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
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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)
Granger Waste Services collection WILL be delayed in observance of Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24.
Thursday and Friday residential trash, recycling, and yard waste collection will be delayed by one day during the week of November 20. Thursday collection will take place on Friday, November 25, and Friday collection will take place on Saturday, November 26. Regular collection schedules will resume on Monday, November 28.
All Granger offices and operations will be CLOSED for regular business hours on Thursday, November 24.
The City of Ionia is seeking proposals for the 2023 and 2024 Ionia Fireworks Display. To be considered, all bids must be submitted and received in the City Manager's Office at Ionia City Hall, 114 N. Kidd Street, P.O. Box 496, Ionia, MI 48846 by December 1, 2022, at 4:00 PM. The RFP document below provides further details on what is required.
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RFP - 2023/2024 Fireworks Display (PDF)
The City of Ionia Dial-A-Ride is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Public Transportation Driver. This position is part-time with the potential of full-time. Duties include operating a small bus, rider interaction, performing daily pre-trip/post-trip inspections, collection of fares, record keeping on a tablet, operating a hydraulic lift, mobility device securement, monitoring the activity and safety onboard the vehicle, two-way radio communication with dispatch and other drivers, and other duties as assigned.
Please send cover letter, resume, and completed City of Ionia job application (provided below) to City of Ionia, Human Resources, 114 N. Kidd St., PO Box 496, Ionia MI 48846. The position is open until filled. EOE/ADA employer.
At its November 3, 2022, regular meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Ionia Regional Utilities Authority adopted its 2023 meeting schedule.
The Ionia City Council will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 7:00 PM, at City Hall, 114 N. Kidd Street, in the Council Chambers to receive comments on Ordinances No. 568 and 569 related to municipal civil infractions and zoning violations.
The Ionia City Council will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 7:00 PM, at City Hall, 114 N. Kidd Street, in the Council Chambers to receive comments on Ordinance No. 570 related to fireworks in the City.
The Ionia Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 4:30 PM, at City Hall, 114 N. Kidd Street, in the Council Chambers to receive comments on Ordinance No. 571 related to the Business Zoning Districts.
The Ionia Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 4:30 PM, at City Hall, 114 N. Kidd Street, in the Council Chambers to receive comments on a Special Land Use (SLU) Permit application for 921 Hackett Street. If approved, the SLU would allow a Level 2 home occupation on the property to operate a tattoo parlor.
To view the corresponding public notices; click on the files below.
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2023 IRUA Meeting Schedule (PDF)
PH Notice - Ordinances No. 568 and 569 for Council (PDF)
PH Notice - Ordinance No. 570 for Council (PDF)
PH Notice - Ordinance No. 571 for PC (PDF)
PH Notice - 921 Hackett St. SLU (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)
Holiday Schedule-City Offices 2023 (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)