Drain CommissionerGovernmental Center
400 Boardman Ave
Traverse City, MI 49684
County Drain Commissioner
Kevin P. McElyea, L.L.A.
Drain Commissioner's Office
PLEASE NOTE: in 2012, the Board of Commissioners reorganized the Drain Commissioner's office. --- The Drain Commissioner's office hours are now by appointment and on Wednesday's from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, while his field hours and statutory meeting hours are as needed.
Please call the above phone number to make an appointment, or contact us at KMcElyea@grandtraverse.org to let us know of your concerns. Thank you!
Drain Commissioners are responsible for many aspects of surface water management. The Drain Commissioner develops design standards for storm water runoff management in new developments, and is involved in agricultural, commercial, and residential drainage; storm water management; lake levels; water supplies and sewer systems.
Mission and Vision of the Grand Traverse County Drain Commissioner
Dedicated to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of Grand Traverse County citizens and the protection of surface water and the environment by providing storm water management, flood control, development review and water quality programs.
The Office of the Drain Commissioner will be a recognized leader in public service by providing pro-active, environmentally sound, cost effective maintenance and services to improve efficiency and that consistently exceeds customer expectations, by utilizing environmentally sensitive approaches to storm water management, and creating an educated citizenry.
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