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City Council

The Council is the legislative authority and governing body of the City of Cadillac. The Council exercises all power conferred upon or possessed by the City by adoption of laws, ordinances, and resolutions, except as limited by the City Charter or state law (City Charter, Section 3.1).

Time: First and third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
Location: City of Cadillac Council Chambers at 200 N. Lake Steet

City Council meetings are televised on CCTV; Channel 189.

Agendas and Minutes
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The Council is composed of five members, one of whom is Mayor. All members have equal authority. Terms of office are four years for Council Members and two years for the Mayor. 


Carla Filkins








   John P.

Tiyi Schippers
Council Member

Shari Spoelman

Members Ward Term Expires
Carla J. Filkins December 31, 2017
Matt Wohlfeill Ward Three December 31, 2019
John P. Meinhardt Ward Four December 31, 2017
Tiyi Schippers Ward Two December 31, 2017
Shari Spoelman Ward One December 31, 2019

View a map of the City of Cadillac's Wards

Education is encouraged for the part-time council members so that they will be at the cutting edge of information and issues involving municipal government. At various times throughout the year, members of the Cadillac City Council travel to seminars and training sessions to enhance their education and ability to fulfill the roles required by the office they have been elected to fill.
Salaries are set by an independent advisory committee that meets every two years.
Current salary information:

  • Mayor: $4,300 per year
  • Council member: $3,000 per year



Did You Know?
  • Cadillac was previously known as the Village of Clam Lake. The Village of Clam Lake incorporated in 1874 and three years later it became a city and changed its name to Cadillac in honor of the French explorer, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac.
  • The canal between Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac is one of the man-made wonders of the world.

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