City Council


The City Council consists of four members and a Mayor who are elected at large on a non-partisan basis. Each Councilperson and the Mayor shall vote on all matters except as prohibited in Articles VI and XVIII of the City Charter. A majority of the persons constituting the Council shall be a quorum.


The Council shall establish rules and regulations for the conduct of its meetings, shall maintain a journal in English of its proceedings and may publish it proceedings. The Council may adopt resolutions, by-laws and ordinances and do such things in the best interest of the City and within the scope of the authority provided by the City Charter or by State law. Each member is elected for a four-year term, with elections being held every two years.


Your City Council is committed to listening to the voice of the community and providing opportunities for your voice to be heard. We strive to be available to the citizens of Zilwaukee and welcome your questions, concern and comments. Your feedback will help us better represent you.


Canidate for City Council Requirements


The following are the requirements to run for Zilwaukee City Council:

  1. Must have been a resident of the City of Zilwaukee fot 2 (two) years.
  2. Obtain Nominating petition from the city office located at 319 Tittabawassee.
  3. Circulate petition. Signers must be a citizen of Zilwaukee and a registered voter. Minimum 25 signatures – maximum 25 signatures.
  4. Obtain and fill out 2 affidavits of identity.
  5. Supply birth certificate.
  6. Return all items to the City of Zilwaukee office – deadline is determined by the State of Michigan – Usually around the 3rd week of April.

For questions please contact the City Clerk at (989) 755-0931 or by email at email hidden; JavaScript is required



Mayor Eugene Jolin

Mayor Eugene Jolin is a graduate of St. Andrews high school. He served 3 years in the army, and has lived in Zilwaukee all his life. Mayor Jolin has been the Mayor for 9 years, and served on Council for 10 years.

Mayor Pro-Tem Richard Comstock

Councilman Richard Comstock has lived in Zilwaukee all his life. He served in the Air Force from 1961 to 1965, and is a retired Zilwaukee Fire Fighter of 30 years. He has been serving on the Council for 8 years and Mayor Pro-Tem for 3 years.


Councilman Robert Bohnsack has been on the Council since 1996. He enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening and babysitting. He has retired from the Zilwaukee Fire Department and lived in Zilwaukee most of his adult life.


Mayor Pro-Tem Michael Luplow has been a lifelong resident of Zilwaukee. After graduating from St. Andrews High School, he attended Delta College and Michigan State University. Then went on to retire from Consumers Energy. Starting in 1984 he served on the Council for 4 years, and is now serving another 4 year term.




Councilman Matthew Heck…