Mayor & City Council

City Council members are generally elected to office by voters from identified wards, to represent the community’s best interests and supervise the operation of the municipal government. Under some circumstances council members may be appointed to a council seat. Council members exercise voting powers to pass ordinances that protect the public, formulate land use policies and approve building projects. 



  • A council member must attend public meetings twice per month to conduct city business 
  • City Council members must read the council agenda packets before each meeting 
  • Must attend annual budget meetings and implement a spending and revenue policy 
  • Must vote on issues pending before the council and should articulate reasons for the vote to the public 
  • Council members are required to attend closed session meetings, to participate in the decision-making process involving city-related litigation or personnel issues 
  • City Council members can, as the entire council, hire the City Manager. 
  • City Council members have the authority and are responsible for passing municipal ordinances and budgets 



City Council members must be a citizen of the United States and at least 18-years of age. Interested parties must be a resident of the City and a registered voter. 

City Council meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 400 S Harrison St, Ludington, Mi.  The December meetings are scheduled for December 4 and 18, 2023.  All meetings are open to the public.