The City Commission serves as the City’s legislative body, consisting of seven Commissioners, one of whom serves as Mayor. The Commissioners represent the citizens of Birmingham and formulate and enable policy as the legislative and policy-making body of the municipal government. They are elected at large for four-year terms at non-partisan elections held in November of each odd-numbered year. The Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem are elected from among their fellow Commissioners for a one-year term. The City Commission operates as a Home Rule Charter City, with a Council-Manager form of government.

As the City’s legislative body, the City Commission is empowered to pass ordinances and adopt resolutions as it deems necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the City, consistent with the City Charter and state law. The City Commission also acts on recommendations from the various City boards and commissions.

The City Commission appoints the City Manager, who is responsible to the City Commission for carrying out the day-to-day operations of the City, consistent with policy set by the City Commission. The City Commission also appoints the City Clerk; however, the City Clerk reports to, and takes direction from, the City Manager. 

City Commissioners

 Name  Email Address  Term Expiration 
Mayor Pierre Boutros  11/2023
Mayor Pro-Tem Therese Longe  11/2023
Commissioner Clinton Baller  11/2023
Commissioner Rackeline Hoff  11/2021
Commissioner Brad Host  11/2023
Commissioner Mark Nickita  11/2021
Commissioner Stuart Sherman  11/2021


The Birmingham City Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Commission Room on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 151 Martin Street.

Download Minutes and Agendas online.

Contact Information

Send written communications to:

City Commission, c/o City Clerk
City of Birmingham
151 Martin Street
Birmingham, MI  48009