Community Development Department


The City of Walker Community Development Department (CDD) was created to improve the efficiency, communication and delivery of building permit, zoning administration and community planning services.

Staff members are cross-trained to the extent possible but retain their areas of expertise. This allows staff to maintain office coverage while completing specific tasks.

The Community Development Department is a multi-tasking organization that provides services and support to citizens, the general public, the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Commission and the City Commission.

Community Development Department Staff Members:


Frank Wash, AICP, PCP
Assistant City Manager / Community Development Director
(616)791-6850
fwash@walker.city

Chuck Dyk
Building Official / Zoning Inspector
(616)791-6858

Dan Power
Planning Director / Zoning Administrator
(616) 791-6879
dpower@walker.city

Meghann Gorby
Code Enforcement Specialist
(616) 791-6214
mgorby@walker.city

Laura Lundy
Department Specialist / Planning Assistant
(616) 791-6858
cdd@walker.city

Sherry Wierzbicki 
Department Specialist / Planning Assistant
(616) 791-6858
cdd@walker.city

Professional Code Inspections of Michigan (PCI)
The City of Walker outsourse building inspections, trades inspections and plan reviews to PCI.
Building inspectors will be in the Walker office Monday – Thursday in the afternoon. 
The Community Development Department manages the administration of permit applications and inspection scheduling.  If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with a building inspector, please email:  cdd@walker.city