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 Attorney is Suzanne Larsen.  Suzanne received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree from Wayne State University. She currently serves on the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners and on the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys Board of Directors. Additionally, she is a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and a hearing panelist for the Attorney Discipline Board.  She has practiced law in Marquette since 1997, and has provided legal services to the City since 2006.

Contact the City Manager's Office

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