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Event Impact Information: Ironman 70.3

by Katelyn Zeits
Thursday, July 25, 2019

It's hard to believe that the first-ever Ironman 70.3 will soon take place here in Traverse City and throughout the region! On Sunday, August 25, 2019, Northern Michigan will host a world-class competition that showcases the pinnacle of health and wellness. 

Below is a link to a "traffic impact sheet" prepared by the organizers of Ironman and TC Tourism. This traffic impact sheet is a concise document that outlines the streets directly affected by the event. 

For questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the City Clerk's Office at 

For questions about the Ironman 70.3 race, contact 1-800-872-8377.  

Traffic Impact Sheet

Summer Property Taxes are DUE!

by Katelyn Zeits
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Traverse City Treasurer reminds City property owners that summer taxes are due Wednesday, July 31, 2029. 

Please note you are welcome to Pay Your Taxes Online (extra fees do apply), come into our office, drop a payment in the "Red Drop Box" or mail a check to the Treasurer's Office

Taxes not paid by July 31st will be charged at 2% penalty, plus 1/2% interest on August 1st. An additional 1/2% interest will be added each month until taxes are paid. 

Also note, if you have recently purchased a home within Traverse City and have not received a tax bill, please call our office at (231) 922-4431 before July 31st for tax information. 

Individuals who have filed for election to the Offices of Mayor and City Commissioner at the November 5, 2019, election

by Katelyn Zeits
Wednesday, July 24, 2019


Subject: Individuals who have filed for election to the Office of Mayor and Office of City Commissioner at the November 5, 2019, election

Primary Contact: Benjamin Marentette, City Clerk,

Issued: July 23, 2019

Five seats on the seven-member City Commission for the City of Traverse City are up for election on November 5, 2019.  The following individuals have filed for election; and City Clerk Benjamin Marentette will officially certify the candidates once all filings have been reviewed, and the withdrawal deadline of Friday, July 26, 2019, has elapsed.  

The candidates who appear on the ballot and receive the highest number of votes at the November 5, 2019, election will assume their offices on Monday, November 11, 2019, at 7 p.m., once they are sworn into office. The individuals who have filed for office, though not yet officially certified are:

Office of Mayor – one, two-year term ending November 2021:

Jim Carruthers

Shea O’Brien

Office of City Commissioner – three, four-year terms ending November 2023:

Katy Bertodatto

Evan Dalley

Dave Durbin

Roger Putman

Amy Shamroe

Ashlea Walter

Office of City Commissioner – one, partial term ending November 2021:

Tom Mair

Christie Minervini


Link to Press Release 

Public Input Sought - Draft Tree Ordinance - Planning Commission Meeting

by Leslie Bilbey
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Draft Tree Ordinance -Public Input Sought

City Planning Commission Meeting

8/20/19 at 7:00 p.m.

Draft Tree Ordinance

Become Involved with a City Board - click here for details!

by Katelyn Zeits
Friday, July 5, 2019



Subject: Available Positions on Various City Boards!  

Contact: Katelyn Zeits, Deputy City Clerk,

Are you passionate about City parks or our vibrant downtown? Do you know someone that is?

The City welcomes your active participation on a volunteer City board. The City is seeking candidates for a variety of Boards. Join other volunteer in shaping policy initiatives and services affecting your community. The City looks forward to hearing from you!  

The following Boards have positions with expiring terms or current vacancies:

  • Parks and Recreation
  • Downtown Development Authority Board
  • Arts Commission
  • Economic Development Corporation
  • Brown Bridge Advisory Committee
  • Board of Zoning Appeals – Alternate Member

Thank you for your interest in serving on one of Traverse City’s Boards! As a potential Board member, you will serve as an ambassador to the community, helping our City Commission move forward with services affecting the community. No matter your interests, we have a Board to fit your passion. All Boards help us build a great community together.

For more information on these boards and other City boards, or to find our “Application to Become Involved, please visit

If you are interested in serving, please submit your application to the City Clerk’s Office by Friday, July 19, 2019 in person at 400 Boardman Ave., or by email:

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for all boards and commissions.