“The Village of Lincoln is a family-oriented, safe and friendly modern lake-side community with an attractive streetscape and prosperous business district providing environmentally friendly recreation and entertainment opportunities for residents and visitors of all ages."



News to Know

Grants for Alcona Small Business

Working through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Target Alpena will be processing applications for grants on their behalf for the following five counties – Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Iosco, and Presque Isle. Please go to https://alpenachamber.com/medc-grant-information/ for more information on criteria and the application process. Applications and materials must be turned in by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020 to be considered. Please contact Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce with questions 989.354.4181.”

Grease Trap Ordinance Amendment

Please click here to review the grease trap ordinance amendment.

Employment Opportunity

Learn more about our current opening(s) under our Job Openings page

Flights of Imagination Fundraiser

Click here to download the fence picket form. Each personal fence picket is $25.00 and will go to help keep and maintain the flights of imagination playgrou.d

Lawn Mowing Bid

Click here to download the bid information for our lawn mowing contract.

Notice for Budget Meeting

The Lincoln Village Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for 2020-2021 at 6:45 p.m. on Monday March 2nd, 2020.  The meeting will be held at the Lincoln Village Hall at 117 W. Fiske Street, Lincoln MI.  The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.  Copies of the proposed budget will be available at the meeting.  The regular monthly village council meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

Sheila Phillips

Village President

Copies are available for Public Review at the following locations:

  1. Village Web Site lincolnmi.com
  2. The Lincoln Branch of the Alcona County Public Library
  3. The Lincoln Branch of the Alcona County Commission on Aging (Senior Citizens Center)

Planning Commission In Need


The Village of Lincoln is seeking individuals to serve on the Planning Commission. Interested applicants must be a resident of the Village. Please consider becoming a part of this important group that will shape the future of your community. A letter of interest should be sent to:

Village of Lincoln

P.O. Box 337

Lincoln, MI 48742

Attn: Planning Commission



The vision for the village of Lincoln, located in Alcona County Michigan, began with its settlement in 1885. It is believed that the site was chosen because of the twin lakes, Brownlee and Lincoln, which surround the village. Lincoln Lake would eventually serve as an integral instrument for the logging industry, as it was used to transport lumber to a nearby train depot for the Detroit and Mackinac Railroad. The area was platted in 1886 by A.J. Freer, a surveyor hired by Alger Smith and Company.

The platting was unique in that it contained property in both Hawes and Gustin Township, with the village originally called West Harrisville. With the Local Act of 1907-No. 575, Gustin and Hawes Township incorporated the north half of section one, in town twenty-six north, range eight east, and the s ½ of section 36, town twenty-seven north, range eight east, as the newly named Village of Lincoln.

The first election to establish a village government was held on March 19, 1908. The council consisted of W.G. Anderson, president; Charles W. Schram, clerk; Peter LeCuyer, treasurer; Lorenzo L. Mills, assessor; Mack Apsey and T. A. Ferris, trustees. One week later the first council meeting was held with meetings to follow on the first Monday of each month. The council strove to make many improvements in the village; such as generating funds for a dock structure on Lincoln Lake, creating a village park for camping and picnics, and installing sidewalks in the business district.


Throughout the years Lincoln has continued to grow, and is now called home by 374 residents. The area consists of a close-knit community with thriving local industry, restaurants, gas stations, grocery store, fitness facility, post office, hardware, laundromat, drug store, car dealerships, banks, library, churches, Commission on Aging Center, and K-12 school. Lincoln also offers year-round recreation including cross-county skiing, snowmobiling, hunting and fishing. As we continue to improve the Village of Lincoln, we invite you to share in our vision, visit our village for one of our events, or become a part of our community.