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City Government

The Gaylord City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located in the City Hall, 305 E. Main Street, Gaylord, Michigan 

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Boards and Commissions

Interested in serving your community?

If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please fill out an application form and return the completed form to: City of Gaylord, 305 E. Main Street, Gaylord, MI, 49735. The application form may also be faxed to (989) 732-8266 or emailed to Current vacancies are announced at City Council meetings when they arise, and the appointment process is detailed in the link under this section.

Member Expectations

  • Have general knowledge and/or understanding of the topics and issues reviewed by the board or commission that you are applying for.
  • Review material provided in advance of the meeting.
  • Engage in training activities when necessary.
  • Follow the parliamentary rules of the Board/Commission.
  • Attend regular meetings and special meetings, as needed.
  • Board and Commissions Appointment Process

If you have any questions, please reach out to either Kim Awrey or Travis Hewitt at (989) 732-4060.

Board of review

The Board of Review serves as a system of checks and balances between the Assessor and the General public. The board receives and examines the assessment roll from the assessor and hears appeals from property owners regarding their assessments and values established by the assessor. Board members serve three-year terms and hear tax assessment appeals in July and December. The Informational meeting where Board members will receive the roll is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March, and the open Board of Review meetings are the third Tuesday and Wednesday after the first Monday in March. The Appeals meetings are the third Tuesday after the first Monday in July, and the second Tuesday after the first Monday in December. Preferred areas of expertise are banking/finance, real estate/development law (no agents or brokers), and property appraisal/assessing. Knowledge in these areas is not a requirement. Members are appointed by City Council and must be residents of the city.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission shall guide and promote the efficient, coordinated development of the city in a manner which will best promote the health, safety, and general welfare of its people; preserve and protect the city and its history; and to address the goals and recommendations of the Master Plan. The members of the Planning Commission shall be appointed by the mayor subject to approval by a majority vote of the members of the City Council. Commission members serve three-year terms, and the Commission meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Preferred areas of expertise are interest, knowledge, and/or experience in Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Building Construction/Engineering, Land Use Planning, Zoning, Real Estate/Development/Law, or community service.

Zoning Board Of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) serves as a quasi-judicial body that shall hear and decide questions that arise in the administration of the zoning ordinance, including the interpretation of the zoning maps. The ZBA shall also hear and decide on matters referred to the ZBA or upon which the ZBA is required to pass under this Zoning Ordinance. It shall hear and decide appeals from and review any administrative order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official or body charged with enforcement of the zoning ordinance The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 7pm in the City Council Chambers in Gaylord City Hall. Currently, the City Council is the acting Zoning Board of Appeals

City Hall Room Rental

Effective July 1, 2016 the City of Gaylord has updated their Room Rental Agreement and Fees. Please click on the link below for the new rates and updated agreement.

City Employment Opportunities

No Job Postings available at this time.

Downtown Maintenance Laborer (Seasonal) –City of Gaylord

The City of Gaylord has two full-time, seasonal positions available for Downtown Maintenance Laborers. This position, under the supervision of the Department of Public Works Superintendent, performs a wide variety of unskilled or semi-skilled tasks and operates a variety of equipment related to the general care and maintenance of the Downtown District and other designated areas.

Desired Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

(A)       Graduation from high school education or GED equivalent, and/or

(B)       Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of equipment, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance and repair activities;
  • General knowledge of plants and their proper care.
  • Skill in operation of some of the listed tools and equipment.
  • Ability to perform manual tasks for extended periods of time; ability to work safely; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.


Other Qualifications:

  • Resident of the City of Gaylord or residing within a distance of twenty (20) miles from the nearest boundary of the City of Gaylord.

A full job description and the required minimum qualifications are available in the link below:

2022 DPW Downtown Maintenance Laborer

Employment Applications can be sent via email to or by mail to:

City of Gaylord, C/O Erika Peters, Human Resources Manager

305 E. Main Street

Gaylord, MI 49735

Employment Applications can be downloaded here:

Employment Application City of Gaylord

This position is up to 40 hours per week. For purposes of FLSA, this is a non-exempt position. For more information or any questions please call 989-732-4060. Resumes will be accepted until the positions are filled.

The City of Gaylord is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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