City of Ionia
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City Manager

Jason R. Eppler, City Manager, City of Ionia. Phone (616) 527-4170, Extension 5776

Meet the City Manager

Jason R. Eppler, City Manager, City of IoniaAppointed as City Manager for the City of Ionia on September 26, 2005, Jason Eppler previously served as the City Manager of the City of DeWitt, Michigan, and Village Manager of the Village of Cassopolis, Michigan.

Education. Jason Eppler received a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from Northern Michigan University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University.

Current Responsibilities. Professionally, Jason is a member of the International City / County Management Association and the Michigan Local Government Management Association. Jason serves as a director of the Michigan Municipal League Liability and Property Pool and as a member of the Michigan Municipal League's Board of Trustees. Jason also serves on the Michigan Municipal League's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. 

Locally, Jason serves as Chairman of the Sparrow-Ionia Hospital Board Trustees, and is a member of the Sparrow-Ionia Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees. Jason serves on the board of directors of the Ionia Area Chamber of Commerce and is past president of the Ionia County United Way. Jason is also a member and past Director of the Ionia Rotary Club and the vice-chairperson of the Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA). 

City Manager's Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:
Phone: (616) 527-4170 Extension 5776 
Fax: (616) 527-0810
Email: jeppler@ci.ionia.mi.us

Duties of the City Manager

The City Manager is responsible for appointing, directing, and supervising all administrative officers of the City, including:

  • Downtown Development Authority Director
  • Finance Director
  • Parks and Recreation Director
  • Public Safety Director
  • Public Utilities Director
  • Public Works Director
  • Public Transportation Director
  • Ionia Theatre Director
The City Manager is also responsible for:
  • Preparation of the annual city budget and capital improvement program.
  • Overseeing that all laws, provisions of the City Charter and directives of the City Council are faithfully executed.
  • Preparing reports for the City Council on matters of the City.
  • Providing staff support to the City Council.

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114 North Kidd Street  Map
Ionia, Michigan 48846
Phone 616-527-4170

Fax 616-527-0810

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00a - 4:00p
(Holiday exception)

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