Nestled in the heart of Michigan, the City of Ionia is a dynamic community of more than 10,000 residents and 60,000 county wide. Come share the beauty, charm and history of Ionia.
The City of Ionia is the largest city and the county seat of Ionia County, Michigan.
The City of Ionia is located mostly within Ionia Township, with small portions extending into Easton Township and Berlin Township, but we are politically autonomous of the townships. Google Map
Here on our website, you can quickly find information you need. Download files, make applications, get connected, and learn about our City. We are happy to assist you. If questions, please phone City offices at 616-527-4170.
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Welcome Message From the Mayor
Come savor the simple pleasures of life in Ionia and discover the many benefits our City has to offer.
Ionia is nestled in the heart of the Grand River Valley, “In the Middle of it All.” Our city features a beautifully renovated downtown business district and a modernized industrial center.
Ionia offers picturesque countryside along the scenic Grand River, rich farm lands, beautiful homes and a central location with easy access to Grand Rapids and Lansing.
Ionia is home to numerous recreational and cultural opportunities where our history is combined with a vibrant future. Our area offers excellent educational programs and a broad spectrum of medical services.
Whether you want to attend inviting events, walk along the Grand River or our extensive rail trails, enjoy our neighborhood parks and state recreational area, visit the Ionia County Museum, buy from the local farm markets, catch a current movie at the historic and beautifully restored Ionia Theatre, or view creations of local artisans, it is available to you in Ionia.
We are proud to share the beauty, charm and history of our community, as well as the fun, exploring, outdoor recreation, shopping and dining. Situated along the scenic Grand River, conveniently located just a few minutes north of I-96, Ionia offers a central location for day trips to Lake Michigan, as well as easy access to downtown areas of Lansing, Grand Rapids, and many other regional attractions. Our vibrant community is family friendly and retains the charm of its origins, yet has a strong link to the future. Our beautiful historic Downtown District features a unique blend of shops and eateries.
Here in Ionia, we put our heritage proudly on display in the present. Ionia’s blend of past, present and future, with it’s proximity to nature, culture and industry, makes it the perfect place to spend a day, a weekend or longer… Rich with history, neatly restored, and positioned for future growth, we think you will find Ionia a great place to visit and an even better place to live.
Copy courtesy of the Ionia Chamber of Commerce
The current year schedule for City Council, Planning Commission, and Downtown Development Authority meetings, are available to view at the following link:
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2022 Combined Meeting Schedule (PDF)
Whether you are a long-time resident, someone new to our community, a current business, or a new business looking to grow and expand, the City of Ionia wants to be helpful to you. Please look to us for answers, resources and ideas.
Check out our handy Search engine, our Staff directory, and our City calendar. You can make Online payments, download Meeting agendas and minutes, find out about Planning and zoning... and if you have a question or concern, you may Write to us here.
You may also phone us at 616-527-4170. Thank you for your interest and participation with the City of Ionia.
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Holiday Schedule-City Offices 2022 (PDF)
City of Ionia Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan (PDF)
City of Ionia Title II Americans with Disabilities Act Policy (PDF)
Americans with Disabilities Act Grievance Form (PDF)
The Ionia Harvest Market (formerly Ionia Farmers’ Market) kicks off Saturday, June 4th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Ionia Rotary Hoppough Pavilion on the corner of Steele and Adams Street. Fresh fruits, vegetables, maple syrup, honey, bedding plants, crafts and so much more are welcome. Vendors may register for a seasonal or daily pass. Project Fresh, Senior Project Fresh, WIC, Bridge, and SNAP programs are welcome. Join us for a visit or as a vendor beginning each Saturday from June through October 1st. For more information, contact Elizabeth by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Ionia Harvest Market Facebook page for the latest information and updates.
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Ionia Harvest Market Application 2022 (PDF)
The City of Ionia, Michigan is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Public Safety Officer.
Public Safety Officers shall perform all the duties and responsibilities of the Police, Fire, and Medical services for the city and assigned townships. Public Safety Officers are responsible for the prevention of crimes, preservation of public peace and order, apprehension of offenders, protection of persons and property under the laws of the City and State, protection of people and property from fire, and provide aid to people in medical emergencies.
The full job posting is available at the link below.
To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and completed City of Ionia employment application to the contact provided below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
114 N. Kidd Street
PO Box 496
Ionia MI 48846
City Council will conduct a Public Hearing on May 17, 2022, at 5:30 PM to receive comments on Ordinance No. 563, a proposed rezoning of 715 W. Lincoln Ave. into the B-3, General Business Zoning District.
The Ionia Regional Utilities Authority (IRUA) will conduct a Public Hearing on June 2, 2022, at 7:00 PM at the Easton Township Hall, 720 North Bellamy Road, Ionia, for the purpose of receiving comments on IRUA’s proposed Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget and Capital Improvement Plan.
City Council will conduct a Public Hearing on June 7, 2022, at 7:00 PM to receive comments on Ordinance No. 564, an amendment to the General Fee Schedule.
City Council will conduct a Public Hearing on June 7, 2022, at 7:00 PM to receive comments on the City's proposed Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget and Capital Improvement Plan.
To view the corresponding public notices; click on the files below.