Shelby, MI – Shelby Township, Oceana County is excited to announce the launch of a community survey to gather valuable input for the development of the Township’s Five-Year Master Plan. This initiative marks a significant step in shaping the future of our community, and we are calling on all residents, business owners, and stakeholders to participate and share their insights.

The Five-Year Master Plan is a comprehensive document that will guide the Township’s growth and development over the next five years. It addresses key areas such as housing, rural and farmland preservation, parks and recreation, and more. The goal is to create a sustainable, vibrant, and thriving Shelby Township that meets the needs of all its residents.

“We believe that community input is essential in creating a Master Plan that truly reflects the needs and aspirations of our residents,” said Shelby Township Supervisor, Richard Raffaelli. “This is an opportunity for everyone in Shelby Township to have a say in the future of their community. Your feedback will play a critical role in shaping the policies and projects that will define our township for the next five years and beyond.”

The survey is available online at and will be open until early July. It is designed to be user-friendly and should take approximately a few minutes to complete.

Once the survey and community engagement activities are completed, the feedback will be analyzed and incorporated into the draft Master Plan. The draft will then be presented to the public for further comment before being finalized and adopted by the Shelby Township Board.

For more information about the survey or the Five-Year Master Plan process, please contact Shelby Township at (231) 861-5853 or