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Name: Rebecca Fleury, City Manager
Phone: (269) 966-3378

City Manager

The City Manager’s Office is the central administrative office for the City of Battle Creek. Should you have a question about general city operations or if you'd like to send information to the City Manager or City Commission, please contact us and we’d be happy to assist you.

The City Manager is hired by the City Commission.  This is the chief administrative professional for the city and coordinates all city departments to implement the programs and policies of the City Commission. As the main link between the Battle Creek City Commission and the administration, the City Manager ensures that the commission receives professional and objective staff advice and recommendations.

As of April 1, 2015, the office has an Assistant City Manager of Operations, who is a liaison to the city manager in handling day-to-day operations among all city departments. There also is an Assistant City Manager for Community and Economic Development, who manages related initiatives and oversees department activities related to comprehensive community issues and economic development.

Either assistant may act as the City Manager in her absence.

The Communications Specialist also works in the City Manager's Office, helping coordinate the flow of information between the city and its residents through the city website, press releases and more. Contact Jessica VanderKolk at (269) 966-3378.

City Manager's Office staff:

Susan Bedsole, assistant city manager for operations

Ted Dearing, assistant city manager for community and economic development

Jessica VanderKolk, communication specialist

Michelle Redman and Shawna Allen, administrative assistants

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