Candidate Filings for City Commission and BLP Seats Due April 23

The Marquette City Clerk’s Office is now accepting nomination packets for city elective positions available in the upcoming election year. Interested candidates must submit their completed packets by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23.

This election cycle, voters will select two members for the Marquette Board of Light and Power and two commissioners for the Marquette City Commission. These positions will be contested in the Presidential Election on November 5, 2024.

Nominating documents, including petition forms, are available for collection at the City Clerk’s Office located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue. Alternatively, candidates may download the forms at

Per the eligibility requirements of the Marquette City Charter, each candidate must have been a registered voter of the City of Marquette for at least one year prior to filing and may not be in default to the City.

Spring Street Closure - Front Street

Spring Street Closure – Front Street to Third Street

Beginning at 12:00 p.m., Friday, April 12 and continuing through 5:00 PM on Sunday, April 14th, Spring Street will be closed to motor vehicles between Front Street and Third Street for the Festival of the Angry Bear sponsored by the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

Egress from the MarqTran drive through and the Marquette History Museum will be available at the west end of Spring Street.

Marquette City Manager Community Office Hours

Marquette City Manager Karen Kovacs will hold her next community office hours on Wednesday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Shiras Room, on the top level of Peter White Public Library (Front Street side). The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.

City of Marquette Senior Services Selected to Present at 2024 National Council on Aging Conference

The City of Marquette Senior Services Division has been selected to present at the 2024 National Council on Aging (NCOA) Conference, scheduled for May 6-8, 2024 in Arlington, Virginia. Senior Services Manager Maureen McFadden will present on the Senior Services’ Silver Sampler outdoor recreation and education program. McFadden will be accompanied by Silver Sampler program coordinator, Janet Koistenen.

The Silver Sampler program is an outdoor recreation and education program provided by the City of Marquette Senior Services Division which exposes participants 50+ to recreational adventures they might otherwise not try in Marquette County. The program seeks to eliminate the typical barriers associated with participation in recreational programs, such as fees and equipment, while providing expert instruction and guides to increase participants’ confidence and the capacity for people to recreate safely.

The NCOA Conference invites professionals in aging services fields from around the country to discover innovative programs, network, and get engaged with and inspired by recent trends and successes in older adult care, as well as advocate on Capitol Hill with Legislatures for current aging needs and services.

Ahead of their visit to Arlington in May, McFadden and Koistenen will share their presentation with the Marquette community on Wednesday, April 24 at 5:00pm in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room. This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be done by calling (906) 228-0456.

The Silver Sampler program is open to adults ages 50+ residing in Senior Services’ service areas of the City of Marquette and Marquette, Powell, and Chocolay townships. For more information, contact the City of Marquette Senior Services Division at (906) 228-0456.

Park Cemetery Spring Item Removal

The City of Marquette is announcing that all Park Cemetery winter gravesite decorations must be removed before Monday, April 22, 2024.  After April 22, City crews will begin spring cleanup of the cemetery grounds and will dispose of such items left at gravesites.

Opening Reception for Public Gallery Program Exhibits

On Thursday April 11th 6:00-8:00pm, the Peter White Public Library and the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture will be hosting the opening receptions for the new exhibits in the Public Gallery Program. Light refreshments provided. Receptions are free and open to the public. Exhibits are accessible during regular Library hours.

Deo Gallery: Color and Light: North Country Images, John Hubbard
Oil Paintings. Artist Talk at 7:00pm
(On display for the month of April)

Huron Mountain Club Gallery: Feeling It Out, MARESA students
Curated by Local Artist: Amber Dohrenwend
3D Cardboard. Artist Talk at 6:30pm
(On display through the end of May)

Receptions are generously made possible by Friends of PWPL. The Huron Mountain Club Gallery is located on the main level of PWPL. The Deo Gallery is located in the lower level of the PWPL in the City’s Arts & Culture Center; it is supported by the Lake Superior Art Association.

More information about the Public Gallery Program and current exhibits can be found on


Contact Info

City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

Municipal Service Center:

+1 906-228-0444

1100 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855

Tourist Park Reservations:

+1 906-228-0465



City Hall:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Municipal Service Center:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Police and Fire on duty 24/7

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