Drain Commissioner & Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control

Jackie Fitzgerald

Jackie Fitzgerald
Drain Commissioner / Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control

Services Building
14485 Northland Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307

(231) 592-0103
Fax: (231) 592-9446

Email Jackie


8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

For more information and assistance contact:

Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Grand Rapids District
(616) 356-0500


Notice of Drainage Board Meeting to Add Counties to a Drainage District
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 2 p.m.
Fork Township Hall
147 Northern Ave.
Barryton, MI
Click here to see the Complete Notice.
Click here to see the Drainage District Boundary Map
Click here to see the Frequently Asked Questions


Drain Commissioner's Office:

  • Construct, repair, and maintain 39 county drains
  • Inspect and maintain 7 lake level structures
  • Member of the following lake improvements boards:
  • - Brady Lake Improvement Board
  • - Jehnsen Lake Improvement Board
  • - Tri-Lakes Improvement Board
  • Mecosta County Parks Board Member

Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Department/Certified Enforcing Agency:

  • Review and approve plans
  • Issue Soil Erosion Permits
  • Inspect construction sites

Review and approve storm water drainage plans for plats, site condos, mobile home parks and other developments.

Assist the general public with problems related to flooding and other drainage complaints and concerns.

It is a privilege and an honor to serve Mecosta County’s citizens, businesses and municipalities.

We believe that government must be open, accessible and user-friendly. To that end the Mecosta County Drain office opens its doors to serve the public in whatever manner possible

Jackie Fitzgerald

Freedom of Information

Drain Commissioner - Freedom of Information Act Procedures

Mecosta County FOIA Policy


Drains & Erosion Protection


Maintenance Requests and Drain Use Permits

Related Links

Soil Erosion Fees and Permits

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2017 Dam Inspections

Long Lake

Pickerel Lake

Pretty Lake


Michigan's Drain Commissioners - A Legacy of Property and Resource Protection