Office of the City Manager


In our Commission-City Manager form of government, the Commission is the governing body elected by the citizens. The City Manager is the Chief Executive that supervises all departments, offices, and agencies. City Manager Greg Sundstrom is responsible to the City Commission for the administration of the City.

Elected and Appointed Officials

Our City leaders are either elected or appointed. Elected Officials pass legislation -- think laws and ordinances. The elected officials appoint others to execute and enforce the laws they make. The City Manager leads all Appointed Officials and the City organization as a whole.  For more info, you can review the City of Grand Rapids Charter.


City Manager Greg Sundstrom shares, “I know that this City is filled with caring people who come together to make this a community. It is the quality of life in this community that gives it vitality and appeal—to our businesses, citizens, and visitors, who drive this economy and support every aspect of our success."

About the City Manager

The Office of the City Manager develops policies which align to the oversight of City operations.  

Looking for a specific policy? Use the search "By Phrase or Keyword" option. 

View Administrative Policies

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Office of the City Commission

Want more info about City Commission meetings and agendas? You've come to the right place.


City Commission Meetings

Interested in what's going on at our City Commission meetings? Want to know the planned discussion topics at upcoming sessions? You're in the right place! Keep in mind:

  • Meeting topics often change. Make sure to check the agenda on the Friday before the meeting for the most updated list of topics
  • The schedule is for two months out. These may change without notice
  • The planner includes topics currently scheduled for discussion or consideration. This doesn't include all agenda topics
  • We do our best to keep the list updated with current topics under consideration

Check Out Planned City Commission Meeting Topics

The Commission has its own set of polices.  Looking for a specific policy? Use the search "By Phrase or Keyword" option.  

City Commission Policies