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City Manager

The City Manager is appointed by the City Commission and is the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Traverse City.  The City Manager is responsible for the implementation and oversight of policies crafted by the City Commission.  The Manager has a variety of duties including administering the City departments, enforcing all laws and ordinances adopted by the City Commission, recommending an annual budget, implementing the final budget, and advising the Commission.

The City Manager's Office is the central administrative office for the City.  Should you have a question about general city operations or would like to send information to the City Manager or the City Commission, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.


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This page last updated on 4/17/2017.

Contact Information
City of Traverse City
City Manager's Office
Governmental Center 2nd Floor
400 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684

(231) 922-4440
(231) 922-4476

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Excluding most Federal Holidays


Marty Colburn
City Manager
Email Marty

Penny Hill
Assistant City Manager
Email Penny

Julie Dalton
Executive Assistant/
Purchasing Agent
Email Julie