City Council & Mayor


  • 7 pm
  • 1st Wednesday of every month
  • City Hall

    114 North Kidd Street
    Ionia, Michigan 48846

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  1. Tom Millard

    Tom Millard

    Second Ward

  1. Richard A. Starr, II

    Richard A. Starr, II

    Second Ward

  1. John R. Milewski, II

    John R. Milewski, II

    Third Ward

  1. Jeff Winters

    Jeff Winters

    Third Ward

  1. Janice E. Gustafson

    Janice E. Gustafson

    Fourth Ward

  1. Troy A. Waterman

    Troy A. Waterman

    Fourth Ward


The City Council serves as the legislative body of the City and is responsible for setting policy and approving the annual fiscal year budget. The Mayor serves a term of four years as the chief executive officer of the City and is elected by the electorate on an at-large basis. Learn more about City Council from the City Charter.

Not counting the position of Mayor, there are eight City Council members with two elected from each of the City of Ionia's four wards on a partisan basis for four-year terms. The City Council selects one of its members to serve as deputy mayor who, if a mayoral vacancy occurs, shall become mayor for the remainder of the unexpired term. For information about City elections and running for elected office, please visit the City Clerk's page.

Welcome Message From the Mayor (PDF)

View the City of Ionia Ward Map (PDF).

City Council Meetings

Ionia City Council meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7 pm at City Hall, 114 N Kidd Street, Ionia, Michigan, unless rescheduled due to a conflict with a holiday or in instances when there may not be a quorum of the City Council present at the meeting. To view regular City Council meeting dates, please view our City Calendar. Also, visit our Meeting Agendas and Minutes page.

State of the City - March 1, 2023

City Council held a special meeting on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 6:00 pm to conduct a public hearing on the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and to host a State of the City address. 

State of the City Presentation (PDF)