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City Clerk 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.


ALL FOIA requests must go through the proper channels to be received by the City of New Buffalo as per the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.  Sending an electronic FOIA request is a privilege and delivery will be noted the next business date.  FOIA requests are to be sent only to our FOIA Coordinator, City Clerk, Lori K. Vander Clay and FOIA Appeals are to be sent only to the City Manager, David Richards.  Any FOIA requests and/or FOIA Appeals sent to any others are not considered received by the City of New Buffalo and will not be answered. Thank you for your cooperation.



Please click on the date for a FOIA request summary for that time period

June 14, 2017 to September 21, 2017 

March 28, 2017 to June 14, 2017

December 8, 2016 to February 23, 2017


Total 2016 Attorney Fees For MFOIA Requests

*Fees do not cover loss of employee time spent fulfilling MFOIA requests. Please click here for a summary of MFOIA requests for the time period of 12/8/2016 to present.

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.

MFOIA Request Summary 12/8/16-present

Michigan Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Summary

FOIA Procedures & Guidelines

FOIA Form (revised 3/17)

Affidavit of Indigency

Election Inspectors Wanted

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 Clerk at (269) 469-1500.