City Council

About the Council

The Mayor and six Council Members make policy decisions in accord with procedures and responsibilities set out in State law. The City Manager carries out policies and directives of the Mayor and Council.

The City Council appoints several boards and commissions as well as various advisory committees and task forces which are created from time to time.

The Mayor is also a council person with full voting privileges. Every two years the City Council elects one of the present members to become Mayor. Mayors in council-manager communities of Michigan, in addition to being a voting member of the council as a whole, also have the added functions of serving as public spokesperson for the community, soliciting citizen views and interpreting policies to the public.

The Mayor serves as the key representative, promoter, and defender of the community in relationships with the State of Michigan, intergovernmental relations, and the media. Regular functions of the Mayor also include presiding at council meetings by directing the orderly flow of the meetings according to parliamentary procedure outlined in Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. The Mayor also has the authority by the State to perform marriages.

Contact Us

Ward 1 - Dale Alessandrini
(906) 396-8008

Ward 2 -David Farragh
(906) 271-0124

Ward 3 - Cathy Tomassoni
(906) 221-6475

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At Large - Mark Wickman
(906) 239-0853

At Large - Ken Clawson
(906) 396-2757

At Large - Kyle Blomquist
(906) 396-7558

At Large - Pam Maule
(906) 774-7099

Mayor - Dale Alessandrini
(906) 774-6821

Send correspondence for council to:

501 S. Stephenson Ave.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Regular Business Meetings

The Mayor and Council have regular business meetings at 6:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Mondays in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Holidays and other events may affect the meeting schedule. Citizens who speak at Council meetings are asked to make comments within 5 minutes as a courtesy to others. Written information may be presented to provide detailed information. 

Any citizen may present a petition or request to the Council by providing written materials to the Clerk's office no later than the Thursday before a Monday council meeting. Please have the information to the Clerk's office by 12:00pm. For more information, please call the Clerk Treasurer's office at (906) 774-8530.

Public Hearings

The Mayor and Council occasionally hold special public hearings. Special meetings will be posted at City Hall, as well as published in the Daily News or other public media.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available for viewing on the website before a Monday Council meeting. Unapproved Council minutes are available for viewing on the website when completed by the City Clerk after a Monday Council meeting.

Both agendas and minutes for past meetings are available for viewing in the Archive.

Audio files of Council Meetings. Play from your computer, download, or listen from your smartphone.