City of Ionia
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City Manager

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

Meet the City Manager

The City of Ionia Mayor and Council are currently in the process of conducting a search for a City manager successor.

Current City Manager Jason R. Eppler, has an official retirement date of November 30, 2020. Mr. Eppler will be greatly missed. We thank Jason ever so much for his highly professional, and A+ quality of leadership and service, in which he has graciously, and with admiral devotion, provided to the City of Ionia for the past 15 years.

We wish you the best in your retirement Jason R. Eppler!

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

Phone: (616) 527-4170 Extension 5776
Fax: (616) 527-0810

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.

City Organization Chart

Download and view a color-coded chart that shows how elected officials and staff are organized to serve within the City of Ionia.

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City Calendar

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114 North Kidd Street Map
Post Office Box 496
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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