The City Commission is made up of seven, elected members: The mayor and two at-large commissioners (elected in the year following the presidential election, next election November of 2025) and four ward commissioners (elected in the year following the gubernatorial election, next election November of 2023) who represent one of four wards of the city. The City Commission is responsible for appointing key positions at City Hall, which include the city manager, city clerk, city treasurer, city auditor, city assessor, and legal counsel. The City Manager is the City’s chief administrative official who runs City operations day-to-day, under the general supervision of the City Commission and in alignment with established ordinances, policies, procedures, and budgets.
Working in concert with the city manager, professional staff, and community members, the City Commission is responsible for establishing policy, ordinances, fees, and zoning regulations, as well as approving contracts and any expenditure that exceeds the authority of city staff outlined in a purchasing policy. Additionally, the Commission reviews and approves staff-developed budgets for City operations, and periodically sets goals and objectives for the City to achieve.
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Meet City of Muskegon Elected Officials
Ken Johnson, Mayor – current term expires 12/31/2025
Rachel Gorman, At-Large Commissioner – current term expires 12/31/2025
Rebecca St Clair, At-Large Commissioner – current term expires 12/31/2025
Eric Hood, Ward I Commissioner – current term expires 12/31/2023
Willie German, Jr – Vice Mayor, Ward II Commissioner – current term expires 12/31/2023
Michael Ramsey, Ward III Commissioner – current term expires 12/31/2023
Teresa Emory, Ward IV Commissioner – current term expires 12/31/2023