirley Buck 989.345.4503
Friend of the Court William Jennings, Jr. 989.345.5520
District Health Dept. #2 Denise Bryan 989.345.5020
Home Improvement LeeAnn Fischer 989.345.5390
MSU Extension Bill Carpenter 989.345.0692
Nature Park Jim & Pat McCain 989.389.3257
Public Transit Shirley Buck 989.345.5790
Prosecuting Attorney LaDonna Schultz 989.345.5700
Register of Deeds Denise Simmons 989.345.0728
Road Commission Mike Schultz 989.345.0234
RV Park Dan & Deb Turland 989.345.3295
Sheriff Howie Hanft 989.345.3111
Veteran’s Affairs Jeff Nichols 989.345.5170

Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners meets the 2nd Thursday at 9:00am, and the 4th Thursday at 7:00pm in the county courthouse.

District Covering Commissioner Phone
1 Foster and Edwards Greg Illig 989.345.2955
2 City of West Branch, West Branch Township 1a and Klacking Township Bruce Reetz 989.709.0608
3 Rose City, Cumming, Goodar, Hill and Rose Township Ron Quackenbush 989.685.2794
4 Churchill Township, Mills Township 1 and West Branch Township 1b Brenda Simmons 989.343.0576
5 Logan, Richland and Mills Township 2 Pete Hennard 989.942.1309

Local, State and Federal Office Contacts

Offices Contact Phone Website
Human Services Walt Kaniszewski 989.345.5135
Secretary of State 989.345.1199
State Police Lt. Jeff Anthony 989.345.0955
USDA Service Center
Farm Service Agency John Porath 989.345.5470, x.2
Nat’l Resources Conservation Svc Mieka Rueger 989.345.5470, x.3
Ogemaw Conservation District Terri Mier 989.343.0923
Area Director Rural Development Adrin W. Wagner III 989.345.5470, x.4
City of Rose City Dave Reasner 989.685.2103
City of West Branch Tom Youatt 989.345.0500
Village of Prescott Mark Janowski 989.873.5675
Churchill Township John Clark, Sr. 989.345.0096
Cumming Township Charles Katynski 989.685.2894
Edwards Township Louis Winter 989.345.1321
Foster Township Sandy Miller 989.345.2701
Goodar Township Cliff Chase 989.257.3455
Hill Township Rob Reid 989.728.5131
Horton Township Karen Michael 989.345.1743
Klacking Township Debra Thomas 989.345.2999
Logan Township Kathy David 989.873.5532
Mills Township Lloyd Saunders 989.873.4411
Ogemaw Township Denis Stephens 989.345.3440
Richland Township Bill Cliff 989.873.4135
Rose Township Louis McKellar 989.473.2001
West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce Heather Johnson 989.345.2821
West Branch Township Ryan Veeder 989.345.5450

Complete Directory

Published: 2011

Ogemaw County Township Map

Published: 2011