Mayor and City Council Members

Mayor

The Mayor for the City of Brown City is an elected two year position with elections occurring on even numbered years. The Mayor's responsibilities include:

Mayor Christine Lee

The first time Christine was involved in City Government was July of 2001 when she was appointed City Clerk. She was reelected as City Clerk in 2002 and served a total of 3 years.

Christine was appointed to the City Council in July of 2004 to serve out the remainder of a term. In November of 2004 she tied for the City Council seat and won by the luck of the draw. She was reelected 2006, and 2008. In November of 2010 Christine was elected Mayor.

Christine graduated from Sandusky High School. She and her family move to Brown City in 1976. Christine is married to Richard Lee and they have three grown children, two living in Knoxville, Tennessee and one in Monroe, Michigan. In 2009 she retired from Brown City United Church, where she worked as an administrative assistant.

Christine is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts and is director of the Mackinac Island Honor Scout – Port Huron Girls. A member of SAVE Council (Sanilac Area Violence Elimination Council) and at this time she is serving on the executive board. Volunteer Red Cross instructor for First Aid and CPR. And a high school track official.

Christine is looking forward to serving the City of Brown City. If you have any questions, concerns or just want to talk, fill free to contact her.

City Council

The six City Council members are elected at large from the entire City, and each represents the City as a whole. They are elected by the registered voters of the City and serve a two year term.

The Council's duties and responsibilities include:

  1. Adopting and amending City laws
  2. Determining City policies and standards
  3. Determining how money is spent, and for what purposes
  4. Determining what City taxes shall be
  5. Approving contracts and agreements
  6. As a whole, representing the City of Brown City

A City Council Meeting is the process of making and amending laws, developing policy and making decisions. Governing your City by citizens elected by you.

The Council follows a regular order of business in the conduct of its meetings. The agenda is prepared in advance and subjects on it usually have been investigated by the City Manager or a Department Head, so that the Council can have all available facts. Copies of the agenda are available at City Hall.

Business presented to the Council is disposed of by one of the following methods:

  1. Communications: A motion is ordinarily used to indicate majority approval of a procedural action
  2. Public Hearing: This gives the public audience an opportunity to make comments upon a particular subject that the Council is considering
  3. Resolution: A resolution may be passed to approve contracts, to express the policy of the Council, or to direct certain types of administration action. It requires only one reading before Council action may be voted upon by a roll call or voice vote.
  4. Ordinances: An ordinance is a "legislative act" having the force of law. An ordinance becomes a law:
    • immediately upon passage if it is determined to be an emergency to public health, safety, or welfare
    • on the effective date specified in the ordinance, or 30 days following adoption of the ordinance, whichever is later.

The Current City Council


Dan Loutzenhiser

Alecia Parks

William Walters

Ross McIvor

Julie Miller

Patricia Jacobson