The City Manager is the City’s chief administrative officer.  Under the council-manager form of local government, the City Council appoints a professionally trained and experienced City Manager to administer the day-to-day operations of the City, and to make recommendations to the City Council. The City Manager, who serves at the City Council's pleasure, prepares the City Council's meeting agenda, makes recommendations to the City Council, and attends all City Council meetings "with the right of voice, but not vote."  The City Council makes all policy decisions, including review, revision and final approval of the proposed annual budget.

The City Manager is responsible for the execution and enforcement of all laws, provisions of the City Charter, and acts of the City Council.  The City Manager annually presents to the City Council the City's proposed budget and capital improvements plan.  The City Manager also is in charge of the day- to-day operations of the City, including exclusive authority over, and appointments and supervision of City personnel. 

City of Petoskey
101 E. Lake St
Petoskey, MI 49770

Telephone: 231-347-2500
Fax: 231-348-0350
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The City employs 74 persons full time and more than 33 persons part time within about 30 job titles. Excluding approximately 33 miles of street rights-of-way, the City owns about 1,400 acres of property, of which some 90 acres are non-parkland.

On a typical day, the City receives 23.5 calls for police, fire, or medical assistance, produces 1,794,301 gallons of drinking water, treats 1,202,739 gallons of wastewater and distributes 293,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity.