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TRAVERSE CITY CITY COMMISSION
Broad Description of Functions of the City Commission
The City Commission consists of six (6) members and the Mayor elected at large. Six (6) members of the City Commission each have four-year terms of office. The Mayor has a two-year term of office, the Mayor is a voting member of the City Commission. At the annual organizational meeting, the City Commission meets and chooses one of its members as Mayor Pro Tem; the Mayor Pro Tem holds such office for one year until the following organizational meeting. The City Commission is arranged so that not more than four members shall retire at any one time.
As required by State Law and for all ceremonial purposes, the Mayor is the chief executive officer of the City. The Mayor presides at the meetings of the City Commission and has a voice and a vote in its proceedings, but has no veto power. The Mayor authenticates by signature such instruments as the City Commission, City Charter or the laws of the State require.
The City Commission meetings are held in the Commission Chambers on the 2nd Floor of the Governmental Center building, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City.
Regular Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month starting at 7:00 pm.
Possible Study Sessions are held as needed on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00.
Special meetings are scheduled as needed.