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City Council

About City Council

Your Elected Representatives

The City of New Buffalo has a council-manager form of government with a five-member City Council elected at-large.  Authorized by the City Charter, Chapter 3.

The City Council regularly meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm Eastern Time in the Community Room at City Hall, 224 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI 49117 or by an electronic meeting.

The recording secretary for the City Council is the City Clerk Office.

The City Council has five members with staggered, four-year terms.

City Council elects one City Council member to be the Mayor and one City Council member to be the Mayor Pro Tem during their organizational meeting which follows the regular City Election in November of each even-numbered year.  Collectively, the City Council appoints the City Manager.

The City Council members may be contacted through the City Clerk's Office.

From time to time, the City Council prioritizes City projects, please see the City Projects page for details.

City Council Members

Title
Mayor

Phone
269-469-1500

Email
jhumphrey@cityofnewbuffalo.org

John Humphrey

Mayor
Council Term - November 2020 to November 2024.
DDA Representative
Cemetery Authority Representative
GRSD Board Representative
Pokagon Fund Alternate

Title
Mayor Pro Tem

Phone
269-469-1500

Email
rlijewski@cityofnewbuffalo.org

Roger Lijewski

Mayor Pro Tem
Council Term - November 2020 to November 2024
Cemetery Authority Representative

Title
City Council Member

Phone
269-469-1500

Email
bflanagan@cityofnewbuffalo.org

Brian Flanagan

Council Term - November 2020 to November 2024
Pokagon Fund Representative

Title
City Council Member

Phone
269-469-1500

Email
lodonnell@cityofnewbuffalo.org

Lou O’Donnell IV

Council Term - November 2018 to November 2022.

Title
City Council Member

Phone
269-469-1500

Email
mrobertson@cityofnewbuffalo.org

Mark Robertson

Council Term - November 2018 to November 2022.
LRSB Board Representative
GRSD Board Alternate

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