Mayor & Commission

2015-2017 Battle Creek City Commission

Back, left to right: Kaytee Faris, Mark Behnke, Andy Helmboldt, Mike Sherzer, Deb Owens
Front, left to right: Lynn Ward Gray, Vice Mayor Susan Baldwin, Mayor Dave Walters, Kate Flores

City Commission Meetings


  • 7 p.m., first and third Tuesdays of the month
  • City Hall, 10 N. Division St.
    City Commission Chambers, Room 301
    Battle Creek, MI 49014

2017 Dates


Pursuant to the Charter of the City of Battle Creek (Section 2.9), the Battle Creek City Commission at their Organizational Meeting held November 15, 2016, approved the following schedule for the 2016-2017 City Commission year. The following are the approved dates:

  • Dec. 6, 2016
  • Dec. 20, 2016
  • Jan. 3, 2017
  • Jan. 17, 2017
  • Feb. 7, 2017
  • Feb. 21, 2017
  • March 7, 2017
  • March 21, 2017
  • April 11, 2017 (due to spring break)
  • April 18, 2017
  • May 2, 2017
  • May 16, 2017
  • June 6, 2017
  • June 20, 2017
  • July 11, 2017 (due to Independence Day holiday)
  • July 18, 2017
  • Aug. 1, 2017
  • Aug. 15, 2017
  • Sept. 5, 2017
  • Sept. 19, 2017
  • Oct. 3, 2017
  • Oct. 17, 2017
  • Nov. 14, 2017 (due to general election; organizational meeting begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting)
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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About the Commission
The City of Battle Creek will provide the necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered in the meeting upon seven days notice to the City of Battle Creek. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Battle Creek by writing or calling Victoria L. Houser, City Clerk.

Membership
Battle Creek City Commissioners serve 2-year terms. Each November, the Mayor and Vice Mayor are selected by their fellow commissioners to serve 1-year terms. The next election of the City Commission will be held in November 2015. The Commission includes five ward commissioners, representing geographic wards within the City, and four at-large commissioners.