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Welcome from the City Manager

Thank you for taking the time to visit our Web site.  East Tawas is a community of approximately 3,000 residents located on the shore of beautiful Tawas Bay on Michigan's Sunrise Coast in Northeast Michigan.  We are a four-season wonderland with much to see and do.  Due to both Tawas Bay and Tawas Lake, East Tawas has an abundance of waterfront property that has resulted in a significant number of seasonal homes so the population of the City can fluctuate greatly, especially during the summer months.  Both our full-time and seasonal residents take pride in their homes and in the community.  We are fortunate to have an active City Council that is extremely watchful of spending taxpayer dollars and leveraging those dollars in the best interest of the community.  The City is also fortunate to have an experienced and caring group of employees who make the City operate smoothly and efficiently. 

I will be using this page to keep residents and visitors alike updated on projects that will be taking place in the City.



Mayor Exchange Day

Periodically our City officials team up with another municipality to exchange ideas.  We invite their elected officials and department heads to East Tawas and give them a tour of our beautiful city and show off our many wonderful neighborhoods, projects and services.  In turn, that municipality invites our City Council and department heads to their area for the same tour.  Previous municipalities we’ve shared our City with include:

  • City of Essexville in 2009
  • City of Frankenmuth in 2006
  • City of West Branch in 2005
  • City of Rogers City in 2001
  • Village of Birch Run in 1998
  • City of Pinconning in 1996

Ongoing Projects

The Department of Public Works has been busy changing our old water meters to new meters that can be read electronically.  If you haven't had your meter changed, please contact City Hall at 989 362-6161 to schedule an appointment.

The Department of Public Works has been working on replacement of old water, sewer and storm sewer lines.  Currently engineering is being completed for a storm sewer and water project on Evans Street from Bay Street to Lincoln Street.  A water line replacement project was recently completed on Huron Street from Westover Street to Washington Street.  The street was reconstructed as part of this project.


Awards & Recognition

Keep Michigan Beautiful Award - 2004 and 2012 recipient

Michigan’s Cool Cities Neighborhood - 2005 recipient

Michigan’s Promoting Active Communities - 2005 recognition




Brent R. Barringer

City Manager


(989) 362-6161


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