Kathleen L. Newsham

City Commission
Title: Mayor
Phone: 989-894-8189


Kathleen Newsham has been a resident of the City of Bay City for 56 years. She is a homemaker and works at Nelsen and Company. Kathleen is married, has three children, and five grandchildren. Mrs. Newsham has served the City of Bay City as an 8th Ward City Commissioner for 6-years; and was elected Mayor of the City of Bay City in November, 1997; and again as City Commissioner in 2003, which, in our community, is a non-partisan position. In 2015, Mrs. Newsham was once again re-elected as the Mayor.

Active in Community

Commissioner Newsham is active in various Citizens District Councils: Lions Club, Salvation Army, and Altar Society at St. Mary’s Church, and is also a Eucharistic Minister and member of the Administration Commission. Mrs. Newsham has served and is a current Board Member for the Tall Ships Committee. She is also on the Board of Directors for the St. Patrick’s Parade Association. She is a community activist and volunteered for Paint-N-Pride, the Ed Golson Compost Day, the Boys and Girls Club “Just Say No to Drugs” March, and the new community beautification project with our Sister City, Goderich, Ontario, America’s in Bloom.

Additional Activities & Involvement

As Mayor, Commissioner Newsham presided over various community social functions and presented community leaders and volunteers with proclamations exemplifying their good work. She also performed many weddings throughout the City.


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