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 Street

City Council meetings are televised on CCTV; Channel 189.

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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 FilkinsRobert J. EngelsStephen KingTiyi SchippersBryan Elenbaas Council
Carla Filkins
Robert J. Engels
Council Member
Stephen King
Council Member
Tiyi Schippers
Mayor Pro-Tem
Bryan Elenbaas
Council Member
MembersWardTerm Expires
Carla J. FilkinsN/ADecember 31, 2025
Robert J. EngelsWard ThreeDecember 31, 2027
Stephen KingWard FourDecember 31, 2025
Tiyi SchippersWard TwoDecember 31, 2025
Bryan ElenbaasWard OneDecember 31, 2027

View a map of the City of Cadillac's Wards (PDF)

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: $4,700 per year
  • Council member: $3,400 per year