Elected Officials

The City of Coldwater is proud to serve its residents, businesses, and visitors. Our elected officials, which were elected to represent City residents, serve as a liaison between City operations and citizen interests. Currently, our Mayor and our City Council are the only elected officials within the City of Coldwater. 

Because the City of Coldwater is organized under the Council / Manager form of government, the Mayor and Council serve as the legislative body and the city’s decision-makers. Authority and political responsibility vested in an elected council and centralization of administrative accountability in an appointed professional administrator. The elected Mayor and Council approves the budget, tax, and utility rates. The Mayor and Council also focus on the community’s goals, major projects and such long-term considerations as community growth, land use development, capital improvement plans, capital financing and strategic planning.

Mayor and City Council Banner

Mayor | Thomas Kramer (He)

The Mayor presides over, and is a voting member of, the City Council. He is the ceremonial head and chief officer of the City. The Mayor provides information concerning matters pertaining to the legislative and policy functions of the Council and gives his recommendations. The Mayor executes and authenticates documents required by law of the City Charter. He appoints members of boards and committees subject to the concurrence of the City Council.

Term Length

Mayor term length is 2 years.

City Council | Councilmembers Vary

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.

They are always looking for ways to improve our community and the quality of life for our residents. They are committed to keeping you informed of the latest developments and changes that can affect you and the community.

Term Length

Councilmember term length is 4 years.