Allyson Holm
City Clerk
224 W. Buffalo St.
New Buffalo, MI 49117
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
Monday through Friday
Telephone:  269-469-1500
After hours extension:  11
Facsimile:  269-469-7917
Mary Lynn 
Deputy Clerk
After hours extension:  10



Clerk Associations:

Internat'l Inst. Mun. Clerks

Mich. Assoc. Mun. Clerks

Berrien County Clerks Assoc.


Office of City Clerk


City Clerk Allyson Holm is an administrative officer of the City, and Clerk of the Council, under the direct supervision of the City Manager.  The City Clerk is the custodian of the official seal of the City, and is responsible execution of official documents.  The City Clerk is also responsible for:

  1. Elections
  2. Meeting Administration
  3. Records Management
  4. Management of Legal Instruments
  5. FOIA Coordinator


The City Clerk is responsible for all other duties as assigned by the City Charter, state law, City Ordinances, resolutions of the City Council, or instructions from the City Manager.



FOIA LAW changes take effect July 1, 2015

There have been changes made to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, Public Act 442 of 1976 which will take effect July 1, 2015. Please find more information listed below. You can also find this on the City Clerk's part of the website. If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk at 269-469-1500 or


Michigan Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Summary

FOIA Procedures & Guidelines


Affidavit of Indigency




The City of New Buffalo is seeking Elections Inspectors for upcoming elections.  As an Election Inspector you will:

  • Earn up to $100 per day
  • Receive paid training
  • Meet new and interesting people in the New Buffalo community.

For more information and to apply, click here or contact the City Clerk at (269) 469-1500.



Michigan Voter Ballot Application Form for the August 2, 2016 Primary Election.

The August 2, 2016 Primary Election close of registration will be July 5, 2016. You must be registered in order to vote in the election.

Polls will be open on the day of election, August 2, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, please contact the City Clerk.






The City of New Buffalo will be holding a General Election on November 8, 2016 that will include three council member positions with a term ending November 2020. The last day to turn in nominating petitions is Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Petitions shall be signed by not less than twenty-five nor more than fifty qualified registered electors of the City of New Buffalo.  Petitions are available at the Clerk’s office, 224 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI 49117. Please contact the clerk with any questions (269) 469-1500.

This page last updated on 6/27/2016.

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