Pam Colestock and was elected in November of 2021 to the office of Mayor.
Pam Colestock has been a life long resident of the City of Eaton Rapids. Pam worked for 20 years for Felpausch Food Center, which is currently known as Family Fare. The past 12 years she has worked in the property management industry. Pam currently works for the Real Estate Developer the Gillespie Group in Lansing, where she was recently promoted to the Project Management Assistant.
Pam has two Business Degrees, one from Davenport University in Sales and Marketing and the other in Paralegal Studies from Baker College.
Pam like to spend time going to movies, concerts and being with family and friends
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Several months ago, the city applied for a grant through the State of Michigan’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). This grant provides necessary funding to cities so they can make upgrades to their wastewater system. Based on projected costs of $4,200,000, we received a grant in […]
Happy Fall! We’ve had a lot happening so far this fall in Eaton Rapids. We kicked it off with the 3rd Annual Color Triathlon. We had 40 participants, plus 10 for the 5K run/walk. Congratulations to all who participated and all of the volunteers and sponsors. Mark your calendars for next year, as this will […]
I wanted to give updates regarding topics I often get asked about. First, the recycling center. As you know, the city closed its’ recycling center a year ago, but we’ve been working with our township neighbors to come up with a collaborative way to build a new center for our entire community. We created a […]
I can’t believe it’s almost the end of August. Kids will be going back to school soon so please watch for more pedestrians and buses. Speaking of pedestrians, did you know it’s the law to yield to pedestrians and bicyclists in a crosswalk? We have a few that cross Main Street, so please be mindful […]
Happy July! Once again, we enjoyed a fantastic 4th of July celebration. The parade was one of the longest we’ve had in a long time. Thank you to all who participated! I also want to thank the Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the Crafter show, it was very well attended. Another thanks to our neighboring […]
Welcome Summer! City Council has been working on the budget with city administration and held a public hearing on Monday, June 19th. This is required by law and is a great way to give residents an opportunity to ask questions. Council will consider adoption of the budget at its June 26th meeting, 7pm. The public […]
Happy May! City Council is busy this month working with city administration on the 2023-2024 budget. There will be a public hearing on the budget in June. This is a requirement to get public input, or answer questions. Watch the city’s website for dates. At the May 8th City Council meeting, Council approved the Planning […]
It’s starting to look like spring! The City just received 2 awards for the restoration of G.A.R Island Park, submitted by the City’s engineering company, c2ae. It’s exciting to be recognized for the work put into making this park a showpiece, however, the best part is hearing from residents and community members about how much […]
Happy Spring Eaton Rapids! Some of you may have seen a recent article in the Lansing State Journal regarding the Horner Mill property. The City has been working with the owners of this property to bring it into compliance. As you know, the buildings are in severe disrepair. Recently, we started working with Eaton County […]
I don’t normally like to start off writing about sad news, but I would be remiss to not mention how hard of a week this has been for so many. After I got home from last week’s council meeting, there was breaking news of the active shooter at MSU. I watched as many of you […]
For this month’s article, I would like to reflect on a few things that City Council accomplished in 2022. We had some challenges, but were able to keep our focus on what was best for the City, which is our top priority. We worked through the hiring of a City Manager, and while we had […]
Happy December! If you’re like me, you have been wondering “where did this year go”? It seems like it was July 4th and now it’s Christmas and the New Year is upon us. December is a busy month, but I try to take the time to reflect on the year and especially to be thankful […]
Hello Eaton Rapids! I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.I want to give kudos to City Clerk Laura Boomer, and the election team for running a seamlesselection. It’s no small feat to run these elections, especially when there are so many candidatesrunning plus ballot proposals. These folks work […]