A council-manager form of government was established in Jonesville in 1988. The manager is the chief administrative officer for the City. The City Council hires the manager and serves as the manager's supervisor.
The manager provides supervision of all departments and personnel. As the manager of a growing community, the manager position requires that a multitude of skills and knowledge of various aspects of public administration. Responsibilities include: economic development, downtown development, community development, public relations, financial oversight, project management, drafting policies and ordinances and serving as a City representative on various boards and commissions.
The City Manager serves as a liaison to the appointed boards and commissions of the City, including the Cemetery Committee, Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Local Development Finance Authority (LDFA), Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing clerical support to the City Manager. Responsibilities include providing customer service via telephone and in the office; assisting with maintenance and administration of personnel files and employee benefit plans; processing payroll; MIOSHA and other state reporting; assists with public relations, communications, and event promotions; assists the Clerk and Finance Director with utility billing and payment, processing tax payments, cemetery transactions, and other customer service; assists the City Manager with meeting preparations; special projects; research; and other assistance to the City Manager.
Jeffrey M. Gray, City Manager Teresa Bensch, Administrative Assistant