City of Brown City

City Manager

Chuck Bennett

Chuck Bennett was selected as the City Manager in September  2022.  Activities include Executive Director of the Brown City Downtown Development Authority, advisor to the Planning Commission, Park Board, Cemetery Board, Festival Commission, and Brown City Area Fire Authority.  Chuck belongs to the Brown City Rotary Club, Michigan Local Government Management Association and International City Manager’s Association.


Implementation of Programs, Ordinances, and Policies

Working with elected officials to achieve common goals and objectives for the community. Ensure that ordinances and polices approved by the elected officials are equitably enforced throughout the city

Management of Public Funds

Ensuring the cost-effectiveness of programs, balancing budgets, and securing the financial health of the community. Prepare the annual budget, submit it to elected officials for approval and implement it once approved.

Coordination of Service Delivery

Anticipating future needs, organizing work operations, and establishing timetables to meet community needs. Solicit bids from contractors and select or recommend the appropriate organization to perform the work.

Administration of Personnel

Providing direction and leadership to department heads, administrative personnel, other employees and those who provide direct services to the City.

Building Community and Problem Solving

Seeking feedback from residents and members of the business community to address and solve problems. Investigate citizen complaints or issues within the administrative organization and recommend changes to elected officials.

Public Trust and Confidence

Bringing to the community a commitment to maintaining the public trust and confidence in local government, achieving equity and social justice, and improving the quality of life for all residents.