Mason County Michigan

Parks & Recreation Commission


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            The Commission is a 10 member body established as provided by a state law.  Members include the chairman of the Road Commission or one of it’s members, the Drain Commissioner, Chairman of the Planning Commission, a member of the County Board, and six members appointed by the County Board whose terms are for 3 years which are staggered so that two members are appointed each year.  Generally at the first meeting of each year this group elects a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, and a Secretary to act for the Commission.  The Commission lays out the capital improvement plans for the parks.   Since the year 2000 the commission has held four meetings per year and this practice will continue.  If there becomes a need for more meetings the Chairperson will call special meetings.

          The Mason County Campground is in the process of updating its playground equipment in both the Campgrounds and the Picnic Area and would like input from the public.  If you have any suggestions of what you would like Campground to consider purchasing, please send an e-mail with your ideas to:   We value the public's input.
Current Members of the Commission are:
Ed McCumber - Chairman, Steve Begnoche - Vice Chairman, Jim Riffle - Secretary,
Bill Carpenter, Steve Dvorak, Thomas Hooper, David Maclean, Doug Robidoux,  Michael Shaw, and Jeffrey Schwass. 

2018 Schedule of Meetings
Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 102 E. Fifth Street, Scottville - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 102 E. Fifth St., Scottville – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 102 E. Fifth St., Scottville – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 2018 @ the Campground, 5906 W. Chauvez Road - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 102 E. Fifth St., Scottville – 7:00 p.m.
Public Hearing on the Mason County Parks & Recreation Plan (click here)

Mason County Recreation Plan 2013 - 2017 (click here)
Mason County 2018-2022 Draft Recreation Plan available for review. (click here)