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. In addition, the City Commission also acts as the Zoning Board of Appeals and hears requests from residents seeking variances for building projects that do not meet zoning requirements.
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.