City Council

The City Council is the governing body of the City of Grand Ledge. It was originally established in 1893, with the original incorporation of the City, as a five-member board made up of the Mayor and four Council members, two each representing the City’s then two wards. Now, it is a seven-member board made up of the Mayor and six Council members, two each representing the City’s three wards.

The Mayor is elected at-large to a four-year term at an even year November election. One Council member is elected from each ward at every even year's November election to a four-year term. The City Council regularly meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 310 Greenwood St. Agendas, meeting packets, and minutes and Ward Map are available online.

For more information about the City Council, contact Gregory Newman, City Clerk at, or by calling (517) 622-7920.

Project Image Every two years Grand Ledge City Council members review the goals they wish to make significant progress towards in the coming years. City Council members then prioritize a number of projects in its continued efforts to improve the community. Establishing tiered priorities helps to ensure clear direction and focus for city staff, board members, and the community.

The City of Grand Ledge welcomes Mayor Thom Sowle to lead our city forward as we continue to progress as a 21st-century community.

Mayor Thom Sowle

Phone: 517-627-7917

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WKAR Interview with Mayor Thom Sowle

May 27, 2019

Grand Ledge City Council 

BACK Tom JancekMayor Pro-Tem Keith Mulder, Don Willems, Rick Lantz 

FRONT Lynne MacDowell, Mayor Thom Sowle, Brett Gillespie

Ward Council Members Term Expires Contact Information
1 Brett Gillespie 2020 (517) 449-7243 Email  
1 Keith Mulder (Mayor Pro-Tem) 2022 (517) 627-3512  Email
2 Rick Lantz 2020 (517) 627-3389  Email
2 Lynne MacDowell 2022 (517) 627-2149  Email
3 Tom Jancek 2020 (517) 627-6558   Email
3 Don Willems 2022 (517) 980-5415    Email