City of Saginaw, MI

The City of Saginaw is located in the heart of the Great Lakes Bay Region and is home to the county seat for Saginaw County. It has a current population of approximately 50,500. Saginaw has a council-manager form of government. This form of government allows the voters to elect non-partisan representatives to City Council for a four year term, using both odd and even election years for overlapping terms. As the council members do not represent specific districts, they are better able to take a holistic and cohesive approach to governance.

The City Council appoints a City Manager to serve as the City's chief administrator and carry out the actions and policies of the City Council by overseeing daily operations of the organization.