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City Clerk's Office Mission Statement:

To serve community residents and business owners, the City Commission, the City Manager, city departments and other stakeholders, rendering equal service to all, providing top-level, enthusiastic, accurate and courteous service.

The City Clerk's Office serves as the legislative and corporate office for the City of Traverse City, with many operational responsibilities, serving in accordance with and upholding the Michigan Constitution, Michigan law, the City Charter, city ordinances, City Commission Policies and Administrative Orders of the City Manager.

To provide a system of checks and balances and proper autonomy in city government operations, allowing the City Clerk to carry out official functions without undue influence, the City Manager's appointment and removal of the City Clerk requires five affirmative votes of the City Commission.

The team in the City Clerk's Office is grateful for the opportunity to serve the City of Traverse City! For more information on how the City Clerk's Office may assist you, please click on our roles and functions link to the left.

Please contact me or any member of our team if you have any questions or comments. Our contact information is to the right.

My very best,

Benjamin Marentette, MMC
City Clerk

This page last updated on 1/7/2022.