Mary Patrick, City Clerk, City of Ionia. Phone (616) 523-0145
Mary Patrick is the newly elected Ionia City Clerk. She began her term on January 1, 2022.
Mary retired from the State of Michigan after working for 40 years in several departments, including Education, Corrections, Secretary of State, and Natural Resources. The last thirty of those years were spent with the Michigan History Center where she worked with the Michigan Historical Commission, the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission, and managed the Michigan Historical Marker Program.
Mary Patrick has been a resident of Ionia for over 40 years. She and her husband Michael have 4 adult children. Mary looks forward to serving the community in this role.
The Clerk welcomes anyone for a meeting by appointment. Please reach out via email or by calling her office.
Phone: (616) 523-0145
Fax: (616) 527-0810
The City Clerk duties include:
If you would like to serve the City of Ionia as an Election Inspector, please download and fill out the Election Inspector Application form at the link below. Then mail or bring it to Ionia City Hall, 114 North Kidd Street, Ionia, Michigan 48846. Please call (616) 523-0145 for more information.
Download a File:
Election Inspector Application Form
Codifying includes removing repealed or obsolete ordinances and editing for proper grammar, consistency and clarity. Codifying also encompasses formatting the material into user-friendly titles, chapters and sections, and supplementing with new ordinances.
Register to vote through election day!
Download a File:
New Rights for Michigan Voters Information (PDF)
You must be a registered voter to receive an absentee ballot. Verify your registration.
Requests to have an absentee voter ballot mailed to you must be received by the City Clerk no later than 2:00 p.m. on the Saturday before the election.
If an emergency, such as a sudden illness or family death prevents you from reaching the polls on Election Day, you may request an emergency absentee voter ballot. Requests for an emergency ballot must be submitted after the deadline for regular absentee voter ballots has passed but before 4:00 p.m. on Election Day. The emergency must have occurred at a time which made it impossible for you to apply for a regular absentee voter ballot.
The City Charter states that there shall be a City Council comprised of the Mayor and eight members. Two City Council members shall be nominated and elected from and by the voters in each of four council districts (wards). The mayor shall be elected from the city at-large in accordance with the provisions of the City Charter.
Council members shall be registered voters of the ward from which they are elected.
Election and Terms
The regular election of City Council members shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in odd-numbered years, in the manner provided by law. The candidate from each ward receiving the most votes will serve a four-year term. The term of council members shall begin the first day of January after their election.
At each mayoral election, a mayor shall be elected for a term of four years. Only registered voters of the city shall be eligible to hold the office of Mayor-Council. The mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the city.
There shall be an official of the city elected from the city at-large who shall have the title of and be the city clerk. The clerk is elected for a term of four years.
If you are interested in running for elected office in the City of Ionia, please contact the City Clerk to obtain information and documents.