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City Accepting Nominating Packets From Commission, Mayoral Candidates

By Beth Milligan | May 17, 2021

The City of Traverse City is accepting nominating packets from individuals wishing to run for the office of mayor or city commissioner now through July 20.

Three city commission seats are up for grabs in the November 2021 election, including those of Brian McGillivary, Christie Minervini, and Tim Werner. City commissioners serve for four-year terms. The position of Traverse City mayor - currently held by Jim Carruthers - will also be up grabs for a two-year term.

Candidates must be over the age of 18 and a resident and registered voter of Traverse City. Candidates can pick up a nominating packet from the City Clerk's Office at 400 Boardman Avenue. Completed packets must be filed with other required documentation with the City Clerk by July 20 at 4pm.

The fall 2021 election is scheduled for November 2, with incoming candidates sworn into office on November 8.

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