City Commission

City Commission

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You can write your Mayor or Commissioner at:
City of Big Rapids
226 North Michigan Avenue
Big Rapids, MI 49307
To contact your mayor or a commissioner, please call (231)592-4020


Incorporated in 1869, the City of Big Rapids operates under the Mayor-Manager form of government. The mayor and four commissioners are elected at-large by place, in city-wide elections; terms of office run for two years and are staggered.

Click here to view the Big Rapids City Charter

The City Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the City of Big Rapids City Hall. Commission meetings are open to the public. In addition to these regularly scheduled meetings, special meetings may be held after notice of such meeting is properly posted and publicized.

Rules of Procedure for Conducting the Big Rapids City Commission Business

City Commission Information and Minutes
The City of Big Rapids Commission meets every first and third Monday of the month in the Commission Chambers located in City Hall at 226 North Michigan Avenue. These meetings are open to the public.

City Commission Minutes are posted on the City's website. After each Commission meeting, minutes are prepared with information on the action that was taken on each agenda item.