Brent R. Barringer
City Manager
(989) 362-6161

Welcome from the City ManagerThank 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. 
Mayor Exchange DayPeriodically 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
Awards & RecognitionKeep Michigan Beautiful Award - 2004 and 2012 recipient
Michigan’s Cool Cities Neighborhood - 2005 recipient
Michigan’s Promoting Active Communities - 2005 recognition