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Posted on: September 29, 2023

Community Invited to Meet New City Manager Robert Belleman on Thursday, Oct. 5 at ELPL

New City Manager Meet & Greet with photo of Robert Belleman

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing will host a meet and greet to introduce community members to its new City Manager, Robert Belleman, on Thursday, Oct. 5. The event will be held in the café of the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road.

Community members are encouraged to stop in any time between 4:30-6:30 p.m. during the event to meet Belleman in an informal setting. Light refreshments will be provided. Community members who are interested can then remain at the ELPL to attend “Precincts, Pollbooks & Proposals: An East Lansing Community Conversation Around Elections” hosted by the City Clerk’s office from 7-9 p.m.

Belleman brings to the role 30 years of professional experience as a municipal administrator, including having served as the City Manager of Bay City from 2003-2013 and most recently as the chief administrative officer and controller for Saginaw County for 10 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and a master’s degree from Oakland University. Belleman grew up in the City of Detroit, one of 10 children. He and his wife, Amy, have three children and two rescue dogs.

“I am beyond thrilled to have been selected to serve as the City of East Lansing’s next City Manager and I am eager to begin meeting community members,” City Manager Robert Belleman said. “Together with our dynamic staff, we are committed to providing quality services for a quality community.”

For those who have questions or comments, please contact the City Manager’s office at (517) 319-6920 or by email at   

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