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.

Please note that the Oct. 4 meeting has been canceled due to lack of business.

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.