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TCLP Board

About the Board

The Traverse City Light & Power Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:15 p.m., with the 4th Tuesday of each month reserved for a possible session. 

Full Meeting Schedule.

The Board consists of seven members nominated and appointed by the City Commission. Unexpired term vacancies shall be filled by the Mayor with the approval of the City Commission. Not less than one and no more than two of these members shall be selected by the City Commission and shall be ex-officio members with full voting authority. Members must be resident electors of the City, except that one member may be a non-resident if he/she resides within the current actual service area of the department. Non-Commission Board members cannot hold any other City office, nor can they be an employee of the City.

Non-Commission Board members shall be appointed to serve terms of five years from the first Monday of April. The Commission Board members shall be appointed for a two-year term bi-annually at the City Commission organizational meeting.

The City Manager or the City Manager’s designee shall be an ex-officio member without voting authority and shall not be counted for purposes of establishing a quorum.

The Board “shall have exclusive jurisdiction, control, and management of the Traverse City Light and Power Department and all its operations and facilities, except as herein provided. Unless specifically allocated to the City Commission or a City official, the Board shall have all the powers and duties possessed by the City to construct, acquire, expand, and operate the Traverse City Light & Power system.”

Creation of the TCLP Board is required by City Charter.

Board Members

To email all Board Members at once, send an email to:

NameRoleInitial Appointment DateTerm EndEmailPhone
Elysha DavilaCity Resident04/02/201804/03/ 
Ross HammersleyChairperson 04/03/201704/05/ 
Paul HeibergerVice Chairperson08/06/201804/01/ 
John TaylorCity Resident05/03/201004/07/ 
Maura BrennanCity Resident03/15/202104/06/ 
Mi StanleyCity Commissioner11/12/202311/10/ 
Tim WernerCity Commissioner11/09/201511/10/ 
Elizabeth VogelCity Manager01/02/2024No Voting Authority 231-922-4440

Board Meetings and Minutes


Fly Ash Property Ad Hoc Committee Meeting


Regular Board Meeting


HR Ad Hoc Committee Meeting