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Posted on: September 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Applications Being Accepted for 3rd Ward City Commissioner


BAY CITY, MI - The City of Bay City is currently accepting applications for 3rd Ward City Commissioner. The person appointed to the position will serve the remainder of Kathleen Zanotti's term which expires November 2022.

Application packets can be picked up from the Manager’s office or accessed at To access the online version, visit, click on the Government tab at the top of the page, then Notice of Vacancies. Applications and the accompanying required documents are due by Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

Submit the Application for Appointment, Affidavit of Identity and Receipt of Filing, and a resume to:

Dana Muscott, City Manager
301 Washington Avenue, Room 309
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 894-8146
[email protected] 

About: The City of Bay City operates under a Commission-Manager form of government. Under this system, all corporate authority is vested in the commission, consisting of nine commissioners elected by ward and a mayor elected at large on a nonpartisan ballot. The commission is similar to a board of directors of a corporation, in which all policy-making or legislative functions that are part of a city's government are the exclusive domain of the commission. The commission's primary business is the passage of laws in the form of ordinances or resolutions.

Responsibilities: A commissioner is responsible for representing the concerns of the ward from which he or she was elected. In addition, commissioners have a responsibility for the overall health, welfare and safety of the city as a whole. While an individual commissioner has no specific authority, together as a group (functioning as the commission), they possess all the authority and power vested in a local government.

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