Government and Public Policy EducatorManistee County Extension Office 385 Third Street, Suite B
Manistee, MI 49660
Mary Reilly has been working in planning and land use for over 20 years and has a master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor of science in Natural Resources and Ecology from the University of Michigan. She served as the Mason County Zoning and Building Director for the last 14 years where she served as staff to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Junk Authority of Mason County and Access Management Highway Advisory Committee. As most planners can attest, several other matters ran through Mary’s desk including all matters related to building department functions, zoning enforcement, floodplain verification and troubleshooting, airport zoning and Michigan’s Natural River Zoning. Ms. Reilly has extensive experience with wind turbine issues, particularly shadow flicker and wind turbine noise. Mary served as planner to the Jicarilla Apach Nation in Dulce, New Mexico and has also worked in the private and non-profit sectors.