The city is governed by a seven-member City Commission, elected to four-year terms by the residents of East Grand Rapids. The mayor is elected at-large from the entire city, while two Commissioners are elected from each of the city’s three wards.
The City Commission sets policies, approves purchases and contracts for services, and enacts ordinances. The City Commission operates according to the standards and procedures in Chapter 3 of the City Charter.
Requests for information regarding past or present agenda items or emails to the entire commission can be sent to City Clerk Karen Brower at 616-949-2110.