Karen Kovacs

City Manager Karen Kovacs

City Manager Karen Kovacs was officially appointed as the Marquette City Manager on May 24, 2021 and took office on June 7.

Messages from the City Manager

Bimonthly articles written by the City Manager


Role of the City Manager

The City Manager is the chief administrator for the City government. The Manager has a variety of duties including administering city departments, enforcing all laws and ordinances adopted by the City Commission, recommending an annual budget, implementing the final budget, and advising the Commission. City Hall (300 W. Baraga Avenue) houses the City Manager's office and other city administrative departments.


City Attorney

The City is represented by Suzanne Larsen.

Suzanne received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree from Wayne State University. She is a former member of the Representative Assembly for the State Bar of Michigan and of the Membership Services Committee. She is a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and is a hearing panelist for the Attorney Discipline Board.

Suzanne serves on the board of the Superiorland Soccer Association and is also a former president and board member for the Superior Upper Peninsula Chapter of the American Red Cross. She has been practicing law in Marquette since 1997 with an emphasis in real estate, corporate, municipal and elder law matters.

Contact the City Manager's Office

Call 906-228-0435 or email manager@marquettemi.gov