City Council

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Public Participation Plan

Public Hearing Notices

Pier Placemaking Project

The City of Houghton is again working with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for grant funding for the long-awaited Pier Placemaking Project to be

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Meetings: The Houghton City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. on the Second and Fourth Wednesdays of every month.

City Council Members

City of Houghton Mayor Robert Backon

Robert Backon

Served since 1990

Current Term Expires 11/2022

City Council Member Robert X. Megowan in Houghton

Robert X. Megowen
Mayor Pro Tem

Served since 2002

Current Term Expires 11/2022

Joan Suits

Served since 2020

Current Term Expires 11/2024

City Council Member Mike Needham

Mike Needham

Served since 2010

Current Term Expires 11/2022

Jan Cole

Served since 2020

Current Term Expires 11/2024

City of Houghton Council Member Dan Salo

Dan Salo

Served since 2011

Current Term Expires 11/2022

Brian Irizarry

Served since 2020

Current Term Expires 11/2024

Rules of Procedure

Council meetings are open to the public and are run according to Robert’s Rules of Order. The Mayor presides over the meeting. The agenda is set prior to each meeting. Each meeting includes opportunity for members of the public to address the Council on any subject. Any petitions or communications sent to the Council prior to the meeting is read at the meeting. Complete Council Rules of Procedure
aerial view of the city of Houghton and lift bridge