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.



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We need feedback from everyone so that the Master Plan reflects the goals of all of Whitehall's citizens.


White Lake Municipal Marina

Seasonal Rate Special - 2014 



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 The Howmet Playhouse is operated by the City of Whitehall and has been since the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp donated it to the City in 2007. In 2013 the Howmet Playhouse is celebrated its 95th year of bringing fine arts entertainment to the WhiteLake area. Please visit the Howmet Playhouse website at www.howmetplayhouse.org for history and information on White Lake Youth Theater.

 If you would like to contribute copies of photos, programs, or stories about the Playhouse to our Playhouse History Project, please contact Playhouse Manager at 231-894-4048.

Donations to improve and operate the Playhouse are being accepted through the Community Foundation for Muskegon County at www.cffmc.org. CFFMC holds the Blomdahl Howmet Playhouse Endowed Fund and a Capital Expenses fund. For more information or to discuss playhouse needs, please contact the manager at 231-894-4048. Gifts can also be made directly to the Playhouse and sent to Whitehall
City Hall at 405 E. Colby Street, Whitehall, MI  49461.



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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 7:00 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.