|Name:||Ken Tsuchiyama, City Mgr.|
City ManagerThe 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 Battle Creek City Commission and the administration, the City Manager ensures that 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. Mr. Ritsema is also Finance Director and is responsible for the Department of Public Works divisions.