City Manager

City Government


The City of East Grand Rapids operates under the city commission/city manager form of government. Under this structure, the elected mayor and city commission are responsible for establishing the laws, policies, and budget for the city. The city manager is appointed by the City Commission to oversee day-to-day operations of the city, budget preparation, personnel decisions, policy implementation, and ordinance enforcement.

About the City Manager


Shea Charles started as the East Grand Rapids City Manager on February 1, 2021. He has over 25 years in local government management, most recently in the City of Howell, Michigan.


City Clerk


The city clerk is a part of city manager’s office and is responsible for agenda preparation, records management, publication of required legal notices, election administration, and coordinating communication with the residents of the city.