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Markus-Aug.-2019The City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City and is appointed by the City Commission. The  Office of the City Manager coordinates the activities of all City departments and is responsible for:

  • Directing the administration of the City government
  • Appointing all department heads, with the exception of the City Clerk
  • Preparation of the annual budget and a long-range capital improvements program
  • Implementing the policies adopted by the City Commission

The Office of the City Manager also prepares City Commission meeting agendas and is responsible for the City's public relations and risk management programs.

City Manager Selection Process  
Plans are underway for the appointment of a new Birmingham City Manager. Current City Manager Tom Markus will complete his 2.5 year term on June 30, 2023.  It is anticipated the new City Manager will be announced in the spring. 

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The Office of the City Manager is located in room #207 on the second floor of the City Hall Building, which is located at 151 Martin Street, Birmingham, MI 48009. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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Department Name First Name Last Name Profession Email Phone
City Manager Tom Markus City Manager tmarkus@bhamgov.org (248) 530-1808
City Manager Jana Ecker Assistant City Manager jecker@bhamgov.org (248) 530-1811
City Manager Melissa Fairbairn Assistant City Manager mfairbairn@bhamgov.org (248) 530-1807
City Manager Marianne Gamboa Communications Director mgamboa@bhamgov.org (248) 530-1812