|Dale Cooper||Councilmember||First District||Dale Cooper|
|Lynda Beaton||Councilmember||Second District||Lynda Beaton|
|Roger Zielinski||Mayor Pro-Tem||Third District||Roger Zielinski|
|Chip Goodspeed||Councilmember||Fourth District||Chip Goodspeed|
|James Smith||Mayor||Fifth District||James Smith|
|Mark Wittlieff||Councilmember||Sixth District||Mark Wittlieff|
|Erin Pontiac||Councilmember||Seventh District||Erin Pontiac|
City Council Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available the Friday before the scheduled meeting.
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Minutes are available following approval.
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Videos of City Council meetings can be found on the PEG Website.
StructureThe City Council is the governing body for the City of Manistee. The council consists of seven members who serve two-year terms. Members are nominated by district but elected at large by voters. Elections are nonpartisan. Terms are staggered with districts 1,3, 5 and 7 elected one year while districts 2, 4 and 6 are elected the next year.
Once seated after an election, council elects a mayor from among their members. The mayor is the city’s chief executive official and presides over meetings of the council.
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The City Council is the legislative authority and governing body for the city. It is responsible for hiring and overseeing the city manager, setting policy and adopting ordinances and resolutions. One of the most important policies is budgetary which is carried out through reviewing and adopting the annual budget which funds the city’s operations, capital projects and council’s priorities fiscal year which begins every July.
Another important policy document is the strategic plan. This annually updated plan provides high level guidance for the day to day operations of the city and is a vital management tool.
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