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Name: Susan Bedsole, interim 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 would 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 appointed 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.

The Assistant City Manager works closely with the City Manager to address organizational goals and needs. Departmental assignments vary. The Assistant City Manager acts as the City Manager in his 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.

 

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