Welcome to the City of Whitehall
Muskegon County, Michigan

The City of Whitehall (population 2,706 as of the 2010 Census) is a unique blend of old-fashioned small town and progressive, full-service city. Whitehall is located in northern Muskegon County, five miles from the Lake Michigan coastline on White Lake. Although much of its economy is tourist-related, especially it's extended marina on the lake; it also contains some small businesses and manufacturing facilities. It is a commuter town to the greater Muskegon area just ten miles to the south.

Whitehall's recorded history began around 1859 when Charles Mears, a noted lumber baron to the area, platted the village along with Giles B. Slocum, naming it Mears. The population continued to grow due to its strategic location for floating and distributing lumber.

In 1862, it was renamed Whitehall and incorporated as the Village of Whitehall in 1867. It later was incorporated as a city in 1943.



City of Whitehall 2030 Master Plan

The Whitehall City Council approved distribution of the 2030 Whitehall Master Plan and we ask for your cooperation and invite your comments regarding this endeavor. Below is a link to the electronic version of the draft Master Plan.


2030 Master Plan Draft


Your comments and/or questions may be sent via email to: Brian Armstrong, Zoning Administrator at armstrong@cityofwhitehall.org Comments regarding the proposed Master Plan will need to be received by February 16, 2014. Additionally comments can be made at the public meeting being held at 7 pm on February 17, 2015 at City Hall.



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Regularly Scheduled Meetings
CITY COUNCIL Second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning at 7:30 p.m. unless posted otherwise.
PLANNING COMMISSION First Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted.
BRA/LDFA/TIFA MEETINGS Quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday of January, April, July and October at noon unless posted otherwise.