2019 County Commissioners

Meet your 2019 Commissioners! For more in depth information, please go to Commissioners by District page.

Brad McRoberts (R)
Brad McRoberts (R)District 1

P: 989.255.0208
E: bradmcroberts@alpenacounty.org
District 1 serves the City of Alpena from 11th St. to State St. and Chisholm St. over to Tuttle St. Elected as County Commissioner to start on January 1, 2017 and will serve for two years.

Robert Adrian (D)
Robert Adrian (D)District 2

P: 989.464.6334
E: robertadrian@alpenacounty.org
District 2 serves the City of Alpena on the north side of Alpena from Chisholm Street at the hospital to the boat harbor.

Dave Karschnick (R)
Dave Karschnick (R)District 3 City of Alpena

P: 989.464.0722
E: davidkarschnick@alpenacounty.org
District 3 covers all of the City of Alpena. Dave was voted in by the county commissioners on March 28th 2019.

Bill Peterson (R)
Bill Peterson (R)District 4

P: 989.916.5351
E: billpeterson@alpenacounty.org

District 4 serves from Monaghan Point Road to U.S. 23 to Bloom Road and all the way to M-32.

Bill Peterson was elected to County Commissioner starting January 1, 2017.

Brenda Fournier (R)
Brenda Fournier (R)District 5 Alpena Township

P: 989.358.1414
E: brendafournier@alpenacounty.org
District 5 serves Precincts 4 and 5 of Alpena Township.
Brenda was elected to serve as 5th District County Commissioner for 2017-2018.

Ronald McDonald (R)
Ronald McDonald (R)District 6

P: 989.379.4848
E: ronaldmcdonald@alpenacounty.org

District 6 serves all of Maple Ridge Township, a small portion of Long Rapids Township and a small portion of Alpena Township.

Marty Thomson (R)
Marty Thomson (R)District 7

P: 989.464.6189
E: martythomson@alpenacounty.org
District 7 Serves Wilson Township, Green Township, Wellington Township, and the west half of Long Rapids Township.

John Kozlowski (R)
John Kozlowski (R)District 8

P: 989-464-2194
E: johnkozlowski@alpenacounty.org

District 8 serves Sanborn and Ossineke Townships.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any thoughts or concerns you may have regarding our County.

Our Services

The County Services is your source for information about Alpena County with topics such as Transparency, Recreation, Phone Numbers, and Maps. We currently offer a wide variety of information and always striving to increase the number of e-Government services that we provide.

2020 Youth and Recreation Grant application

The Committee is spreading the funds throughout the County and encouraging all the Townships, non-profit organizations, schools, and governmental agencies to apply.

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Parks and Recreation

Three beautiful parks for camping, fishing and relaxation! Come check out some options and more information by clicking on the read more...

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2019-2020 Alpena County Directory

Here you will find County information such as the population, registered voter information, court information, county departments and phone numbers.

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Clerks Office

Offering a list of services such as Business Registrations, Birth & Death Certificates, Marriage License, CCW and so much more...

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Elected officials oversee county activities and work to ensure citizen concerns are met, federal and state requirements are fulfilled.

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Notices & Announcements

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Request for Sealed Bid for Sunken Lake Park Forester

The Alpena County Parks Commission will be accepting sealed bids for a person or persons certified as a Forester to provide Administration and Consulting Services.

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Employment Opportunity

The Alpena County Sheriffs Office is currently accepting applications for two deputy sheriff positions and one receptionist/data entry position.

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  • Who is Alpena County?

    The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire; building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships. The County operates three parks (and camp grounds) with beaches on local lakes, namely Beaver Lake Park in Lachine; Long Lake Park in Alpena; and Sunken Lake Park in Posen

  • Can anyone attend the County Board Meetings?

    Yes, anyone can attend the Board of Commissioners meetings. The Full Board meetings will be held on the LAST Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the County Annex Building in the Howard Male Conference Room.
    NOTE: Meeting dates are subject to change, please confirm date, time and place with the commissioners office. You can find out more information on the Board of Commissioners page.

  • What are some of the services the Clerk's Office offer?

    The Clerk's office offers many services including Business registrations, Birth and Death Certificates, marriage license application, concealed weapons permit and passport photos. You can find out more information on the Clerk's page.

  • Need a Dog License?

    The Treasurer's office can help! You can purchase a dog license anytime, find out more information on the Treasurers page.