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  THE CITY OF
   ROCKFORD
     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 Manager  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thad Beard Assessor  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TomDoane Bldg./Mech./Elec. Inspector  .  .  .  . Professional Code Inspections City Attorney  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard Wendt City Clerk  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christine Bedford DeputyClerk/CommunicationsCoordinator . . . . KrisMurphy Finance Director/Treasurer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linda Lehman DirectorofPublicSafety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DaveRobinson Public Services Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Davies Deputy Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deb Brunett
City Council Members Mayor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CherylScales MayorProTem  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TerryKonkle CouncilMember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JeffLewis CouncilMember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EdwardRoss CouncilMember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TammyBergstom
(next election November 2020)
  CITY OF ROCKFORD
ROCKFORD IS A CITY LIKE NO OTHER. It’s a close-knit community with small town charm that bands together in times of uncertainty and celebrates together on the best days. We have beautiful tree lined neigh- borhoods, a unique thriving business community and an award-winning school district; making Rockford one of the most desirable places to live in West Michigan.
Both new and historic neighborhoods are surrounded by one of the largest park systems per capita in the country. Recreational opportuni- ties abound in Rockford, which is bisected by the Rogue River, one of the finest urban fisheries in Michigan. An elaborate trail network links neighborhoods to various public facilities through- out the community and the heart of the downtown business dis- trict — making it a walkable and
bike-friendly city.
The Rockford Public School
District includes 12 blue ribbon schools, outstanding extracurric- ular programs, dynamic athletic programs, and rigorous academ- ics 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 managing day-to-day operations of the City along with various department heads. The City Council’s main function is policy for- mation and legislation that charts the future course of the community. The pride of the City of Rockford is the support of over 80 volunteers serving on boards, commissions, and volunteer service units contributing to the great
community we know as Rockford.
The Rockford Department of Public Safety is comprised of three divi-
sions: enforcement, fire, and public services. The department includes cross-trained police/firefighters and cross-trained firefighters/public ser- vices employees. The City owns and operates state-of-the-art wastewater and water treatment facilities as well as traditional public works services, its own Emergency Dispatch Center, weekly yard waste collection, and a high-quality street system.
For additional information about the City of Rockford and its many ser- vices, visit www.rockford.mi.us or on Facebook.
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Rockford officials open the newest section of Rogue River Nature Trail at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in October 2019.
  













































































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