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Meetings TimesThe City Council meets the 2nd and 4th Monday every month at 5:30pm.
LocationHenry L. Brown Municipal Building
1 Grand Street
Coldwater, MI 49036
Council Chamber (2nd Floor)
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
Thomas KramerPhone: 517-617-7531
Mayor Pro Tem: 1999-2011
Third Ward Councilmember: 1992-2011
Second Ward Councilmember: 1985-1990
Randall HazelbakerMayor Pro TemPhone: 517-677-7135
Mayor Pro Tem 2018-2025
Fourth Ward Councilmember 2001-2025
Scott HoutzPhone: 517-617-8070
Fourth Ward Councilmember 2016-2023
Michael BeckwithPhone: 517-617-2359
Third Ward Councilmember 2011-2025
Planning Commission Rep. 2018-2025
John PetzkoPhone: 517-278-6234
Third Ward Councilmember 2018-2023
James KnaackPhone: 517-279-6353
Second Ward Councilmember 2016-2025
Chad JohnsonPhone: 616-238-3786
Second Ward Councilmember April, 2020 - November, 2023
Travis MachanPhone: 517-278-8391
First Ward Councilmember: Term - 2015-2025
Emily RissmanPhone: 517-617-7966
First Ward Councilmember
Mayor term length is 2 years. Council Member term length is 4 years.
The Coldwater City Charter provides for the council / manager form of government with authority and political responsibility vested in an elected council and centralization of administrative accountability in an appointed professional administrator.
About the Council
Coldwater has four wards with two council members representing each ward. The nine-member city council is the governing body of the City and determines all municipal policies, adopts ordinances (local laws) and approves the budget for carrying out all municipal operations. The mayor is charged with the responsibility of conducting the meetings of the council and also represents the City in ceremonial functions.
We are always looking for ways to improve our community and quality of life for our residents. We are committed to keeping you informed of the latest developments and changes that can affect you and your community.