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Yvonne Ridge began serving as the City of Eaton Rapids City Manager in August 2022. As the City Manager, she is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City, responsible to the City Council for administration of all city affairs. She sees that all laws, provisions of the City Charter, ordinances, resolution, and official directives of the City Council are faithfully executed.
In addition to overall municipal management, the City Manager oversees the financial administration of the city; develops, coordinates, and implements services; and strives to enhance community relations to provide a safe, secure, and hospitable environment for residents and visitors to the Eaton Rapids community.
The City Manager furnishes the Council with information and makes recommendations concerning city affairs and prepares and submits such reports as may be required or to consolidate the reports of the departments of the city.
The City Manager leads the City with the following guiding principles:
VISION: The City of Eaton Rapids will empower its employees to be a model of excellence in providing municipal services.
MISSION: Our staff will anticipate the municipal needs of the community through an environment of innovation and leadership.
CORE VALUES: Have integrity to maintain the public’s trust, making us value most: Honesty, Professionalism, Accountability, and Efficiency.
Yvonne has almost 30 years of experience in municipal government. Her experience includes working for Eaton County for 25 years, City of White Cloud, City of Albion and serving the City of Charlotte as a Council Member and Mayor. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Northern Michigan University. Yvonne is married, raised five (5) children, and has five (5) grandchildren.