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THE CITY OF ROCKFORD
With the untimely and tragic passing of long-time City Manager Michael Young in 2016, the City Council appointed Director of Public Safety, Dave Jones, as Interim City Manager. The City Council is currently conducting a nationwide search to  nd the best replacement for the city manager position. Young left
an impressive legacy to the City of Rockford and city of cials are committed to the ideals, goals and excellence that Young was known for.
With outstanding neighborhoods, a thriving business commu- nity and an award winning school district it is no wonder Rockford is one of the most desirable places to live in the entire state.
Many housing options are available in Rockford neighborhoods surrounded by one of the largest park systems per capita in the country. Recreational opportunities abound in Rockford, which is bisected by the Rogue River, one of the  nest urban  sheries in Michigan. An elaborate trail network links neighborhoods
to the various public facilities throughout the community and the heart of the downtown business district.
The Rockford Public School District includes 12 blue ribbon schools, outstanding extracurricular programs, dynamic athletic programs, and rigorous academics that allow Rockford students to compete on a national level.
The City of Rockford operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager is responsible for manag- ing day-to-day operations of the City along with the various department heads. The City Council’s main function is policy formation and legislation that charts the future course of the community. The City of Rockford is supported by a variety of volunteer boards and commissions, all responsible for specialized aspects of the governmental decision making process.
The Rockford Department of Public Safety is comprised of three divisions: enforcement,  re and public services. The department includes cross-trained police/ re ghters, part-time police of cers, and cross-trained  re ghters/public safety employees. The City owns and operates state-of-the-art wastewater and water treatment facilities as well as traditional public works services, its own Emer- gency Dispatch Center, weekly yard waste collection, and a high quality street system. For additional information about the City of Rockford and its many services, visit www.rockford.mi.us
Rockford Living Magazine 2017/2018
City of Rockford Offices
7 S. Monroe Street
Post Office Box 561
Rockford, MI 49341
Office Hours: 8-5 (M-F) Tel.: (616) 866-1537 Fax: (616) 866-6406
www.rockford.mi.us
CITY OF ROCKFORD
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Interim City Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Jones Assessor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Doane Bldg./Mech./Elec. Inspector . . Professional Code Inspections City Attorney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard Wendt City Clerk/Interim Deputy City Manager . . Christine Bedford
Finance Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Public Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Services Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Treasurer .............................. . Deputy Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
City Council Members
Mayor.................. ............... Mayor Pro Tem . . . . . . . . . . ............... . Council Member . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Council Member . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Council Member . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Linda Lehman . . Dave Jones Jamie Davies Linda Lehman Stacey Rogers
Steve Jazwiec Cheryl Scales Melissa Young . Terry Konkle . . . Jerry Coon
(next election November 2018)
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