City Council

Meetings Times

The City Council meets the 2nd and 4th Monday every month at 5:30pm.


Henry L. Brown Municipal Building
1 Grand Street
Coldwater, MI 49036
Council Chamber (2nd Floor)
The Council Chamber
Coldwater City Council Meetings are broadcasted live on the City YouTube Channel.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

  1. Thomas Kramer

    Thomas Kramer

    Mayor: 2011-2025

    Mayor Pro Tem: 1999-2011

    Third Ward Councilmember: 1992-2011

    Second Ward Councilmember: 1985-1990

  1. Randall Hazelbaker

    Randall Hazelbaker

    Mayor Pro Tem

    Mayor Pro Tem 2018-2025

    Fourth Ward Councilmember 2001-2025

  1. Scott Houtz

    Scott Houtz

    Fourth Ward Councilmember 2016-2027

  1. Michael Beckwith

    Michael Beckwith

    Third Ward Councilmember 2011-2025

    Planning Commission Rep. 2018-2025

  1. John Petzko

    John Petzko

    Third Ward Councilmember 2018-2027

  1. Jim Knaack

    James Knaack

    Second Ward Councilmember 2016-2025

  1. Artboard 1

    Chad Johnson

    Second Ward Councilmember April, 2020 - November, 2027

  1. Travis Machan

    Travis Machan

    First Ward Councilmember: Term - 2015-2025

  1. Emily

    Emily Rissman

    First Ward Councilmember


Term Length

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.